Faculty in School of Education

Location
Tennessee, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Oct 30, 2020
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time

Union University seeks a qualified individual for a full-time, tenure-track faculty within the College of Education for its Germantown campus to begin Fall 2021. Rank assignment commensurate with education and experience. This position is responsible for teaching a variety of courses, fulfilling departmental and university-wide faculty responsibilities, and maintaining an appropriate level of scholarship within the College.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

  • Teach a full-time load of a variety of courses (12 credit hours per 16-week semester) based upon school need.  Design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities that support lesson objectives, and the development of critical thinking skills. Online teaching may be required.
  • Chair doctoral dissertations.
  • Engage the discipline through scholarship, research, and presentations.
  • Facilitate/guide the progress of students toward the achievement of course and program outcomes.
  • Plan clear course outcomes. Assess records related to evaluation of student outcomes and course grades.
  • Demonstrate interest in personal and professional growth of students. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students.  Demonstrate concern for student progress.
  • Maintain regular office hours for student accessibility.
  • Faithfully participate in Greater Faculty Meetings and College of Education faculty meetings.
  • Make relevant and realistic course assignments.
  • Serve on university committees as assigned.  Participate in program planning and College-standing and ad hoc committees as designated by the Dean.
  • Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Contribute to a positive work climate and the team effort with the College.
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with full and part-time faculty, staff, and all other persons having a direct impact on the program.
  • Participate in professional organizations and scholarly activities.  Attend professional meetings, workshops, and/or conventions.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Submit budget and textbook requests for assigned courses by posted deadlines.
  • Collaborate with others in student or school-related activities.
  • Sponsor student organizations as assigned.
  • Take part in campus and community activities related to the discipline of Education.


Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in an education-related field, such as Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Leadership required. Preference will be given to applicants who have P-12 instructional leadership experience along with a distinguished record of teaching experience.  Demonstrated teaching excellence and an ability to supervise dissertations is required.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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