Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Description

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: salary commensurate with experience up to $69,500

C losing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Education, Health and Social Work invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Education faculty appointment with a target start date of August 2021.

The University of the District of Columbia is a public, comprehensive university with an urban land-grant distinction. It is the District of Columbia’s only public institution of higher education. It has historically been a minority serving institution. The University services approximately 5,000 students across its two-year baccalaureate, masters, and professional programs. The Washington metropolitan community provides an exceptional learning laboratory for faculty, staff, and students.

The responsibilities of the position include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses face to face, with possible opportunities for hybrid or online instruction. In addition, this person will provide supervision and observation feedback to candidates at their student teaching sites and assist with establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with schools/educational facilities in the surrounding area. Other duties include serving on division, program, college, and/or university committees, maintaining an active research agenda, working collaboratively with program faculty and area partners, performing service, administrative, and accreditation-related tasks as necessary to enhance the quality of the program, and performing tasks related to the development of excellence in educator preparation at UDC. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration and work toward continuous improvement as part of a team.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate scholarly engagement, including: research, grant writing, publishing and presenting, student advising, outcomes assessment, service to the program, department, college, University and community. In addition, the candidate must be willing to participate in recruitment activities. Experience with CAEP or NCATE is strongly preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities of the position include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses face to face, with possible opportunities for hybrid or online instruction.
  • Other duties include serving on division, program, college, and/or university committees, maintaining an active research agenda, working collaboratively with program faculty and area partners, performing service, administrative, and accreditation-related tasks as necessary to enhance the quality of the program, and performing tasks related to the development of excellence in educator preparation at UDC.
  • The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration and work toward continuous improvement as part of a team.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate scholarly engagement, including: research, grant writing, publishing and presenting, student advising, outcomes assessment, service to the program, department, college, University and community.
  • In addition, the candidate must be willing to participate in recruitment activities.
  • Experience with CAEP or NCATE is strongly preferred.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • An earned doctorate with an emphasis in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of three successful years of experience in PK-12 schools.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity to variations across age, gender socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, and prior training and educational experience.
Additional Duties
  • Collaborate with faculty and community stakeholders for program improvement.
  • Work closely with other University, College, and Department faculty and professionals.
  • Participate in program governance at the College and University levels as well as contribute to one’s professional organizations.
  • Provide assistance in writing and submitting documents and reports associated with accreditation.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or degree in Elementary Education.
  • Experience teaching in higher education setting—preferably courses for Elementary Education.
  • Established record of scholarly productivity.
  • A demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations.
  • Hold certification or licensure pertinent to the profession.
  • Candidates with certifications or endorsements in Math, Social Studies, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or ESL are preferred, but not required.


A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  2. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.


Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor shall be required to meet the following

qualifications:

  1. An earned doctorate or the highest appropriate credential in the field of specialization, or experience and achievements comparable to the doctorate;
  2. A record of scholarship and professional growth; and
  3. At least five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years as an Assistant Professor.


Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/ .

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