Faculty - Civic Education Fellow - Visiting Assistant
6/9/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
800 W University Parkway, Orem
Academic Affairs - Student Success
The Civic Education Fellow is a full-time, one-year position, with
the possibility of renewal following excellent performance. The
Civic Thought and Leadership Initiative (CTLI) is funded by the
Utah legislature and located in UVU's Center for Constitutional
Studies. The purpose of CTLI is to develop the next generation of
citizens and civic leaders by cultivating the knowledge, skills,
dispositions, and virtues necessary for a just, free, and
flourishing constitutional republic. We do this through mentoring
UVU students, supporting K-12 teachers, conducting research, and
fostering civil public discourse. The Civics Education Fellow will
further these efforts by teaching one undergraduate course per
semester (likely POLS 1000: American Heritage), designing and
implementing professional development opportunities for K-12
teachers, conducting team-based research on civic education, and
contributing to public dialogue on civic education and civility in
Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2023.
Summary of Responsibilities
Teaching undergraduate courses in American history, government,
or other civic topics
Developing and implementing of K-12 professional development
programs and other conferences
Conducting and coordinating research activities among
participating entities and the preparation of findings for
presentation and publication.
K-12 civics curriculum design and pedagogical training. Perform
other job-related duties as assigned.
An M.A./M.S. degree from an accredited institution in education,
pedagogy, American government, American history, or a related field
Extensive secondary classroom teaching experience.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Knowledge of American government and history.
Knowledge of the K-12 curriculum development and professional
Knowledge of practices and trends in K-12 pedagogy
Knowledge of and experience in analytical/research methods and
good analytical practices.
Exceptional teaching skills at the K-12 and/or undergraduate
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving,
organization, communication (verbal and written), time management,
project management, and presentation skills
Ability to engage individually and collaboratively with varied
participants and stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students,
teachers, and government officials
Ability to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to
meet assigned deadlines
UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's
qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability,
veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related
conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/uvu/jobs/4013062/faculty-civic-education-fellow-visiting-assistant-professor