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Faculty - Civic Education Fellow - Visiting Assistant Professor

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 24, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty - Civic Education Fellow - Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary: $62,500.00 Annually
Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: FY2300792
Closing: 6/9/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: Academic Affairs - Student Success

Position Announcement
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 Utah.

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.

  • Minimum Qualifications
    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 development processes.
  • Knowledge of practices and trends in K-12 pedagogy
  • Knowledge of and experience in analytical/research methods and good analytical practices.
  • Skills
  • Exceptional teaching skills at the K-12 and/or undergraduate level
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
  • Abilities
  • 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

  • EEO Statement:

    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.

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