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Full-Time Faculty - Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Program

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

The mission of The University of Bridgeport is to promote academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

Full-time faculty members at the University of Bridgeport are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their discipline. Faculty advise students, develop and maintain curriculum, stay current in their disciplines, stay current with pedagogy and teaching methodology, participate in on and off-campus staff development activities, fulfill administrative responsibilities relevant to their positions, and participate in university and community service. The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Hybrid Program in Educational Leadership, with a specialization in International Education, prepares educational leaders who blend and apply theory, research, and practice to address real problems, generate new knowledge, and promote professional education practices in diverse environments. Ed.D. faculty teach doctoral-level courses, engage in professional scholarship, and mentor practitioner-scholar doctoral students.

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 15, 2024. Anticipated start date: Fall 2024.

This is a full-time non-tenure track 12-month contracted position.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

At a minimum, the essential functions of faculty are to:
  • Use the approved course syllabus format when creating course syllabi.
  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus.
  • Ensure that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency and relevancy in the discipline.
  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled and maintain excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Assess student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback and universal design of courses.
  • Submit reports in an accurate and timely manner including attendance, grades and other related documentation.
  • Attend department meetings and participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of program goals and curriculum review based on student learning outcomes.
  • Attend professional development activities to remain informed of current trends and new approaches of instruction in the discipline.
  • Serve on and provide information to University committees as needed and requested.
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning.
  • Assist with accreditation reports for program improvement.
  • Advise students and monitor student program progress.
  • Promote educational research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the University mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Conduct all work in a safe manner and ensure that all work safety practices are followed.
Other Functions :
  • Teach doctoral courses online and actively participate in the doctoral summer residency program.
  • Serve as Chair and/or reader on dissertation committees as needed.
  • Initiate discussions and make recommendations concerning the improvement of teaching, curriculum, and student learning outcomes related to program alignment to the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate Project (CPED) framework.
  • Review student data, professional standards, current research, and engage in the CPED-related program evaluation and improvement.
  • Maintain licenses, certifications, and other professional credentials for the profession/position.
  • Maintain professional relationships with the educational community and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Perform similar or related work as required, directed or as the situation dictates.
  • Assist other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching in a traditional University classroom and on-line environments.
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret student learning outcome data to improve teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability with technology and scholarly writing.
  • Demonstrated dedication to excellence in teaching and a commitment to high academic and professional standards.
  • Demonstrated track record of positive teaching outcomes.
  • Ability to monitor and advise candidates efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to serve as a dissertation chair or committee member.
Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, International Education, Higher Education, or a related education field, with a preferred focus in Educational Leadership.
  • Current CT Administrator (092) certification preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of current research methodologies, pedagogy, and practices in the field of Education and Educational Leadership.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, including mixed methods and case study research.
  • Demonstrated research in the field of education.
  • Demonstrated dedication to excellence in teaching and a commitment to high academic and professional standards.
  • Evidence of effective post-secondary teaching in online environments.
  • Evidence of commitment to culturally relevant pedagogy and educational equity as demonstrated in scholarship, teaching/mentoring, and service.
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules /work from home opportunities
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between University of Bridgeport and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

The University of Bridgeport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The University of Bridgeport complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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