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 with pedagogy, teaching, and research in
their disciplines; participate in on and off-campus staff
development activities; fulfill administrative responsibilities
relevant to their positions; and participate in Department,
University and community service.
This is a full-time non-tenure track 12 month contracted position
slated to commence Fall 2022
Duties to be performed:
At a minimum, the essential functions of the faculty are to:
- Use the approved course syllabus format when creating course
- Teach all classes according to an approved course
- Ensure that each course contains essential curricular
components, have appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintain
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 pedagogy 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,
- Initiate discussions and make recommendations concerning the
improvement of teaching and curriculum related to improving student
- Review student data, professional standards, current research,
and relevant program accreditation reports for program
- 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 research and new approaches to instruction in the
- Serve on and provide information to University committees as
needed and requested.
- Demonstrate professional attitudes, philosophy, compassion, and
commitments that promote student growth and learning.
- Serve as Chair and/or committee member on dissertation/ thesis
committees as needed.
- Assist with program specific accreditation reports.
- Advise students and monitor student program progress.
- Promote educational research and scholarship.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the University mission, vision, and
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Maintain licenses, certifications and other professional
credentials for the position.
- Maintain professional relationships with the educational
community and other relevant stakeholders.
NOTE: The above description is intended to describe the general
nature and level of work to be performed by the position. It is not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of the
position. You will devote your full time and best efforts to the
performance of your various job duties and will observe any and all
policies, rules and regulations that the University may now have or
shall hereafter establish.
- Doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) degree in Education, Curriculum
and Instruction, or a related education field, with the
concentrated focus in History and/or Social Studies.
- Knowledge of current research, pedagogy, and practices in the
field of History and Social Studies.
- Knowledge of NCSS Standards for Teacher Preparation and CAEP
accreditation standards for initial licensure programs.
- Demonstrated dedication to excellence in teaching and a
commitment to high academic and professional standards.
- Possession of, or eligibility to secure, Connecticut
certification in History and Social Studies, grades 7-12.
- A minimum of two years of experience working in public or
private schools teaching History and Social Studies in middle grade
or secondary level classrooms.
- Evidence of effective post-secondary teaching in traditional,
online, and/or hybrid environments.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion in education and
culturally relevant pedagogy.
- Ability to analyze, synthesize and interpret student learning
outcome data to improve teaching and learning.
- Ability to work collegially in a team environment.
- Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action,
and sound judgment.
- Ability to serve as a dissertation/thesis mentor or committee