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Full-Time Faculty - History & Social Studies Program Coordinator

University of Bridgeport
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Teacher Education, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 syllabi.
  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus.
  • 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 learning outcomes.
  • Review student data, professional standards, current research, and relevant program accreditation reports for program improvement.
  • 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 discipline.
  • 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 values.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
Other responsibilities:
  • Maintain licenses, certifications and other professional credentials for the position.
  • Maintain professional relationships with the educational community and other relevant stakeholders.
Required qualifications:
  • 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 member.
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.

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