Assistant Professor, Learning and Leadership

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), with a current enrollment of 12,000 students, is seeking to fill a position in the doctoral program in Learning and Leadership within the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies.
This is a twelve-month, full-time, Assistant Professor appointment that requires instruction, candidate advising, as well as supervising multi-disciplinary research at the graduate level.

The doctoral program is a competency based, multi-disciplinary doctorate. The curriculum is work/experience embedded. Everyone pursuing the degree is actively working and engaged in various areas of professional practice.

Unlike a number of doctoral programs that may allow evaluation projects or large program assessments as a capstone event, this program includes a full research dissertation. All coursework, deliverables, and milestone accomplishments are based on our participants' ability to demonstrate scholar-practitioner competency in a number of specific domains.

We see learning as transformative relative to human behavior and cognition in multiple venues. Beyond traditional learning theory, we explore theory and concepts that extend beyond most participants' formal education. From a Leadership perspective we believe that leadership is a shared process based on organizational goals and measurable outcomes, not the study of the individuals with positional power often viewed as leaders / bosses / great men. The program's approach to Learning avoids a myopic focus on formal education and public schooling. Please visit the program website at: .

Qualifications :

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate Ph.D., Ed.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g. Quantitative Research Methods, Leadership, Psychology). Evidence of expertise and research productivity in one or more areas in the context of leadership, decision-making, or other disciplines in the social sciences. The candidate should also demonstrate general knowledge and experience in teaching Research Methodology, Applied Research, and/or Applied Statistics at the doctoral level and provide evidence of contribution to national professional organizations. Experience in the use of Learning Management Systems is required.

The preferred candidate will have experience in the dissertation process and will show evidence, experience, and skill in facilitating learning through the use of instructional technology (synchronous and asynchronous). Experience with Bayesian statistics; predictive analytics, and/or data mining is preferred.

Application Procedures

Screening of applications for this position will begin in March 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • letter of interest to include a statement of learning philosophy
  • a current curriculum vita
  • unofficial transcripts from all universities

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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