Assistant/Associate Professor--Graduate Studies-Dreeben School of Education

University Of The Incarnate Word
February 19, 2023
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor--Graduate Studies-Dreeben School of Education

UIW Mission

University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The Dreeben School of Education (DSE) is currently seeking two full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professors to help us realize our aspirations in grounding our offerings at the nexus of theory and practice. The DSE seeks to continue in the development of applied and action-based approaches to practitioner and community-based research and engagement, to include all phases of program design, implementation, evaluation, and learning. Candidates should be skilled in multimodal learning and action which are relevant to real-world problem solving for social justice and diverse community needs. Join us in preparing applied, reflective, transformative, innovative, and social justice- oriented educators, scholar-practitioners, and leaders.

Full-time faculty at UIW are expected to teach four courses in the fall semester and four courses in the spring semester. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission. This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about Title IX violations. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Functions

Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities.

  • Design complex curriculum and services that benefit both internal and external stakeholders, including education, public health, social service agencies, community organizations, business and private industry partners, government officials, agency staff, senior managers, and the public; apply a social justice lens in the design and development of said curriculum;
  • Teach face-to-face, hybrid, and virtual courses consistent with the needs of the department;
  • Advise students and providing individual help to students during weekly office hours;
  • Supervise student research and dissertations;
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs in a variety of school and non-school settings; engage in advanced data collection and analysis for reporting purposes;
  • Perform regular scholarly research and publication in traditional, action and / or community-based research. These skill sets would ideally be grounded in all phases of program design, implementation, evaluation, and learning;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession;
  • Comply with UIW Faculty Handbook processes and policies;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Experience or ability to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, and service;
  • Desire to connect classroom and research activities to the community and to important social justice challenges;
  • Strong record or potential for using adaptive methodological skills to work with diverse populations;
  • Broad inquiry skills related to inclusive, participatory community problem solving;
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with colleagues including staff, faculty, students, and community partners across disciplinary boundaries;
  • Ability to immerse students in real-world problem solving, focusing on rapid prototype solutions and learning from mistakes when developing innovative curriculum for various communities;
  • Demonstrated great communicator, listener, and facilitator who draws people into collaboration, ensuring all voices are heard and valued;
  • Systematic approaches to learning, practice and inquiry; innovative thinking practice which is social justice framed and directed;
  • Experienced in Design thinking methods;
  • Strong ability and desire to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Required Education

    Doctoral Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Community Health Planning, Public Policy, Healthcare Administration or related field with specialized coursework in research.

    Required Work Experience

  • Teaching experience in higher education institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with designing courses and curriculum.
  • Experience with applied research, community-based research and/or other social justice-oriented pragmatic research approaches that may include action, qualitative and/or quantitative inquiry into their design.
  • Record of guiding student research for thesis and/or dissertations in community-based, problem of practice, and/or work settings.
  • Record of refereed scholarship.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience creating equitable and inclusive environments working with learners to develop engaging curriculum and applied research.
  • Experience with active prototyping, human-centered design, program design, implementation, and/or other innovative action inquiry methodologies.
  • Experience with/potential to build partnerships with community or work organizations.
  • Experience in conducting participatory and other forms of applied or action research in the public health sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community-based participatory research and (participatory) action research methodologies that directly use action to generate learning and learning to inform action for worthwhile practical purposes.
  • Experience with program design and evaluation methods, including participatory and accessible methods to conduct formative and summative evaluations in non-profit, government and corporate settings.
  • Two (2) years of practitioner, consulting and/or teaching experience as a community-based researcher or a participatory action researcher in community, public, private, and/or university environments;
  • Record of applied, community research and / or action research and scholarship at the national or international levels, engaging in real-life social justice challenges.
  • Experience designing and managing curriculum/training process to address stakeholder and clients' needs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Universal Design for Learning.
  • Demonstrated skill in innovative thinking and creative problem-solving.
  • Record of/potential for obtaining and managing external funding.
  • Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations

    None specified.

    Work Hours

    Typical for full-time faculty.

    Physical Demands

    None specified.

    Posting Details

    Posting Details

    Posting Number UN667PO

    Number of Vacancies 1 Job Type Full Time Job Category Faculty Desired Start Date 08/14/2023 Position End Date (if temporary) Reports to Dr. Denise Staudt Salary Competitive for Private University Open Date 11/01/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant



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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Other Document
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  • Do you currently hold a Doctoral Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Community Health Planning, Public Policy, Healthcare Administration or related field with specialized coursework in research?
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  • How many academic years of teaching experience do you have in this field at the college or university level?
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  • How many years of experience do you have designing courses and curriculum in this field?
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