Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor--Graduate Studies-Dreeben
School of Education
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.
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.
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
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
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
Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and
Comply with UIW Faculty Handbook processes and policies;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Experience or ability to build an equitable and diverse scholarly
environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, and
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Typical for full-time faculty.
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
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without
regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national
origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity
or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion (except in limited
circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed
appropriate as a matter of University policy).
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
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