Assistant Professor

University of Central Arkansas
February 19, 2023
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Position Information

Posting Number F0952022

Working Title Assistant Professor Department Org 321000 - Elementary, Literacy, & Special Education Why should you work at UCA?

We are excited that you are considering joining the UCA Family—the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make the University of Central Arkansas a great place to work!

At the University of Central Arkansas, we value our employees striving to maintain a work-life balance. We realize that this affects the overall well- being of employees, while learning to prioritize challenging work and the ability to make a difference. Resources are available supporting professional and personal development through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Leadership and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The benefits package allows you to customize your benefits to meet your current needs, and the ability to adjust them as your priorities change. This includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, 80% tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, and a retirement program with university contributions of 10% of employee salary. Also available are health and wellness incentives, as well as access to sports and cultural activities on campus for the family, free gym membership (HPER) and equipment rentals.

Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine- month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate education and graduate courses.
  • Supervise interns during field and student teaching experiences.
  • Collaborate on a team to improve teacher education and learning experiences.
  • Advise and mentor teacher candidates.
  • Model appropriate use of mobile technology in pedagogical practice.
  • Contribute to the department culture and climate through innovative and productive initiatives and approaches.
  • Actively engage in scholarly activities (research, presentations, and publications).
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Strong background in teacher evaluation systems, foundations of learning and development, behavior guidance, curriculum, and K-6 content methods/instructional strategies. Strong background in school culture and culturally competent teaching. Knowledge, skills, and experience with students with disabilities and general education students. Strong interest in scholarly activities (i.e. presentations, publications, and research). Evidence of collaboration and ability to work with others. Ability to work in a dynamic and diverse environment. Strong commitment to the use of mobile technology (specifically iPad, MacBook, ChromeBook hardware and iOS, G Suite, and creativity apps) to create engaging learning experiences for students.

    Skills Considered Essential for Success

    -Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions. -Demonstrate effective follow-up.

    Required Education and/or Experience

    Doctorate in Elementary or related education degree (A.B.D. considered). Minimum of three years in a public school setting.

    Preferred Education and/or Experience

    University teaching experience preferred. Background in the use of mobile learning and instructional technology. C.A.E.P. experience

    License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)

    Teaching license in elementary education.

    University, Campus, and Community Description

    Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

    Desired start date 08/16/2023

    Posting Detail Information

    Background Check Statement

    This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    UCA EEO Statement

    The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

    Open Date 01/03/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please supply contact information for three professional references that can supply a letter of reference for you. Required documents: C.V., Cover letter, Unofficial transcripts.

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

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

  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document
  • Other Transcripts
  • Veteran's Documents
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