Posting Number F0372021
Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor-Leadership Studies
Department Org 325000 - Leadership Studies
The Department of Leadership Studies is pleased to announce a search for a
non-tenure track position for a visiting -faculty position in the School
Counseling Program. The position is a one-year appointment with the
possibility of additional years depending on the program needs. . The
Instructional Technology program has three areas of focus: Online Teaching and
Learning, Computer Science Teaching and Learning, Multimedia Design and
Development. The courses in the program are taught online using both
synchronous and asynchronous approaches. The programs are aligned with K-12
teaching and learning. Program students are primarily K-12 educators, working
as teachers, librarians, and administrators. The Online Teaching and Learning
is approved by the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
allowing our graduates with the proper coursework and assessment score to be
eligible to apply for an Online Teacher endorsement.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The position is a 9-month non-tenure track visiting appointment with the
possibility of summer teaching opportunities when available. The faculty
member will teach online graduate courses using both synchronous and
asynchronous delivery methods. All program faculty members are expected to
maintain a campus presence.
The visiting faculty member will focus on teaching the Instructional
Technology students, typically teaching four classes a semester. The visiting
faculty member may be provided the opportunity to advise students, collaborate
on research, engage with the greater instructional technology research and
education community, provide university and professional service, and be a
strong advocate for the program. All program faculty members engage as a
collaborative leadership team to help maintain and extend program and
department visibility, as well as, assist with program coordination
activities. All faculty members engage in ongoing program improvement efforts
based on data, the shifting needs of the students, and requirements for
preparing our students to be K-12 school instructional technology leaders. The
overall goal of the program is to prepare educators to be K-12 school
instructional technology leaders.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidates need to have:
● At least one advanced degree should be in instructional technology or
closely related field. Must have an appropriate masters or doctorate degree;
● Work experience in K-12 schools as a teacher;
● Experience teaching K-12 educators;
● Experience with integrating technology into teaching and learning activities
at the K-12 level;
● Experience working with diverse groups of students and supporting the
promotion of social justice;
● Experience with working in teams and engaging in collaborative activities.
Skills Considered Essential for Success
-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education.
-Knowledge of student development theory.
-Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations, and
-Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
-Ability to compile statistics into reports.
-Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part
of a team.
-Ability to make sound judgments and assist in resolving student concerns.
-Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities.
-Civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature.
-Demonstrate follow-up contacts and consultations in a timely manner.
Required Education and/or Experience
The formal education of a Master's degree or doctoral degree is required.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Preferred candidates will have:
● Experience with teaching courses online;
● Experience with supporting or guiding K-12 students' innovative use of
● Engagement in Instructional Technology education professional organizations;
● Evidence of scholarly productivity;
● Experience with teaching at the post-secondary level.
License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central
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
Desired start date 08/16/2021
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 07/16/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Provide a c.v, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy and
three references with contact information that can supply a letter if
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