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Hello and Happy Holiday fellow SIG members!

Below are two job opportunities for your consideration. 

Position Announcement
Associate/Full Professor - Higher Education
Graduate School of Education
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Job posting #:0081513
Review Date:
Open Until Filled
Link to Job posting: 
https://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1448395750828 

Position Description

The Graduate School of Education seeks a collaborative and energetic colleague to assume a tenure track position in the field of Higher Education. The school has offered the M.Ed. in Higher Education for four years, and enrollment has steadily grown. Recently, a Ph.D. in Leadership in Education was approved. A specific option in higher education is being considered and the selected candidate will explore the viability of this option. The successful candidate will coordinate the master's program and contribute to the Ph.D. through his/her research, doctoral advising and teaching. S/he must have a record of research, publication and teaching in the field of higher education.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) is in the city of Lowell which has a population of approximately 110,000. Lowell was the first planned industrial city in the USA and is the home of the Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell is 30 minutes north of Boston. The university serves a diverse population of 17,000 students in over 120 degree programs. UML is a nationally ranked public university which, in the past 5 years, has seen tremendous growth in its undergraduate and graduate populations, the number of faculty, and the facilities available for teaching and research. The Graduate School of Education is one of six colleges at the university and serves approximately 450 graduate students and a growing body of undergraduates enrolled in two education minors.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.

Qualifications Required

The successful candidate must have:
-An earned doctorate in education or a relevant field (no "pending doctoral degree" applications will be reviewed)
-At least 6 years of experience teaching at the college level
-Chaired Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertations
-A record of research and publication in higher education commensurate with expectations for an Associate or Full Professor
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Experience in program development or accreditation processes
-A record of obtaining external funding

 

 

Position Announcement
Assistant or Associate Professor, Developmental Education Literacy
Texas State University

Job Posting #: 2016-65
Review Date: January 8, 2016
Appointment Date: Fall 2016
Link to Job Posting:
http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/faculty-employment/2016-65.html

Position Description

Texas State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Developmental Education with a focus on literacy education. Developmental education is a field of research, policy, and practice focused on student success at the postsecondary level. The field aims to understand and support all students in postsecondary contexts, but especially students who struggle and students who are identified as academically underprepared.

The Graduate Program of Developmental Education is housed within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. This innovative and rapidly growing program offers Ph.D., Ed.D., and M.A. degrees in developmental education with three specialization areas: literacy, learning support, and mathematics. The search committee is looking for a candidate with the expertise and ability to serve in the literacy specialization area. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, and especially those who are linguistically or culturally diverse, or who can contribute diverse perspectives to our program and university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Publishing peer-reviewed research at national and international levels in the areas of literacy and developmental education.
  • Seeking external funding related to literacy and developmental education.
  • Presenting on research and practice at local, national, and/or international conferences.
  • Teaching doctoral- and master’s-level courses. Course topics include but are not limited to: literacy theory, research, and pedagogy with a focus on postsecondary contexts.
  • Serving on thesis and dissertation committees.
  • Recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students.
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Engaging in service at the departmental, college, university, and professional levels.

Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank
Required:

  • Earned doctorate, by hiring date, in education, literacy education, developmental education, or a related area.
  • Evidence of teaching literacy (reading and/or writing) at the postsecondary level and/or evidence of scholarly activity with a focus on postsecondary contexts commensurate with rank.
  • Demonstration of excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Evidence of the ability to establish and sustain a strong research agenda as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc. commensurate with rank.
  • To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on University and department established standards.

Preferred:

  • Evidence of research and practice in the areas of developmental education, postsecondary student success, college readiness, transitions to college, and/or transitions from college to work.
  • Evidence of working with students who are linguistically or culturally diverse.
  • Evidence of published research and conference presentations in literacy education, developmental education, or a related area commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-methods research knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Evidence of teaching literacy (reading and/or writing) effectively in postsecondary educational settings commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of success in advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students.
  • Evidence of success in seeking external grants and contracts.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with university colleagues, students, and staff within a diverse environment

Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank
Required:

  • Earned doctorate, by hiring date, in education, literacy education, developmental education, or a related area.
  • Evidence of teaching literacy (reading and/or writing) at the postsecondary level and/or evidence of scholarly activity with a focus on postsecondary contexts commensurate with rank.
  • Demonstration of the potential for excellence in teaching at the university level commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of the ability to establish and sustain a strong research agenda as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc. commensurate with rank.

Preferred:

  • Evidence of commitment to research and practice in the areas of developmental education, postsecondary student success, college readiness, transitions to college, and/or transitions from college to work.
  • Evidence of commitment to working with students who are linguistically or culturally diverse.
  • Evidence of published research and conference presentations in literacy education, developmental education, or a related area.
  • Evidence of quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-methods research knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Evidence of teaching literacy (reading and/or writing) effectively in postsecondary educational settings commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of success or the potential for success in advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students.
  • Evidence of success or the potential for success in seeking external grants and contracts.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with university colleagues, students, and staff within a diverse environment

Application Procedures

To apply, send (1) a letter of interest that addresses your philosophy of teaching effectiveness, your research agenda, and your experiences in relation to the required and preferred qualifications sections of the posting; (2) a relevant scholarly writing sample; (3) official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (note: applicants may submit unofficial copies of transcripts with the application; the individual who is offered the position must submit official transcripts prior to hiring); (4) three letters of reference; and (5) a curriculum vitae that includes all degrees and certifications, all professional experience, list of courses taught, scholarship, and list of three professional references with names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers; and (6) the completed Texas State Faculty Employment Application available athttp://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/application.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by January 8, 2016. Send materials electronically to Naomi Wilson at naomiwilson@txstate.edu. Official transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

Ms. Naomi Wilson
Texas State University
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666