|Program ID:||UConn-Neag-2017154 [#8374, 2017154]|
|Program Title:||Open Rank Professor in Residence and Program Director, Division of Student Affairs Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Masters Program|
|Program Type:||Non tenure-track faculty|
|Location:||Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Educational Psychology|
Higher Education and Student Affairs
|Appl Deadline:||(posted 2016/10/20)|
Open Rank Professor in Residence and Program Director
Division of Student Affairs Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Masters Program
The open rank (assistant, associate, or full) professor in-residence and program director of the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) master’s program will join the outstanding faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education, reporting to the Department Head. The Neag School of Education stands out as a major contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public higher education institutions. According to 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Neag School ranks among the top 25 public graduate schools of education in the nation. The 10-month, non-tenure track open rank professor in-residence and program director will hold a unique leadership position sustaining the strong collaboration between the Neag School of Education and the Division of Student Affairs at UConn. The Division of Student Affairs and its 16 Departments & Offices support the educational mission of the University and enable student success through services and programs that extend learning, support health and wellness, and enhance student development. The Division fosters an inclusive community, student engagement and responsible citizenship.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1).We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Educational Leadership at the rank of open rank Professor in-Residence.
The HESA program is a nationally recognized master’s (MA) program that fosters intellectual and professional development of individuals seeking careers in higher education or student affairs administration. Through a cohort model, the program emphasizes a theory-to-practice approach by exposing students to contemporary research and experiential learning.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Candidates will also be expected to have professional, teaching, and research expertise in student affairs as well as a demonstrated commitment to issues of social justice and equity as evidenced in recruitment, admissions, retention, and the HESA curriculum. The Neag School and the Division of Student Affairs expect the director for the HESA program to lead within HESA as well as a serve as a representative of HESA on larger School and Division initiatives.
Specifically, the responsibilities associated with this position will focus on the following three areas:
Lead group of faculty and staff assembled to collaboratively guide the HESA program.
Sustain and continue to promote collaboration between the Department of Educational Leadership and the Division of Student Affairs. Serve as liaison to the student affairs leadership team, establishing linkages between the goals of the HESA program and the division. Work closely with HESA faculty and staff to sustain and enhance this collaboration
Oversee the HESA admissions process, including serving as liaison to the Graduate School throughout the admissions process and supervising one full-time graduate assistant student and one EDLR staff member (program coordinator), who will aid in the admissions process. Organize and oversee admissions committee comprised of EDLR and Division of Student Affairs faculty and staff. Provide annual report of admissions process to department chair, Dean, and VP of Student Affairs.
Teaching and Advising Responsibilities:
This is a full-time, 10-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Select "Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of reference, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and sample journal articles or books. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Evaluation of applicants will begin December 1, 2016 until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017154)
For more information regarding the Department of Educational Leadership please visit the department website at http://education.uconn.edu/department-of-educational-leadership/.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.