Visiting Assistant Professor, Multidisciplinary Department ELCE
Date: May 4, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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About the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education
At the University of Cincinnati's Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE), we believe that experiential learning and career education are key components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services which foster students' personal and professional growth as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Within a thriving culture of collaboration, the division provides students, employers and partners a single point of contact for experience-based learning opportunities and transition-to-career services.
Members of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education strive to carry out our mission and vision and act in accordance with the following values: Respect, Equity and Inclusion, Service, Innovation and Excellence, Integrity, and Professional Development.
About the Position
UC and The Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE) is now looking to fill the following position:
* Visiting Assistant Professor, Educator Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE)
* Appointment: 9 month; Non-Tenure (Educator) track
* Date of Appointment: August 15, 2021 - May 15, 2022
Responsibilities: This Visiting Assistant Professor, Educator position will be responsibile for teaching courses included in the Multidisciplinary Initiatives area. Assigned teaching responsibilities may include career education courses primarily serving students in the College of Arts and Sciences, including a range of courses designed for the pre-health student population. As new initiatives are developed, the faculty member may be responsible for developing and/or teaching new career education/experiential learning courses that align with the mission of ELCE and/or institutional initiatives.
This position requires competencies to instruct students interested in pursuing a wide variety of careers with a particular focus on first-year students. Courses are intended to meet UC's career education learning outcomes. Faculty may also be responsible for supporting students with reflection and goal setting during their internship or co-op as a part of their experiential learning online coursework (non-mandatory co-op program majors-primarily the College of Arts and Sciences).
As a visiting faculty member, 100% of the assigned workload is in the area of teaching.
On a full-time basis, an Educator faculty member's primary responsibility involves regular classroom instruction in the pedagogical mission of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE) and advising students enrolled in assigned programs regarding career-relevant development. This faculty member's primary responsibility will be advancing the mission of ELCE through classroom teaching, student advising, and internal/external partnership development. The position involves teaching professional development and experiential learning courses for students in a variety of disciplines and advising students as they progress on their professional pathway. Faculty will guide students through the process of searching for and obtaining experiential learning opportunities that align with their professional goals.
The core responsibility of Professor Educator in ELCE is fostering the professional development of our students and preparing them for what comes next, whether it be a gainful career or post-graduate education. Specific responsibilities that support student success include:
Teaching professional development courses to students primarily in the College of Arts & Sciences, which involves:
Working collaboratively with colleagues to develop courses
Organizing lessons that support course and daily learning outcomes
Developing and leading interactive instruction
Monitoring student learning
Preparing materials that are universally accessible
Communicating effectively to students from diverse backgrounds
Valuing diversity in all forms and cultivating a culture of belonging.
Working collaboratively with our Job Development team to develop employment opportunities for students
A non-tenure track appointment requires a minimum of a Master's Degree.
The credentials of the selected individual should support successful instruction of career education/experiential learning courses that align with the mission of ELCE and/or institutional initiatives, and must include:
Experience teaching and developing course materials, in both face-to-face and online formats
Demonstrated organizational, written and oral communications skills
Two years of relevant professional work experience
Ability to use Windows-based office software products
Additional Qualifications Considered
The ideal candidate will possess relevant, professional experience in both academic and non-academic environments
Documented teaching and advising experience
Strong understanding of undecided student needs and how to support students through career exploration
Professional experience in experiential learning
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion; an understanding of social and ethical issues in career exploration.
About the Appointment
Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure (RPT): This appointment may be renewed under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), provided your performance satisfies the criteria of your department's guidelines for reappointment, program need, available budget, and upon approval by the Provost. The RPT process reviews your work and contributions to teaching, scholarly work, and service as noted in the job description. You can learn more about the RPT process on the Office of the Provost's website.
Candidates are required to submit a current resume and cover letter addressing their interest in the position. The most qualified candidates will be identified based previous experience that has prepared them to effectively carry out primary responsibilities, including serving students with diverse life experiences.
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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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