Visiting Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
University of Redlands
 Redlands, CA

Requisition Number: VISIT01078

APPOINTMENT: Visiting Associate Professor

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Teaching and Learning/School of Education

AVAILABLE: September 1, 2021

POSTING DATE: June 10, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; Applications received by July 15, 2021 are assured consideration

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education, at the University of Redlands, invites applications for a teaching-track Visiting Associate Professor position. We seek an accomplished and innovative teacher educator in any area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and/or Computer Science Education. We especially encourage applications from candidates who hold a California K-12 credential in STEM, Computer Science, or a related field. We seek a candidate who shares our commitment to advocacy for educational and social justice, and effective practices in teaching, including the integration of appropriate technologies. The search will emphasize candidates who advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and scholarly engagements. The University of Redlands is a private non-denominational, highly ranked university located in Redlands, California. Applicants should be able to facilitate undergraduate and graduate courses designed for teacher credential candidates.

The Visiting Associate Professor will take an active role in STEM and/or Computer Science course and program development, as well as early fieldwork coordination. The successful candidate will also support the professional development of university supervisors and faculty who work with teacher candidates in their student teaching and internship experiences. Candidates should have a strong grasp of course design, effective teaching strategies, and a minimum of 3 (preferably 5) years of teaching in a public-school setting. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in university teaching and the capacity to engage with colleagues in collaborative work and projects. Candidates should also provide evidence of an active research agenda and/or a record of scholarly engagement.

The School of Education orients itself to practice educational and social justice in teaching, scholarly engagement, and service. Faculty are keenly aware of this fundamental principle and center educational and social justice in their course content, as well as their research. Candidates should have a culturally rich background with an understanding of teaching racially and ethnically diverse learners, English learners, foster youth, students identified as having special needs, and students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and/or experiences in these areas and other aspects of inclusivity in their application.

The School of Education has been training teachers for the last 90 years. It is a graduate and professional school of education with a strong focus on personalized education and experiential pedagogy. The school is being led by a Dean whose clear vision and commitment to P-12 education is an inspiration to the School and the surrounding community. The School is strongly founded on the tradition of liberal arts education, which is the hallmark of the entire University of Redlands. The vision for the future of the School includes a strengthened scholarly presence and an expanded community role. Just as the School engages in training thought leaders for the future, so we are seeking new faculty colleagues to assist us in our transformative work. The scope of work in the Department of Teaching and Learning provides various opportunities for close working relationships with colleagues.

Candidates receive support from the entire School in developing professional connections within and outside of the university campus. Candidates are expected to excel primarily in teaching but also engage in scholarly activities as well as university service. The School of Education at the University of Redlands with its departments (Teaching and Learning; Leadership and Higher Education; and Counseling) is at an exciting juncture. The Department of Teaching and Learning is looking forward to welcoming an energetic and innovative colleague to continue to build its strong tradition of educating the best prepared teachers in the Inland Empire.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing and teaching courses at the credential level (graduate and undergraduate).
  • Implementing innovative instructional strategies in STEM and/or Computer Science courses and/or programs.
  • Supporting university supervisors and faculty working in K-12 school settings.
  • Participating in designing and implementing innovative fieldwork and residency partnerships.
  • Engaging in scholarly activities.
  • Committing to an 11-month contract.
  • Participating in student recruitment into the graduate and undergraduate programs.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An earned doctorate in a field related to STEM and/or Computer Science Education, or closely-related discipline.
  • A minimum of three (3), preferably at least five (5) years teaching experience in a diverse, K-12 public-school in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science setting.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the credential, graduate, and/or undergraduate level.
  • Capacity to engage with colleagues in collaborative work and projects.
  • Applied work associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in online teaching.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Exemplary Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science Education teaching experiences.
  • Commitment to promote engagement of minoritized learners in STEM or Computer Science Education.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of adult and young-adult learners.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching practices in online, hybrid, and face-to-face environments.
  • Leadership in teacher education that includes facilitating professional development for faculty.
  • Demonstrated excellence in supervisory work with teacher candidates.

INQUIRIES: Inquiries can be directed to Alayne Sullivan, Ph. D. at alayne_sullivan@redlands.edu.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; Applications received by July 15, 2021 are assured consideration

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit (a) a curriculum vita; (b) an unofficial transcript; (c) a cover letter that responds to the position criteria and also provides a brief statement of teaching philosophy, list of courses/subjects you have the expertise to teach, experiences with diverse populations, and demonstrated commitment to social and diversity inclusion; and (d) three letters of recommendation. You may also provide evidence of successful teaching if available.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call 909-748-8040.

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