Faculty, Lecturer, College Success Studies - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058


United States
(053726)

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Associate Professor, the Assistant Professor - College Success Studies will: create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff; promote the general wellbeing of the department, the college and collective and individual interest of its staff and student body; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by UVU.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
-Develop and teach student development, first year experience, and leadership and mentoring courses using a variety of delivery methods including hybrid and online instruction.
-Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught.
-Maintain a student-oriented approach to education.
- Prepare instructional materials including examinations, course outlines, syllabi, visual aids, and presentations, as necessary.
- Instruct and provide effective leadership and classroom management to individuals and groups in regular classrooms and/or computerized classrooms through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, meetings, individualized instruction and other appropriate teaching methods.
-Evaluate instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance test.
-Maintain and submit accurate, current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up.
-Establish and maintain regular office hours, to advise and mentor students, as well as at other times as needed.
-Demonstrate effective leadership and mentoring knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Effectively mentor students. e.g., in courses, mentoring and degree programs.
-Commitment to continuous professional and personal development and learning and improvement, including maintaining currency in the field by reading and using materials found in professional publications and keeping abreast of new developments, trends and techniques through participation in workshops, conferences, and seminars.
- Develop, demonstrate and actively engage in and pursue scholarly projects and activities, including the scholarship of teaching and learning.
-Assist department chair, faculty colleagues and department staff, and advisors in maintaining an effective program.
-Attend faculty and other meetings as assigned.
- Contribute to department, college, and university through dependable work on various departmental assignments.
- Mentor adjunct instructors of student development, first year experience, and leadership and mentoring courses.
 

Minimum Qualifications

An earned master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution in student development, first year experience, and leadership and mentoring, or a closely-related field, is strongly preferred; AND extensive experience (minimum 3 years) in higher education teaching courses in student development, first year experience, and leadership and mentoring.
 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Knowledge in and ability to teach student development, first year experience, and leadership and mentoring using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social and situated approaches to instruction.
- Ability to practice innovative, student-centered andragogy including instructional techniques and learning strategies such as learning communities and portfolios, and a blend of traditional instruction and on-line learning.
-Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader.
- Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and practice of mentoring.
-Skill set and experience in developing and delivering curriculum with embedded technologies, i.e. digital literacies; experience in the technology related to qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
-Ability to teach effectively a diverse student population.
-Ability to develop, write, review and revise curriculum.
-Demonstrated collegiality, strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.
- Ability to participate effectively in departmental, college and other university campus duties as assigned by department chair.
 

Selective Placement Factors

1. At least three letters of recommendation (you may include more).
2. Your most recent student evaluations for at least the last two years (you may include more).
3. Submit a substantive writing sample (e.g., other published works, grant proposal, etc.)
 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional documents must be attached:
1. At least three letters of recommendation (you may include more).
2. Your most recent student evaluations for at least the last two years (you may include more).
3. A substantive writing sample (e.g., other published works, grant proposal, etc.)
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.
 

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
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