Assistant/Associate Professor, Assistant/Associate Professor (Program Director Rise) - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job Summary: The RISE Director will be a faculty position (non tenured), responsible for leadership, managerial, teaching, and interdisciplinary research functions to carry out the program’s mission.

The director is the individual responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating The RISE Program. The role of Director covers leadership, management, teaching, and interdisciplinary research functions. Leadership functions relate to the broad plan of helping the organization clarify and affirm values, set goals, articulate a vision, and chart a course of action to achieve that vision. Managerial functions relate to the actual orchestration of tasks and the setting up of systems to carry out the organization’s mission. Teaching functions relate to implementing and supporting learning outcomes of university students. Interdisciplinary research functions relate to expanding and furthering the study of young children with diverse abilities and their families.
Functions of the director include the following:
•Pedagogy—Creating a learning community of university students, children and adults that promotes optimal development of children and healthy families
•Organizational development and systems—Establishing systems for smooth program functioning and managing staff to carry out the mission of the program; planning, budgeting the program’s fiscal resources, and fundraising; managing organizational change and establishing systems to monitor and evaluate organizational performance
•Human resources—Recruiting, selecting, and orienting personnel and university students; overseeing systems for the supervision, retention, and professional development of staff that affirm program values and promote a shared vision
•Collaboration—Establishing partnerships with program staff, family members, board members, university members, community representatives, civic leaders, and other stakeholders to design and improve services for young children and their families
•Advocacy—Taking action and encouraging others to work on behalf of high quality services that meet the needs of children and their families

Terminal degree in Early Childhood Special Education or closely related field, (3) three years of progressively responsible experience in the field, and experience in a preschool setting.

Additional Position Information

This position is a non tenure earning, renewable three year contract. It is renewable each year based on performance, need, and funding availability. Review of applicants will begin April 1, 2015.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a list of 3 references we can contact (the list should be attached in “Other Document 1”). In “Other Document 2”, you should attach an unofficial transcript. You may also attach one other optional document, if you choose to do so, in “Other Document 3”.

Letters of reference/recommendation: you may attach three letters of reference online, OR have them emailed to the committee chair: Victoria D. Peeples ( An official transcript will be required if chosen as a finalist, before an offer can be made.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • RISE
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Teacher Early Childhood
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter