University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Contract Faculty, Learning Technologies (Assistant or Associate rank) in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job ID356624 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyAcademic Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9403T Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp About the Job About the Position The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applicants for a Contract Teaching Professor position at the Assistant or Associate rank. The successful applicant will be a field-shaping leader with expertise in social justice-oriented, critical, and innovative pedagogy and learning design efforts centered on the integration of online and digital technologies in authentic learning settings. The search committee seeks a diverse applicant pool and candidates from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Potential areas of expertise can include, but are not limited to, learning sciences; instructional/learning design; open, online, or distance education; critical digital pedagogy; human computer interaction and design; connected learning; or social media and learning. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and students from a wide range of cultural, disciplinary, and academic backgrounds. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position. Applicants must have earned a doctorate before the start date. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience. The University of Minnesota encourages a healthy work life balance for employees. CEHD is committed to an excellent employee experience, offering a flexible work environment that meets the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the communities we serve. Flexible work arrangements may include flexibility in schedule and/or work location. All UMN employees are expected to follow applicable public health and safety procedures. The primary responsibility for this contract faculty position is teaching/advising. Additional duties are focused on service and engaged scholarship. Traditional academic research is not a required component of this position, but evidence of engagement in teaching and learning scholarship that advances practice(s) in the field will be expected. Responsibilities of this position include: Teaching and Advising (90%): Teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The individual will be expected to teach six courses (18 credits) per academic year. Offer leadership in the Learning Technology program area in general, and to specific degree programs and minors. Advise and recruit undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on degree completion, mental health, and community building in mind. Serve as a member of doctoral committees, after meeting graduate faculty status requirements. Engage educators locally, regionally, nationally, and globally in accessible ways to advance practices in teaching and learning with technology. Service (10%): Participate in community service or outreach, including public engagement activities that invest in local, national, and/or global communities. Participate in program, department, college, and university service, including administrative activities and internal committee service. Active engagement in and service to relevant local, national, and/or international professional organizations. Contribute to the advancement of the field through practice-oriented, engaged scholarship in teaching and learning with technology. Qualifications Required Qualifications An earned doctorate in education, educational technology, learning sciences, human-computer interaction, design, or related fields Advanced knowledge of and commitment to the broad scholarly and interdisciplinary field of learning technologies Demonstrated successful experience in teaching in completely online environments at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels Evidence of a commitment to social justice, including advancing equity and inclusion in formal and informal learning contexts Evidence of teaching and learning scholarship intended to advance the field(s) of learning technologies, which can include attending conferences, writing focused on teaching and learning, and non-traditional conceptions of scholarship beyond formal research or academic publishing For Assistant Professors, evidence of scholarly engagement in the field of learning technologies and connected to teaching and learning. For Associate Professors, a minimum of four years of leadership in inquiry connected to the field of learning technologies and to teaching and learning. Preferred Qualifications Background in multiple theoretical traditions and perspectives Experience in teaching and advising at the graduate level Evidence of leadership, vision, and initiative in curriculum development and advancement in the rapidly evolving fields of education and learning technologies Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially within and across academic units (such as program area, department, College, University) and/or in community service and governance About the Department About the Department The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to promoting social justice and dismantling racial, socioeconomic, gender, and language injustices in education. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. We are also committed to developing future teachers, practitioners, technologists, and researchers who are equipped to identify and challenge systems and structures of racism and oppression in the field, locally and globally. This contract faculty member will have an appointment in the department\'s Learning Technologies program area. The Learning Technologies program is academically robust and consists of an undergraduate minor, Master\'s of Education, a Master\'s of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Undergraduate courses are offered that explore the philosophy of technology and its ethical implications in society, digital culture and learning, advanced practices in networked technologies for professional and educational environments, and elevating the use of social media for learning purposes. Graduate-level courses focus on theoretical and practical foundations in the interdisciplinary fields of learning technologies, advanced practices in open, online, and distance education, social presence and online learning communities, critical digital pedagogy and learning design, learning analytics and social network analysis, K12 computer science education, and K12 technology integration. About the College The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the fourth largest college at the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That\'s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty.... For full info follow application link. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.