Posting Description: The School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver announces a tenure-track faculty position in Learning Technologies beginning in the fall of 2014. We seek a scholar-educator who excels in exploring the impact of technologies and online environments on learning, teaching, and education. The faculty member will teach and participate in programs offered at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. The academic focus of Learning Technologies includes leadership and practice related to educational technology, distance education, e-learning, and open education resources (OER). Examples lines of inquiry include: - Learning in the Digital Age - teaching, learning, and training in a globalized online world, including social media, informal learning, mobile learning, trans-cultural learning, digital citizenship, open education, and collaborative learning environments - Professional leadership and development - in support of P-12, post-secondary, or workplace professionals adopting technology-related practices - Technology for historically marginalized groups - e.g., digital storytelling for giving voice to individuals and communities; community-based partnerships; blended-learning or after-school programs targeting specific underserved groups. Context Located in the heart of downtown Denver, which has a population that is increasingly diverse (32% Latino and 10% African American as well as Asian and American Indian), the faculty of the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) have taken a leadership role in preparing professionals to work in diverse schools, agencies and related settings. The SEHD emphasizes collaborative partnerships within diverse community settings and currently has 47 full time faculty members, over 2000 graduate students and a growing undergraduate student body, as well as grant-supported faculty and staff who are responsible for about six million dollars annually. Growing our undergraduate population is a current priority. Courses and programs are increasingly offered online, with two full degrees and several certificates and courses offered online. Growth and support in this area is a priority for the School as we seek to make our programs more accessible and targeted to professional needs. The School is accredited by NCATE, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. It is one of 13 schools/colleges that make up the University of Colorado Denver. These schools are housed on two campuses;one in downtown Denver and one at Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora;with SEHD residing in downtown Denver. CU Denver is the premier urban research university in Colorado and is committed to becoming one of the top ten urban institutions in the country. Ecological Lens Consistent with the School's and program's philosophy, the successful candidate will view human learning and development in formal and informal settings through an ecological lens that assumes complex relations between individuals, communities, institutions and societal systems. Background in an ecologically oriented theoretical framework would be desirable (e.g., activity theory, situated learning, enactivism, practice theory). Responsibilities Key responsibilities include maintaining a robust and relevant program of research, teaching and advising students at undergraduate and graduate levels, and supporting ongoing programs and concentrations in Learning Technologies at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. The candidate will also be expected to co-author grant proposals and publications with other faculty members and students, and contribute as an active member of the university and professional communities. Employment Conditions This is a full-time academic year position. Opportunity for summer teaching is available. Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F00811 Review of applications will begin November 10, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a doctorate in educational technology or a closely related area (e.g., e-learning, educational technology, or distance education). ABD doctoral candidates may apply, but a successful dissertation defense must precede appointment start date.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - The successful applicant will be a scholar-educator with a vigorous line of published research and the potential for securing external funding. - Must demonstrate a promising record of teaching and learning at the adult/university level, with strong potential for teaching success, program leadership, and professional impact.
Desired Qualifications: - A history of addressing challenging problems of practice through research and development in interdisciplinary teams - Evidence of successful university teaching - Experience teaching online, working online with students and faculty, and leading/developing online programs - Experience working with master's and doctoral students in instruction, mentoring and research related activities - Experience providing training, support, and professional development to educators and adults in the workplace - History of work with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities - Experience working with the community and related agencies and institutions - Demonstrated competency with multiple research methods; design-based research in particular