Visiting Professor of the Practice of Program Evaluation

Denver, USA, Colorado
Apr 04, 2017
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The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a one-year, nine-month Visiting Professor of Practice of Program Evaluation in the Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) program. This is a benefited, full-time, one-year visiting appointment for the 2017-18 academic year. The RMS program offers a masters and doctoral degree and is one of several academic programs in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) that currently enrolls about 800 students in its 24 degree (MA/MLIS, EdS, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs. More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world. The MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The facility features state-of-the-art technology including interactive white boards and flat-panel displays throughout, two TelePresence videoconferencing systems, and a Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) integrated communications system.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will play a strong role in teaching, and service. Specific responsibilities include: teaching graduate courses such as program evaluation theory, program evaluation practice, and community-based research, as well as applied statistics and quantitative research methods courses in a learner-centered program. As a full-time RMS faculty member, the Visiting Professor of Practice of Program Evaluation will participate in all faculty activities such as advising students, participating in admissions activities, and attending department meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in research methods, program evaluation, or a related field, or will have completed such a degree by the September 1, 2017 start date.
  • An articulated teaching agenda with a focus on program evaluation and mixed methods.
  • Relevant research/teaching expertise in one or more of the other MCE departments: Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Higher Education, and Teaching and Learning Sciences.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of an excellent academic record of teaching graduate level program evaluation and mixed methods courses.
  • Publication in appropriate journals.
  • Experience developing community partnerships.
  • Evidence of advising and mentoring graduate students

Special Instructions

This faculty appointment will commence on September 1, 2017. Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including teaching and scholarship interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 1-2 page teaching philosophy document, also including your leadership philosophy for a training director of a master's program
  4. 1-2 page research statement document
  5. At least three recommenders should email letters of reference of behalf of the candidate with "RMS Search Position #48251" as the email subject; letters of reference should only be submitted for completed online applications.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

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