Assistant or Associate Professor - Leadership, Research and Foundations

Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Leadership, Research, and Foundations

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for an Assistant/ Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations (LRF) in the College of Education. The Department seeks a scholar with content knowledge of general core coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a specialization in advanced quantitative research methodologies and statistics. The typical time allocation for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Education is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The teaching load for this position is five classes per academic year, some of which may be online, hybrid or at off-campus locations, with the potential for additional teaching opportunities during the summer. Additionally, the faculty member will develop and refine teaching and assessment practices; advise students; contribute to the College's accreditations initiatives; and participate in appropriate state, regional, and national meetings to represent UCCS.

The COE professional education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE). The COE offers programs in professional education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education, Counseling, and Educational Leadership. Undergraduate, Master, and PhD degrees are awarded by the College. A number of certificates and endorsements are also offered. To learn more about the COE, visit: http://www.uccs.edu/~coe/

UCCS is a vibrant and growing military-friendly campus named by U.S. News and World Report as a top Western public university and recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities as a leader in community engagement efforts. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the city fifth in the 2016 Best Places to Live in the United States with over 300 days of sunshine each year and opportunities for an active lifestyle in the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs also boasts a low per capita tax rate and a moderate cost of living.

Cutting-edge Educational Leadership PhD programs are incorporating advanced research and statistics training, as well as policy analysis into their programs. To remain on the cutting edge, the COE needs to recruit and retain faculty members with this disciplinary background. Additionally, the emphasis on data-informed and research-based decision-making continues to grow throughout education. Graduates of our program will need to be equipped with these skills in order to succeed in their leadership roles and to be competitive in the job market.

The faculty member would be responsible for teaching, research, and service/leadership per the COE Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Guidelines. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities will be in MA programs in Leadership and the PhD program in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy, and include advanced educational research and statistics, economics of education, and/or organizational behavior and leadership. In research, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department through publications and the pursuit of grants and other sponsored program activities. Service and leadership responsibilities will be to the profession and scholarly discipline, and will begin at the Department and College and over time expand to the University and System.

Applications received before March 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Position is posted until filed. To learn more about the College of Education, visit: http://www.uccs.edu/coe




The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for prospective employees. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fosters equity in employment by promoting diversity and assuring inclusiveness. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Qualifications

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Earned doctorate in education or a related field (e.g. economics, political science, sociology) from a regionally accredited institution. Experience in advanced research and statistics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants with expertise in (1) economics of education, (2) rural education and/or (3) organizational behavior and leadership.

Applicants must show evidence of expertise in key academic areas in teaching, as well as demonstrate the capability of serving and chairing PhD dissertation committees. Applicants must also have the ability to establish a strong record of scholarly activities with the ability to secure external funding that would enhance the department's national reputation. Experience engaging in collaborative leadership and partnerships with school districts, higher education institutions, education agencies, and/or the professional and scholarly discipline are required.

To be considered at the associate professor level, preferred applicants should show evidence of (1) excellence in teaching and scholarly activities; (2) experience chairing and serving on PhD dissertation committees; (3) a history of securing internal and external funding; (4) expertise in key academic area(s) that would enhance the department's national reputation; (5) demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative leadership and partnerships with the College of Education's P-20 constituencies; and (6) demonstrated capacity or experience for departmental leadership.

Individuals with strong interests in research methodology, content knowledge in advanced research and statistical techniques, large-scale assessment, or experience using large data sets for research purposes are especially encouraged to apply.


Special Instructions to Applicants:Required documents: 1. Letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how candidate meets minimum and desired qualifications 2. Current CV 3. List of a minimum of five references with email addresses and phone numbers. 4. Unofficial transcripts

To be considered at the associate professor level, preferred applicants should show evidence of (1) excellence in teaching and scholarly activities; (2) experience chairing and serving on PhD dissertation committees; (3) a history of securing internal and external funding; (4) expertise in key academic area(s) that would enhance the department's national reputation; (5) demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative leadership and partnerships with the College of Education's P-20 constituencies; and (6) demonstrated capacity or experience for departmental leadership.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by March 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40040 - COE-Leadership, Research & Fou

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sylvia Mendez

Posting Contact Email: smendez@uccs.edu

Position Number: 00460506

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