Professor of Practice: Director of Online Education for Learning and Teaching

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Professor of Practice: Director of Online Education for Learning and Teaching

Department Description:

The Department of Learning and Teaching and USD have a strong commitment to diversity and to global education. Faculty candidates should be committed to working with diverse students and populations and interesting in fostering community engagement at the local, national, and global levels. The department has developed strong collaborative relationships with local schools and districts to provide an array of practicum, student teaching, and action research sites. In addition, all graduate students are required to participate in at least one global education experience prior to graduation.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Learning and Teaching in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego seeks a dynamic, energetic, and skilled educator to serve as Professor of Practice (POP)/Director of Online Education. In this role, the faculty member will provide instructional and administrative leadership for the department's growing online education ventures.

The Professor of Practice and Director of Online Programs for Learning and Teaching will teach courses in the online MED and PHD in Education for Social Justice programs in the Department of Learning and Teaching, and coordinate and administer both programs. The POP will work with SOLES faculty, the Center for Design Innovation in Learning (CDIL), and Professional and Continuing Education to ensure the success of our online programs and to deliver the highest quality, online, graduate education experience. In addition to their instructional role, the POP will support student admissions, oversee all orientation activities (including developing orientation courses), provide program advising, monitor and support student progress towards degree, coordinate student academic-support services, and respond to the myriad needs of online students. The Professor of Practice will support online faculty; monitor and support course development; coordinate program communications; collect, analyze and report program-data and provide leadership on best practices of online graduate education. This is a three-year contracted position with potential for renewal.

Job Requirements:

Requirements for the position include:

  • Doctoral degree in Education or a related field.
  • Leadership and/or expertise in online education;
  • Teaching and advising experience at the graduate level;
  • Commitment to departmental priorities including social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; Candidates should describe how they bring diversity and inclusion into their teaching, advising, and scholarly work.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions
Resume Required: Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application. All applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV and a personal statement. The faculty is especially seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice, as evidenced by their teaching, research questions they explore and/or their experiences working with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The personal statement should help the faculty identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance USD’s campus diversity and equity goals.
Contact: Department of Learning and Teaching Academic Program Manager, Sergio Rodriguez, [email protected]
If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:

Note: The position will be hired either at the Assistant or the Associate level depending on the experience of the candidate selected.

Note: Preference will be given to qualified current University of San Diego employees.


Closing date:

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/25/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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