Designer-in-Residence & Program Lead Learning, Innovation and Design

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TitleDesigner-in-Residence & Program Lead Learning, Innovation and DesignCampusStocktonDepartmentBenerd School of EducationPosting NumberF00211Full or Part TimeFull TimeOpen Date03/06/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledNoDays Per WeekWeeks Per Year Position Description

Position Description

We seek a leader with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit to serve a vital role as we fulfill our vision to be a center of innovation and learning in Northern California and beyond. We are building a curious, inquiring, and courageous community of practitioners who are committed to revolutionizing learning systems, structures, and cultures.

As part of our vision, we are creating a new master’s concentration in Learning, Innovation, and Design. The program will focus on innovating learning design, learning environments, and learning experiences in K12, higher education, and other organizational settings. We are searching for a colleague with a deep commitment to engaging students in real-world practice through teaching that challenges dominant norms. As one example of that commitment, faculty members in this program will facilitate all courses through a project-based curriculum. Courses will be centered on culminating projects where students work with clients in real-world settings. We hope to find a colleague who will help us move even further in creating the most transformational and impactful program possible.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of or potential for research, leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders. This position will be based at the Stockton Campus and the incoming candidate will take an active role in our community engagement efforts in the region.

The basic teaching workload is three courses each semester with an option to teach two courses in the summer. However, program leadership responsibilities will result in a one course teaching release each semester and supplemental summer pay. The position also includes involvement in EdD dissertations (for faculty with doctoral degrees), student recruitment, community engagement, curriculum development, internal service, and scholarship (which can include contributions to research outlets or practitioner settings).

This position will play a key role in leading the development, launch, and sustaining of the MA program in Learning, Innovation, and Design by:
•Leading the iterative design and assessment of the program purpose, scope, and outcomes
•Leading the conceptualization and implementation of a student-based consulting and community engagement initiative, leveraging our project-based curriculum
•Building school, community, business, and other relationships to advance the program
•Building and executing our marketing plan for the program
•Serving as faculty contact for prospective students
•Presenting and engaging with prospective students at various recruitment events, both in person and online
•Developing faculty and providing opportunities for professional development/collaboration to transform the teaching/learning experience

This colleague will hold a faculty appointment as Designer-in-Residence, with the university rank of lecturer, assistant, or associate professor, depending on education and experience level. This is a 9-month, non-tenure eligible position with eligibility for promotion to associate and/or full professor. As part of a year-round program, during the summer, the position will pay 3/9ths of the base salary for work over the three months: program leadership, teaching two courses, engaging in dissertation advising (if applicable), recruitment, program development, and school/university service.

Basic Qualifications

•Master’s or Doctoral degree in a field related to learning sciences, learning design, learning technologies, curriculum design, or related area
•Demonstrated commitment to fostering a caring and rigorous educational environment
•Demonstrated ability to collaboratively engage with colleagues in innovative program development and teaching
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and working with students from multicultural communities
•Demonstrated commitment to personal development and growth in one’s own teaching and practice
•Demonstrated excellence in applied scholarly research or evidence-based practice
•Demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with schools, community groups, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate to the position
•Demonstrated successful hybrid or online teaching experience
•Demonstrated success as a practitioner doing cutting-edge curriculum or training design work

Additional QualificationsPhysical RequirementsSpecial Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we will begin reviewing applications after June 30, 2019. The start date for the position is negotiable.

Please upload the following:
•A letter of interest explaining
oHow minimum and preferred qualifications are met
oRelevant experiences that have prepared you to lead this type of program
oHow you prepare students to work in diverse communities and/or communities with equity challenges
oDescription of teaching approach
•Curriculum Vitae
•List of Professional References

Contact Information

Dr. Rod Githens

Contact [email protected] Reference Letter Information

Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting?NoMinimum Number of ReferencesMaximum Number of ReferencesBackground Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
    • University of the Pacific Website
    • Craigslist
    • LinkedIn
    • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
    • Chronicle of HIgher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
    • Modesto Bee
    • Pacific Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • Professional or Association Listserv
    • Publication or website from a professional organization
    • Sacramento Bee
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Stockton Record
    • Agency Referral
    • Other Online Job Board
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Other Document




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Posted: 6/15/2019
Application Due: 8/14/2019
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