Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology (Tenure Track)

Job description

Requisition Number::

0812723

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology (Tenure Track)

Organization::

212501 - "EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, POLICY & TECH STUDIES"

Position Summary::

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include pursuing a rigorous and innovative line of research and supervising masters and doctoral students. In addition, the candidate will: pursue external funding; provide leadership and partnership improvements in technology initiatives across the state; provide service to the department, college, university and profession; design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in instructional technology and related topics delivered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.

Ad Text::

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy & Technology Studies
Program in Instructional Technology

The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies in the College of Education at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty member to join the Instructional Technology program.

About the University of Alabama and the College of Education. The University of Alabama (UA) is where Legends are made. UA has experienced tremendous growth, with enrollment of 37,842 for fall 2020, compared to 27,052 in the fall of 2008. UA had a record-setting Graduate School enrollment in fall 2020. Approximately 40 percent of UA’s freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT, and 40 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class (another UA record). The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with almost 800 currently enrolled and has Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Twenty-nine current faculty have received NSF CAREER Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists. Fifty-two UA faculty researchers are in the National Academy of Inventors. Finally, the University of Alabama has a total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.9 billion; 13,784 jobs; and $142.9 million in income and sales taxes.

Our mission at the College of Education (COE) is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. To that end, the COE welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to UNITE with the larger community to collaboratively nurture cultural competence, empathy, and a vision of equity and justice for all learners; ACT to develop the full potential of all learners to be excellent professionals in their fields; and LEAD through continuous research-based critical inquiry of policy and reflective practice to enable transformative change in our diverse local and global communities. The COE consists of six Departments and is impactful in the lives of the individuals and entities we serve spanning populations, ages, settings, and contexts. Our faculty’s research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia. Please visit our COE website (https://education.ua.edu) for more details of our impactful community and faculty supports.

The University of Alabama is located in West Alabama and is 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham, AL. Tuscaloosa, a quintessential college town with a population of 101,113, has excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities available . The Tuscaloosa area provides hiking, biking, and running trails, as well as playgrounds, parks, and dog parks to enjoy the outdoors. Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Nicol and Lake Lurleen offer sporting and leisure activities. Tuscaloosa is within driving distance of Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis, and the beaches of Gulf Shores. Tuscaloosa is also home to the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Bryant Museum, Children’s Hands-On Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park, multiple sporting events, concerts hosted at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, and several festivals (West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Druid City Arts Festival, Kentuck Arts Festival, etc.). Tuscaloosa continues to grow in population, cultural events, and shopping alongside the University. Please visit the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce (https://tuscaloosachamber.com) to learn more about our wonderful city and all that it affords you and your family.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include pursuing a rigorous and innovative line of research and supervising masters and doctoral students. In addition, the candidate will: pursue external funding; provide leadership and partnership improvements in technology initiatives across the state; provide service to the department, college, university and profession; design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in instructional technology and related topics delivered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.

Minimum Qualifications:
(1) Doctoral degree completed, or defended, by August 2021 in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Learning Sciences, or a closely related field,
(2) demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and technology theories and principles,
(3) potential/ability to secure external funding,
(4) ability to mentor and advise students,
(5) a commitment to working with students from diverse populations
6) a commitment to provide service to the department, college, university, and the profession.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Professional instructional design experience,
(2) Experience teaching in K-12 settings,
(3) a record of successful teaching at the postsecondary level,
(4) experience in designing online courses,
(5) evidence of successful teaching in online and/or hybrid learning environments. Expertise in emerging, high research activities, such as augmented reality, innovative online/remote learning strategies, artificial intelligence, computational thinking, or STEAM is preferred.

Further information about the college and program is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Angela D. Benson, [email protected]

Salary: The position and rank will offer a competitive salary commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 16, 2021

Benefits:
• Health, Life, and dental insurance
• Optional TIAA-CREF or VALIC matching funds
• Participation in Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
•Other potential opportunities: Summer employment available on an as needed basis; joining active grant projects, and international teaching of graduate courses through the Office of International Programs’ master’s degree program on an as needed basis.

Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin after November 19, 2020. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process:
Please apply online at facultyjobs.ua.edu requisition #0812723. A complete application will consist of: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, (3) a curriculum vita, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) research statement and (6) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate coursework.

UA EEO Statement:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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“EEO is the Law” http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

10/29/2020

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Attach as a separate “Other Document”:
1. Document Number 1 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework as “Other Document”
2. Document Number 2 – Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references as “Other Document”

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Education

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Posted: 11/13/2020
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