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Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

About the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies, CCPS

At the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students’ personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Within a thriving culture of collaboration, we provide students, employers, and partners a single point of contact for Cooperative Education (Co-op) and transition-to-career services. Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) faculty and staff are proud to say that our contributions have earned UC the distinction of being U.S. News and World Report’s (2023) #1 public university for Co-ops and Internships.

Faculty and staff within CCPS carry out our mission and vision in alignment with the values of respect, equity & inclusion, service, innovation and excellence, integrity, and professional development.

Job OverviewAs a visiting assistant professor on the Multidisciplinary Initiatives team, 100% of the assigned workload is teaching career education/professional development courses. A full teaching workload consists of 12 credit hours in fall and spring semester. Assigned courses primarily serve students in the College of Arts and Sciences, including courses designed for specific and mixed populations (i.e. first-year exploratory students, mid-collegiate students with declared majors, and pre-health students). In response to provost-level goals related to retention, many of our first-year career education courses are coordinated. Faculty assigned to teach coordinated career education courses are required to participate in additional training and work with a teaching team to deliver common curriculum and assignments.

This position will support growth in first-year career education courses and mid-collegiate career education courses tailored for target partnerships including but not limited to exploratory students, psychology, pre-engineering, media production, sport administration, and political science. Because students in these majors may pursue a wide range of professional paths, ideal candidates must exemplify an adaptable, resourceful approach to career development that centers on student agency and success. All ten unique courses taught out of the Multidisciplinary Initiatives team satisfy one of UC’s three career education learning outcomes.

Within a classroom setting, faculty guide students through the process of preparing professional documents, developing professional skills, and searching for and obtaining experiential learning opportunities that align with their professional goals. Faculty are also responsible for learning multiple platforms, systems, and processes to help students navigate a wide range of resources (Canvas, Handshake, O’Net and Catalyst). Faculty must also collaborate with the career service studio, academic advisors, and industry professionals to develop referrals based on unique student needs.

Essential FunctionsThe core responsibility of a visiting assistant professor in CCPS is fostering the professional development of our students and preparing them for what comes next, whether it be a gainful career or post-graduate education.

Specific responsibilities that support student success include:

    Teaching assigned career education/professional development classes in mixed modality (in person, hybrid, online).Teaching first-year coordinated courses, in collaboration with a teaching team, and utilize a common syllabus, common materials, and common assignments. Developing and leading interactive instruction; organizing lessons that support course and daily learning outcomes. Monitoring student learning and raising student concern alerts using university-wide retention software.Preparing materials that are universally accessible. Communicating effectively to students from diverse backgrounds and valuing diversity in all forms and cultivating a culture of belonging.
Minimum Requirements
    A non-tenure track appointment requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree.Three years of relevant, full-time professional work experience in education or related discipline. Experience (or transferrable skills) that prepare the candidate to carry out the primary responsibilities of this position. The credentials of candidates should illustrate successful experience teaching and/or advising experience related to career education and/or professional development.Demonstrated organizational, written, and oral communications skills.Candidate must have the ability to use Windows-based office software products.
Additional Qualifications Considered
    Five years of relevant, professional experience.High adaptability regarding approach to work and teaching modality.Demonstrated interdisciplinary awareness of career options and job search strategies for students obtaining a liberal arts degree.Demonstrate an openness to taking on teaching assignments that are collaborative, interdisciplinary, and aligned with CCPS’s mission.Strong understanding of undecided student needs and how to support students through career exploration.Experience teaching and/or advising first year students and understanding the role of teaching in the university goal of student retention and persistence.Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion; an understanding of social and ethical issues in career exploration.
Appointment Information
  • This position in non-tenure.
  • The appointment period is two academic semesters (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024).
  • If a summer appointment is needed/assigned, additional compensation will be provided.
Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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