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Assistant Professor, Educator - IT Co-op Unit, College of Co-op Education & 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 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies

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 which foster students’ personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Within a thriving culture of collaboration, the division provides students, employers and partners a single point of contact for experience-based learning opportunities and transition-to-career services. 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 (2024) #2 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 OverviewUC and The College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies is now looking to fill the following position:

  • Assistant Professor, Educator
  • Appointment: Non-Tenure (Educator) Track
  • Date of Appointment: August 15, 2024
  • The role of Educator Professors encompasses teaching (80%+), service (5-10%), and scholarship (5-10%). This Educator Professor will support the Information Technology Co-op Unit within CCPS.

    Essential FunctionsTeaching (80%+)

    The core responsibility of Assistant Professor Educator in CCPS is fostering the professional development of students and preparing them for cooperative education participation. Specific responsibilities that support student success include:

  • Teaching professional development courses for designated majors.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to develop courses.
  • Designing curricula in alignment with student needs and the goals of the college(s)/unit(s) we support.
  • Organizing lessons that support learning outcomes.
  • Developing and leading interactive instruction (in-person and online).
  • Monitoring student learning and course progress.
  • Preparing materials that are universally accessible (ADA Compliant)
  • Communicating effectively to students from diverse backgrounds
  • Advising students 1-on-1 or in small groups.
  • Valuing diversity in all forms and cultivating a culture of belonging.
  • Working collaboratively with our Partnership Development Team to create employment opportunities for students.
  • Service (5-10%) and Scholarship (5-10%)

    Educator professors typically engage in service to their division, university, and profession by serving on boards and committees. Scholarship activities typically involve research in their area of interest (e.g., leading to presentation and publication), including but not limited to understanding the impact of their teaching methods. Scholarship activities also include professional development and demonstrated application of skills or knowledge acquired (e.g., the application of a new teaching method). For all aspects of their role, they uphold the core values of the Division, including valuing diversity in all forms and cultivating a culture of belonging. Where these activities are important, the primary responsibility of educator faculty is teaching-oriented.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree with minimum three years of professional work experience.
  • Demonstrated organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Effectiveness in interpersonal relationships and the ability to work harmoniously with a variety of interest groups.
  • Experience (or transferrable skills) that prepare the candidate to carry out the primary responsibilities of this position.
  • Additional Qualifications Considered
  • The credentials of the selected individual should illustrate successful instruction of cooperative education and/or academic internship curricula; the promotion or development of experience-based educational opportunities; experience working with external partners (e.g., industry); and potential for achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Individual major assignments will be subject to enrollment at the time of appointment.
  • Experience working with information technology, cybersecurity, and/or computing-related students
  • Evidence of effective professional development/career education instruction
  • Experience in career advising, consulting, talent development, and/or co-op program management
  • Evidence of strong industrial relationships/partnerships
  • Experience working with nontraditional students (e.g., adult learners, online learners, career changers)
  • Application Process - Required Materials

    With your online application, please submit:

    • Resume
    • Team Culture statement (prompt in application)
    • Cover letter addressing your interest in this position
    Appointment InformationReappointment, Promotion, Tenure (RPT): This appointment may be renewed under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), provided one’s performance satisfies the criteria of the department’s guidelines for reappointment, program need, available budget, and upon approval by the Provost. The RPT process reviews your work and contributions to teaching, scholarly work, and service as noted in the job description. Candidates can learn more about the RPT process on the Office of the Provost’s website.

    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.

    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).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95899


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