Assistant/Associate Professor – School of Education

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Job title: Assistant/Associate Professor – School of Education

Company: University of Arkansas System

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Type of Position: Faculty – Non-Tenure

Workstudy Position: No

Job Type: Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available: No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student’s unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

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Department: School Of Education

Department’s Website:

Summary of Job Duties: Will teach a wide range of undergraduate education courses for students seeking licensure in Elementary K-6, Middle Childhood 4-8, and/or Secondary Education 7-12; teach graduate courses in Master of Education; supervise students in a variety of field experience placements; serve in various leadership roles within the department; apply technology to curriculum and instruction in the teaching and learning process; maintain positive collaboration with local public schools; serve as academic advisor to elementary and/or middle childhood education majors; participate in committee activities; maintain involvement in scholarly endeavors and activities; be proficient with technology and software applications currently utilized in the public school system; be required to travel to and from area schools; and perform other duties as required or assigned. The position reports to Executive Director of the School of Education.

Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Work Experience: Minimum qualifications include a Doctorate in Education or in a core area related to the assignment and expertise in special education. A successful candidate must have a working knowledge of technology used in public schools; a knowledge of assessment; and a

minimum of two years of successful teaching experience in K-8 schools. Experience teaching in higher education in an education department is preferred. The successful candidate must be willing to pursue training as a reviewer for an accreditation organization and have a strong research agenda, with preference for significant publications. The position requires a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, advising, competency-based learning, and close partnerships with local school districts. Also required are well-developed teamwork and communication skills, expertise in integrating technology across the curriculum, and experience in the development of instructional materials.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Supervise field experiences of teacher education candidates
  • Serve as student advisor
  • Scholarly activity
  • Service to department, college and University, including committees and assessments
  • Recruitment and retention of students

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attendance and participation in all faculty and administrative meetings, Student Research Symposium, commencement ceremonies, and other meetings/events as required.
  • Curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Assessment and evaluation of instruction
  • Professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:

  • Strong knowledge of instructional technology
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public school practices and current initiatives for school reform
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to lead diverse partners to consensus
  • Ability to provide professional development to school and college faculty as needed
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses in a diversity of formats inclusive of full-online

Additional Information:

Working Relationships: Maintain positive collaboration with public schools. Has frequent contact with University staff, and faculty, students. Frequent contact with vendors, personnel from other agencies and institutions and the general public.

List Employees Supervised: None

Special Job Dimensions: Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Occasional travel and extended hours required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Required abilities include walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods. Visual demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.

Background Check Requirements: Criminal background check, child maltreatment check, and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check.

Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information: Human Resources 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Benefits Eligible: Yes

Expected salary:

Location: Fort Smith, AR

Job date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:55:48 GMT

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