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Assistant Professor (Fashion Merchandising)
Title:Assistant Professor (Fashion Merchandising)
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street

The University of the District of Columbia is seeking a dynamic, patron-centered individual with collaboration skills and experiences to serve as the Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising. The Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising, serves as the primary faculty member for this degree program launched in 2010. The individual reports to the Division Director of Business and serves as the program coordinator of the UDC-CC AA degree program in Fashion Merchandising. All core courses are currently held at the UDC-CC Backus Campus located at 5751 South Dakota Avenue, NE in Washington, DC. However, when necessary, the individual is expected to teach at more than one location. This is a permanent 9-month, tenure-track position.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: Full-time, Permanent tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 4

Salary Range: $41,722 - $58,710

Closing Date:  June 7, 2014

Location: 801 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Assistant Professor for Early Childhood Education: 

  • Teaches four-five courses per semester
  • Provides administrative/management oversight of the Fashion Merchandising Program
  • Assists in recruitment, interviewing and selection of full-and part-time faculty for the program
  • Counsel and advise student majors and keep orderly records for each student advisee
  • Answers student inquiries (emails and voice mail messages) in a timely manner
  • Coordinates program activities with other instructors in the discipline
  • Identifies and orders all instructional materials for the program
  • Participates in college governance, department/discipline, division, college-wide, and campus meetings and committees
  • Works with other program and/or discipline faculty to complete scheduled program reviews and to use the findings to revise the curriculum
  • Prepare and provide students with course outlines that support learning outcomes set forth in the course syllabus. Develop and measure learning outcomes. Assess student performance and maintain grade records
  • Help to develop and teach appropriate online courses.
  • Teach during the day, evening, and/or weekend; may include more than one campus site
  • Adhere to college and program policies and procedures
  • Recommends selection of textbooks and other instructional materials; must ensure maintenance/upkeep of equipment used for instructional purposes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising or a related discipline from an accredited institution; Master's degree preferred. The assistant professor teaches a range of courses in the Fashion Merchandising program and has relevant experience in the Fashion Merchandising area. At least three years of experience teaching at the postsecondary level.

Required Competencies

The applicant must have an understanding of current issues and student demographics, experience with instructional technology and online learning including Blackboard, skill in teaching a diverse student body with various learning styles, familiarity or knowledge of differentiated instruction, possess a high level of professionalism, including collaboration, excellent communication and customer service skills, and commitment to a learner-centered environment and ability to work with colleagues and administrators in the development of goals for the curriculum and the Community College in a fast-paced environment.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-6769.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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