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Assistant/Associate Professor-Adult Education
Title:Assistant/Associate Professor-Adult Education
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 03 and 04

Salary: $41,722.00- $78,722.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) seeks qualified applicants for a nine-month tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Education position, starting August 16, 2014, to teach in the Master of Arts in Adult Education program.
The Education Unit, located in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), is NCATE/CAEP Accredited.  It offers a variety of courses and programs leading to teacher licensure in the District of Columbia, including Adult Education.  The Master of Arts in Adult Education, which is accepting students for fall 2014, embodies the belief that the role of faculty is that of mentor and coach who customize curricula that are generally competence-based, flexible and multidisciplinary to meet the needs of students.  The program is designed to facilitate the development of teacher candidates into reflective practitioners, who are equipped for teaching diverse students including teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and adult learners with special and vocation preparation needs.     

Primary Responsibilities

  • teaching some combination of adult education and human development  courses at the graduate level
  • advising master’s level students and serving as coach and mentor on master’s research thesis committees;
  • supervising practicum experiences;
  • collaborating with colleagues in meeting the mission and goals of the Adult Education and the education unit; and,
  • contributing to appropriate service activities benefitting the Education Unit, CAS, UDC and the profession, and  to the advancement of those entities through research and development, and grants.

Required Qualifications
Earned doctorate in Adult Education or Human Development with emphasis on Special Education, or TESOL from an accredited institution, by August 1, 2014; and evidence of:
  • ability to teach a number of core and concentration graduate courses in adult education and human development, to include TESOL, and special education;
  • successful teaching in a university setting, preferably graduate level courses;
  • effective and appropriate use of instructional technology,
  • research and scholarship commensurate with the national trends for assistant or associate professor standing;
  • experience mentoring/advising graduate students, teaching/assessing learning in an outcomes and/or competence-based framework, and serving as a thesis adviser/committee member;
  •  excellent verbal, written communication, and grant writing skills;
  •  commitment to teaching, research, and service, and
  • involvement with professional adult education conferences and associations.
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
  • A minimum of three years of teaching adult learners in any post secondary, higher education or transitional setting;
  • Knowledge and skills in developing and teaching courses steeped in Andragogy approach to teaching adult learners.
  • Demonstrated an innovative approach to teaching online and face-to-face courses – training is provided for certification in online teaching;
  • Ability to design, develop and teach practicum-based adult education courses;
  • Familiarity with relevant content standards as they apply to adult basic education, TESOL and adult learners with special needs, and relevant adult education assessment tools;
  • A current teaching license in Adult Education or other related teaching area or is qualified to apply for a teaching license in one of the adult education cognates.
  • Knowledge of current national initiatives, changes and emerging trends in adult education.

Application Process

Interested candidates must electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research/publications, unofficial transcripts for graduate degrees, a 700 word statement describing the most innovative teaching strategies used and their  impact on students’ learning outcomes, and complete contact information for three references.  Review of applications begins April 30, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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 veterans 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 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) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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