Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, Instructional Technology Emphasis


Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, Instructional Technology Emphasis

Human Resources
Monday, October 21, 2013
 
Designs and delivers undergraduate and graduate level instruction in the School of Education. Courses focus on technology, curriculum, instruction and assessment.  Other duties include supervising and evaluating student teachers, advising students.  This instructor also participates in all required department, school, and University-wide tasks and activities. 
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: Undergraduate Education
Reports To: Dean (Carlos Martinez)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares curriculum and lessons and delivers instruction for day, evening, and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (as required) both at the Historic Campus and the Burleson Site.
  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  • Participates in scholarly and academic activities by conducting research, writing and submitting articles for publication in academic journals. Remains knowledgeable of current trends, issues, and activities in the respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending conferences, and maintaining professional associations and relationships with fellow researchers.
  • Develops and participates in grants that support innovative projects in urban teaching and teacher education.
  • Collaborates with other faculty in the design and implementation of relevant Elementary Curriculum programs with particular emphasis on use of instructional technology.
  • Participates in curriculum, assessment, and program development.
  • Integrates technology in coursework. Acts as a resource to other faculty in the area of instructional technology.
  • Advises the school regarding instructional technology innovations.
  • Advises students at the undergraduate and graduate levels as required.
  • Supervises and evaluates student teachers and interns in urban, linguistically and culturally diverse school settings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Teacher Education or Curriculum and Instruction. ABD considered. Experience teaching instructional technology-related coursework in teacher training programs preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of public school teaching and 2-5 years of collegiate-level teaching required. Strong background in teaching using technology preferred. Candidates with an established research agenda in either qualitative or quantitative research preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Thorough understanding of current pedagogy and its application in the classroom, especially as it relates to instructional technology, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Ability to relate to a diversity of students and their families as it relates to building successful home-school relationships.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching in teacher training programs as well as scholarship in the field of Education expected.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities. 
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the field and at the university.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyzes, and interpret general periodicals, and professional journals. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, and other Universitystaff.

GENERAL CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESMENT EDUCATION SKILLS

Ability to effectively instruct students in educational foundations, curriculum, and pedagogy. Other skills needed include teaching with technology, working with special needs populations.

ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGY SKILLS (PREFERRED)

  • Ability to instruct via Smartboard and/or Promethian Board technologies
  • Use basic software applications
  • Use of a variety of input devices (voice recorder, camera, etc)
  • Use of productivity tools such as slideshows, posters and multimedia presentations
  • Design and create multimedia (audio, video, text) presentations
  • Development and implementation, with technological tools, of tasks that emphasize cooperation within a structured group or team.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, send a current curriculum vita; a cover letter (including email) indicating position desired; graduate-level transcripts; three references with names, addresses, and telephone numbers; and, statement of personal teaching philosophy to the Education Search Committee: Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, Texas 76105, or HR@txwes.edu.

 

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