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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY 3 Faculty in School of Continuing and Professional Studies Assoc. Dean, Dir. Special Projects, Instructional Design

At Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) we’re getting ready to celebrate our centennial of service to adult learners in Chicago.  We’re adding these positions (all three are faculty appointments) as we prepare for our next phase of growth.

Associate Dean (available now)
Director of Special Projects (August 11, 2014 start date)
Instructional Design Associate (August 11, 2014 start date)

We are looking for experienced, energetic and cutting-edge adult learning professionals who look to thrive in exciting downtown Chicago.  The successful candidates will join a degree-granting unit with a storied past and strong support for growing programs for working adults.  We are seeking expertise in serving adult learners, teaching face-to-face and online, and helping grow programs and branch campuses.

Loyola is consistently rated as one of the best places to work in Chicago.  The SCPS is housed at our Water Tower campus in the middle of Chicago’s vibrant Magnificent Mile.  Our degree completion and certificate programs are offered evenings and weekends and online in Chicago and suburban locations.

If you have questions or could suggest a good candidate, please contact me directly. Details are available on these positions at http://www.luc.edu/hr/ as well as on the ACHE job board.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Assistant Professor (Fixed Term) College of Education Educational Administration Department

The Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) Program at Michigan State University invites outstanding candidates to apply for a two-year fixed term position in the Department of Educational Administration at the Assistant Professor level (non-tenure stream). Appointment begins in August, 16, 2014.

Our current complement of fourteen full-time faculty members covers a wide range of curricular and research interests. We seek a colleague who will enhance our current strengths as well as bring complementary professional expertise and skills to our community, including the HALE Center for Higher and Adult Education. The Center focuses on domestic and international higher education policy, which increasingly plays an important role in the HALE curricula and research agendas.

We encourage individuals with credentials in the following scholarly areas to apply: postsecondary learning, students, and diversity and equity. The candidate is expected to teach graduate courses, advise students, and provide service to department and college communities. Required qualifications include: (1) an earned doctoral degree in education or a related social science discipline, (2) ability to assume teaching assignments both in face-to-face and online environments in topical areas addressed in the HALE program.
Qualified and interested candidates should submit: a letter of application highlighting qualifications. Also, please indicate specific course topics that you would be able to teach. Syllabi and materials from courses taught are welcome. In addition, please provide names of three professional references, current curriculum vitae and writing sample. All materials should be submitted electronically to the MSU Applicant Page, posting number 8680. Please see the College of Education website for information about the college and this position. We invite inquiries to search committee members: William Arnold (Chair), John Dirkx, Patricia Marin, or Christa Porter. Review of applicants will begin December 15, 2013 and screening will continue until a candidate is selected to fill the position.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Assistant Professor of Educational Research College of Education Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading

The Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading in the College of Education invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Educational Research. Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The more than 900 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading, one of three departments within the College of Education, includes 25 faculty members in five areas: educational foundations, educational psychology, curriculum theory and development, reading education, and educational research. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate level courses and three graduate programs including a master’s and an Ed.S. degree in reading education and a doctoral degree program in curriculum studies. The current five full-time educational research faculty members provide comprehensive support for graduate programs in the college. An additional full-time educational research faculty member is needed to support the college’s graduate programs. The individual hired in this faculty position is expected to contribute to the college’s goal of continued excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and outreach.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading, the Assistant Professor of Educational Research will teach graduate courses in introductory and advanced research methods. The majority of educational research courses are taught online with limited opportunities for face-to-face instruction. This individual is expected to supervise graduate student research as a member of Ed.S. and Ed.D. committees, engage in productive scholarship in the discipline, and provide service at all levels of the university and to the profession. The position requires a terminal degree; teaching, research, and service; and is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment with a salary that is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate in Educational Research or closely related area by August 1, 2014.
• Coursework in and experience with both quantitative and qualitative research
• Willingness to teach online courses
• Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate student research
• Commitment to using technology in teaching and scholarship
• Evidence of an emerging research agenda
• Potential for securing extramural funding for research and/or training
• Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University
• Effective communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• Teaching experience (full- or part-time) in higher education
• Experience with online learning as instructor or student

Screening of applications begins October 15, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Electronic applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Cordelia Zinskie and Dr. Amelia Davis, Search Co-Chairs, Search 67130
Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: EdResearch@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-1438 (Zinskie) or 912-478-0201 (Davis)

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/cfr. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Assistant Professor - Adult and Lifelong Learning Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is located in the northwestern corner of the state (approximate metropolitan population of over 400,000 residents). Fayetteville is a hilly, heavily forested city of approximately 75,000 surrounded by a number of towns ranging in size from 2,000 to over 70,000. The University is situated at a 1,400-foot elevation in the beautiful Boston Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville offers many of the advantages of an urban setting (shopping, restaurants, healthcare, entertainment, public parks and lakes) while maintaining the natural beauty of clear streams and clean air. In addition, to excellent hunting, fishing, golf, canoeing, hiking, and biking, the surrounding area is well-known for its many small farms, orchards, and forest lands and is free of large industrial pollution. Our local airport (Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport) operates approximately 60 flights per day with direct jet service to Dallas, Memphis, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Detroit, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Houston. There is a wide-range of readily available housing ranging from 2-3 bedroom apartments to single-family homes from the mid $80s to $300-400,000. The area public schools rank at the top in the state and regularly graduate many merit scholars. Fayetteville has been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live. We believe few university communities are equal in total environment, including opportunities for personal enrichment and enjoyable living. For more information about Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas see the University of Arkansas College Town Profile.

Salary is commensurate with experience and background and is competitive within the field.

The Adult and Lifelong Learning faculty are seeking candidates to fill a 100% Assistant Professor, 9-month tenure-track position in our program. We welcome : candidates who embrace the scholar-practitioner approach to integrating theory, research, and practice with teaching and professional service. The ideal candidate will demonstrate significant experience working with diverse adult populations and agencies that administer adult and lifelong learning programs, possess highly developed research and teaching skills, and be able to partner with individuals and organizations to provide outreach and applied research opportunities for students and faculty.
Contingent on available funding and demand for teaching assignments, an additional summer session teaching is predictable. Salary is commensurate with experience and background and is competitive within the field. Progress in rank and salary will require demonstration of productivity in research and publication, teaching, and service.
The Program in Adult and Lifelong Learning (ADLL) has evolved on the University of Arkansas’ campus for over 50 years. The program was initially offered as “Adult and Vocational Education” but eventually merged with a program that focused on human resource and workforce development education. In 2011, the University recognized the importance and specificity of the adult education discipline and reinstituted the degree program as a stand-alone academic program in Adult and Lifelong Learning.
The ADLL program has been a leader in the College of Education and Health Professions for innovation in program delivery. Using Blackboard supported courses; the program offers an online master’s degree program and a hybrid (online/on campus) doctoral program. Each year The program accepts approximately 15 masters (MEd) students and doctoral (EdD) students each year. Tenured/tenure-track faculty members and select adjunct instructors offer theory rich content and practice-centered experience to enhance student learning. The program has a record of distinguished faculty and served as the academic home for Malcolm Knowles late in his career. To learn about ADLL, please refer to the following website at the University of Arkansas: http://adll.uark.edu/.
The College of Education and Health Professions enrolls over 4,500 students in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including 12 doctoral programs. The College employs over 200 faculty members and regularly obtains over $12 million per year in externally funded grants and contracts. The College also supports a variety of centers, offices, and institutes, including the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Office for Studies on Aging, both of which present unique opportunities for collaboration and research for the Adult and Lifelong Learning program. To learn about the academic and social initiatives that the College of Education and Health Professions champions, please visit the following website: http://coehp.uark.edu/colleague/index.php.

Minimum Requirements:
1. An earned doctorate in adult and lifelong learning or related discipline.
2. Demonstrated record of peer reviewed publication.
3. Ability to teach graduate students using online technologies.
4. Demonstrated proficiency in research methodology and the ability to supervise dissertation research.
5. An explicit and comprehensive research agenda related to adult and lifelong learning.

Preferred Requirements:
1. Prior experience in securing extramural funding for research and/or service.
2. A record of service to adult education agencies/providers.
3. Active involvement in appropriate adult and lifelong learning organizations and/or academic societies.
4. Collaborative research in adult and lifelong learning with others (students, colleagues, practitioners).
5. Experience in higher education administration and professional and continuing education.

The roles and responsibilities of the successful candidate would include, but are not
limited to the following:
- Teach and enhance the following courses: Innovation and Teaching in Adult Education, Quantitative Reasoning in Adult and Lifelong Learning, Policy and Public Governance of Adult and Lifelong Learning Programs, Adult Development and Psychology, and Curriculum Development in ABE and ASE.
- Teach four-to-six courses per year (typically, two per semester), in an online/oncampus hybrid format.
- Conduct research (alone and collaboratively) related to adult and lifelong learning
that results in publications in refereed journals.
- Advise and mentor masters and doctoral students of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and abilities.
- Chair two-to-four dissertation committees each year.
- Provide professional leadership and service to adult education agencies, providers, and academic societies.
- Demonstrate professional engagement in course and program development.
- Engage in appropriate service at the department, college, and/or university level.
- Engage in securing externally funded grant proposals

Where to Apply:
To be considered for the position, candidates should submit the following:
- a letter that describes your qualifications and fit for the position,
- a current and complete curriculum vitae,
- the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references who will be contacted only with your permission

Please send all application materials to the Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Kit Kacirek
Associate Professor / Director of Doctoral Studies
Adult and Lifelong Learning Program
University of Arkansas
120 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-4875 (phone) 479-575-3319 (fax)

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) Associate Director, Center for Urban Education

Department: Open (Based on Qualifications)
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track)
Associate Director, Center for Urban Education
Starting Date: Fall Semester 2014

Conduct a program of research in an area of urban education that can attract external funding; assist the Director of the Center for Urban Education with carrying out the Center’s mission; teach a 1-1 course load as the Associate Director; provide service to the university; advise students; summer stipend as Associate Director is available; summer teaching is possible.

The candidate will leverage the resources and partnerships of the Center to conduct research, while supporting the mission of the Center. The Center has established a solid foundation of funded projects from diverse sources at the federal, state, and local level, including grants awarded by NSF, NIH, and the U.S. Department of Education. Based on a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Center serves as the R&D Arm of the Campus International School, a professional development school located on campus. Campus International is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school candidate serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Starting in the Fall Semester of 2013, the CSU campus will also be the site for juniors and seniors at MC2STEM High School.

Now is an exciting time for the Center as it expands its community-based partnerships and continues to collaborate with Northeast Ohio Medical University on the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Enhancing Urban Health initiative. For information about the Center, please visit the website at: http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/centers/cue.html

Minimum: Earned doctorate; record of published research in an area of K-12 urban education; experience teaching or providing services at the K-12 level.
Preferred: Experience with external grants at pre-award and post-award; background in STEM+H education; background in intervention or evaluation research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods; evidence of effective college teaching.

To apply, please submit the following materials online at the following link:
(a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) statement of research interests and plans, including any grant-related activities (d) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, (e) names and contact information of 3 references, (f) sample publications/reprints, and (g) copies of all graduate transcripts.

Candidates with teaching experience should include teaching evaluations or reviews.
The search committee will review applications beginning on October 15, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Justin Perry, via e-mail at j.c.perry96@csuohio.edu or telephone at 216-875-9778.

Mailing Address:
Justin Perry, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., Julka Hall 275, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Nine-month, tenure-track positions include a competitive benefits package and potential summer appointments.

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.