This position is a 9-month, full-time position that is annually renewable. The person in this position will be expected to carry a 6-course teaching load (or teaching equivalent), per academic year, primarily in the School’s undergraduate literature courses and to support undergraduate student learning outcomes in: critical thinking, effective communication, problem solving, engaging diversity, active citizenship and an increased understanding of innovation, creativity and the field of youth studies. The person in this position will be assigned regular teaching faculty responsibilities, including curriculum and course development, student advising, participation in curriculum committees and other School, College and University committees as assigned or elected, and regular participation in School-related events.
Teaching and Instruction (60%)
Teach 6 undergraduate courses per academic year, or carry out assigned duties that replace teaching responsibilities.
Deliver specific course content to students in assigned course areas.
Use University approved electronic teaching platforms, such as Canvas, to support teaching, communicate with students, and deliver instruction.
Assess students’ work through grading submitted assignments, and submit semester grades as required by the University.
Course and Curriculum Development (20%)
Serve on School of Social Work committees and as a member of the School of Social Work Council.
Participate in professional development to expand and maintain knowledge in pedagogy, instructional tools, and subject matter expertise.
Select relevant books, materials and other sources of knowledge for courses.
Prepare syllabi, handouts, assignments, exams and course content.
Participate in curriculum development, review and re-design courses as necessary, coordinate and collaborate with faculty members teaching parallel sections and First Year Experience courses in CEHD.
Student Development and Advising (10%)
Maintain regular office hours.
Advise and mentor individual students, and respond to student inquiries, concerns and learning needs.
Participate in advising meetings, new student registration information sessions and new student orientation, as requested.
Advise students with regard to academic concerns, school-related organizations, professional practice development.
Service and Outreach (10%)
Conduct outreach with other academic departments, universities, and local, state and national agencies on program development.
Participate in program, department, college, university, and other service or civic engagement activities.
Prepare and deliver presentations to external constituencies, including contributions to the literature in social work, youth studies, social justice and/or families violence prevention.
Serve on internal task forces and/or intercollegiate committees as requested or elected.
Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
Earned Master’s degree in a field related to youth studies, youth work, social justice, education and/or literature with an emphasis on the above fields of study.
Three years of undergraduate teaching experience.
Teaching experience with diverse students, for example: students of color, Indigenous students, first generation students, LGBTQ+ students, and students for whom English is a second language.
Familiarity with technology and capacity to use Microsoft Office products.
Successful undergraduate level teaching experience demonstrated by positive supervisory and student evaluations, and student mastery of knowledge, skills and values.
Experience with undergraduate curriculum and course development situated in popular, critical, Indigenous and/or experiential pedagogical traditions.
Professional experience related to youth studies, youth work, social justice, and/or education.
Five years of undergraduate teaching experience.
Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse colleagues.
Undergraduate advising experience including familiarity with University advising systems used to monitor student progress, grading and instructional platforms.
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