Utah State University

  • Professional Practice Assistant/Associate Professor - ITLS

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/24/2019 8:37 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-1907
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-UT-Logan
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Faculty
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Faculty
    College
    E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
    Department
    Instructional Technology & Lrn Scis
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
  • Overview

    The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University invites applications for a Professional Practice Professor at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank in the internationally recognized Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) in the areas of human experience design, user interface design, interaction design, or similar. Individuals who bring professional experience and practical expertise, as well as regional or national professional networks, are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence, or the potential for future excellence, in teaching and working with students in mentoring roles. Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a non-tenure track 9-month academic year position. The role assignment for this position emphasizes teaching and service, while research and/or creative endeavors are negotiable. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

     

    The successful candidate is expected to advise, mentor, and facilitate student placement into work-based learning opportunities (applied projects, internships, jobs), as well as facilitate the pursuit of post-degree employment. Candidates will sustain and build upon an existing professional network to facilitate student and program success.  The successful candidate will also recruit working professionals into the degree programs of the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Responsibilities

    • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
    • Advise, mentor, and facilitate student placement into work-based learning opportunities (applied projects, internships)
    • Facilitate students’ pursuit of post-degree employment
    • Sustain and build upon an existing professional network to facilitate student and program success
    • Recruit working professionals into the degree programs of the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

     

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR RANK:

    • Earned at least a master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Learning Sciences, Information Science, Educational Psychology, or a related field before starting appointment.
    • Established record of professional experience in instructional design, technology development, or related fields.
    • Ability to teach and mentor at the collegiate level.

     

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR RANK:

    • Earned at least a master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Learning Sciences, Information Science, Educational Psychology, or a related field.
    • Extensive record of professional experience in instructional design, technology development, or related fields.
    • Established record of effective teaching and mentoring at the collegiate level.

     

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

     

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR RANK:

    • Regional reputation for professional work in human experience design, user interface design, interaction design, or related fields.
    • Experience designing and developing educational materials, tools, or programs.
    • Teaching experience at the collegiate level.
    • Grant or contract proposal writing experience.
    • Experience in online and distance education.

     

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR RANK:

    • Regional and national reputation for professional work in human experience design, user interface design, interaction design, or related fields.
    • Extensive experience designing and developing educational materials, tools, or programs.
    • Evidence of consistently effective teaching in the areas of learning technologies and/or instructional design at the collegiate level.
    • Consistent record of successful attainment of grants or contracts.
    • Industry or other professional experience.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in online and distance education.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) A resume or curriculum vitae to be uploaded in the candidate profile under "Resume."

    2) A cover letter to be uploaded in the candidate profile in the "Documents..." section.

    3) A portfolio or samples of relevant design or development work to be uploaded in the candidate profile in the "Documents..." section.

    4) A statement describing the applicant's teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) to be uploaded in the candidate profile in the "Documents..." section.

    5) Contact information for three professional references to be provided in the candidate profile.

     

    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.

    ADA

    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    The Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences department is composed of eleven full-time faculty with specializations in several areas including gaming, STEM education, assessment, the Maker movement, mobile technologies, cognitive science, computer science education, digital libraries, learning analytics, and computational thinking. The department offers Ph.D. and Master’s degrees along with endorsements in School Library Media Administration. The department also offers an undergraduate degree in Human Experience Design and Interaction, with emphases in game studies, esports, and multimedia development, as well as an undergraduate Multimedia Minor. The department was recently ranked 3rd in the nation among all online graduate education programs and ranked 1st in our field by US News and World Reports. Faculty have received national awards for teaching, research, and service, and serve in a variety of leadership positions in professional and scholarly organizations. The ITLS department has a strong track record of procuring research funding from the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other funding organizations.

     

    The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.

     

    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

     

    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.

     

    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.

     

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