Assistant/Associate Professor - Instructional Technology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Internal Number: 22309
Department: SEC ED - 31440
Brief Summary of Work for this position:
The Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a nine—month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Instructional Technology. Permanent position starting August 2022.
Upon initial appointment, the successful candidate will teach a variety of graduate courses in the program's curriculum. Further, the successful candidate will assist in the ongoing growth and development of the M.S. in Instructional technology and certificate programs, advise and mentor graduate students, maintain an active scholarship agenda through research and grant writing/participation.
The department has a diverse group of faculty from different racial, ethnic, religious, and philosophical backgrounds. This diversity inspires our creativity and allows us to embrace multiple perspectives, and to productively work together across those differences. Our faculty members are active researchers and dedicated teachers with an incredible commitment to providing high quality, rigorous academic programs that have a positive impact on the community. We are seeking a colleague who shares that commitment; has the potential for excellence in research and teaching, and who is interested in being an integral part of the department.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
· Doctoral degree in (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D.) Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Learning Sciences, Training and Development, Adult Education, or a closely related field from an accredited (U.S.) or certified (international) postsecondary institution.
· Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
· Demonstrated evidence of the ways research, teaching, and service contribute to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.
· Demonstrated evidence of teaching students with a range of occupational backgrounds including education and private business. · Evidence of successful college-level teaching in fully online courses.
· Evidence of, or potential for scholarship, research, teaching, and practice that advances access, equity, educational quality.
· Experience in corporate, government, or consulting settings.
· Documented experience with professional standards in the field of instructional technology.
· Demonstrated potential for building community partnerships.
· Experience in project management, training & development, and performance improvement.
· Experience leading and conducting research through a culturally responsive lens related to or within diverse settings with individuals in our communities.
· Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at UNCW.
· Applicants for a senior appointment must have a substantial publication record, current research agenda, a successful record of teaching, and evidence of faculty leadership.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and SecondaryEducation prepares educators/professionals for leadership positions in instructional technology and secondary education. Our commitment is to the development of highly competent professionals to serve in educational leadership roles. Our MIT program has strong ties with Computer Science, Computer Science and Information Systems and Communication Studies. Each allied department has a role in providing content related courses and program guidance.
The Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology (MIT)program provides advanced professional training for teachers and school technology coordinators; business and industry personnel such as executives, trainers, and human resource development employees; persons in the health care field; and community college instructors. The program focuses on the theory and practice of design and development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning. It emphasizes product development and utilization of advanced technology and provides applied training in the total design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational and training programs. The program consists of 36 credit hours including 15 hours of core or foundation courses and 15 credit hours of focus or specialty area courses, 3 hours of internship, and 3 credit hours of design and development research project or master's thesis.
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Technology program includes a concentration in Evaluation and Organizational Learning. This concentration has a program of study that emphasizes evaluation as a leadership process focused on organizational learning and change. The program is designed for professionals in fields such as health, business, education, social work, sociology, and public administration.
Students admitted into the program come from diverse backgrounds such as business and industry personnel, executives, trainers, and human resource development employees; teachers and school technology coordinators; persons in the health care field; community college instructors; military training personnel; and professionals desiring a career change.
The MIT program is directed toward preparing students to function in a variety of roles to be performed in a broad range of settings,
Instructional design and development
Instructional delivery systems and implementation
Assessment, evaluation, and research
Materials and media development/production
Program management and organizational development
Emerging and innovative technologies
Such roles are typically found in business and industry, human services, health institutions, higher education, government, military, and public and private K-12 education.
The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed) is a rapidly growing college with over 65 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master's programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master's and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs, a newly developed laboratory school, and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to the essential and vital work of building a diverse professional community that — with intention and conviction –has at its center the inherent value of equity, inclusion, and social justice. As a college of education, we must be committed to the intrinsic value of all learners in all communities, who represent the totality of who we are as human beings. As we build, we must also dismantle racist and colonizing structures and practices in our college, at our university, and in our world. Therefore, we seek colleagues who will contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity inclusion, and social justice by sharing in our ongoing work and struggle to create the college and professional community our world needs.
Candidates will provide a cover letter speaking to their interest in the position and relevant experience and credentials.
In the cover letter, candidates should speak specifically to the ways their research, teaching, and service will contribute to building and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required. Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.