Assistant Professor in Educational Foundations/ Library Media and Technology- 11097

Educational Foundations

ATTENTION:

The College of Education and Professional Studies, The Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its library media and instructional technology program (http://academics.uww.edu/libmedia) to begin August 24, 2016.


JOB DETAILS:

The successful applicant will:

- Teach a range of school library and instructional technology courses, including cataloging, reference, administration, technology, information literacy, and others at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Expertise in organizing information (cataloging) in a library environment is important and expertise in at least one of the following areas required: 

  - Information sources / virtual libraries.
  - Leadership and administration.
  - Information literacy and learning technologies.

- Some of these courses will be in a hybrid format through a collaborative distance education program (UWSSLEC: http://www.uwsslec.org) bringing together faculty from five UW campuses to deliver a program for teachers seeking school library licensure.  It is expected the faculty may be asked to teach weekend and evening classes in a variety of modalities.

- Help re-envision the school library field for the future and continue to develop and expand a program to support the development of 21st century skills in students and teachers.

- Develop collaborative relationships with the schools and with other faculty members and students in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

- Become a member of the College's technology team and share duties with two other faculty to support integration of technology into College and its curriculum, which may include a 25% faculty support role.

- Advise undergraduate minors, licensure, and graduate students.

- Engage in research and creative activities.

- Perform university, public and professional service.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Library and information Science, Educational Technology or relevant field.  Applicants who are ABD will be considered. 

MLS degree, other library degree or relevant coursework in library field. 

Evidence of the ability to be an excellent teacher, to contribute the development of a strong program, to achieve a record of accomplishments in research, and to provide service to the university and the profession. Experience teaching diverse populations and a commitment to working with non-traditional students is important to this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Three years school library experience highly desirable. 
- Experience in K-12 education desired.
- Evidence of curricular design
- Visionary, innovative, creative and intellectually curious.
- Knowledge of changing structure of schools and libraries and an awareness of how to support 21st century skills and information literacy in schools.
- Willing and able to use new instructional delivery systems through online learning environments; knowledge of current and emerging technologies and the ability to utilize them in delivering instruction; and experience with these technologies.
- Higher education teaching experience.
- Interest and/or experiences with gifted education programming a plus.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include:

- Teach a range of school library and instructional technology courses, including cataloging, reference, administration, technology, information literacy, and others at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Help re-envision the school library field for the future and continue to develop and expand a program to support the development of 21st century skills in students and teachers.
- Possibly supervise library practicum students in schools and public libraries.
- Develop collaborative relationships with the schools and with other faculty members and students in the College of Education and Professional Studies.
- Become a member of the College's technology team and share duties with two other faculty to support integration of technology into College and its curriculum, which may include a 25% faculty support role.
- Collaborate with gifted education licensure program as appropriate.
- Advise undergraduate minors, licensure, and graduate students.
- Engage in research and creative activities.
- Perform university, public and professional service.

 


DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:

The Department of Educational Foundations offers undergraduate and graduate courses providing the underpinnings of teacher education: diversity, philosophy, history, human development, educational psychology, learning, motivation, assessment, research, statistics, motivation and classroom management, technology and information literacy, and related areas. The Challenging Advanced Learners, Library Media, Urban Education, and Standards and Assessment programs are also housed in Educational Foundations.

The College of Education and Professional Studies prepares students for careers in a wide variety of areas including: counseling, teaching, health and fitness, occupational and environmental safety, physical education and coaching, speech language, recreation and military science and leadership.  We offer programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and are committed to providing our graduates with the skills needed to succeed in today's fast-changing global society.  More than 2,200 students are enrolled across eight departments taught by over 100 full time faculty and academic staff.  For more information please see our website: http://www.uww.edu/coeps

 

CAMPUS INFORMATION:

Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration.

 

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. 


SPECIAL NOTES:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.  Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/annual-safety-report or call the Dean of Students office at: 262-472-1533 for a paper copy.


TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Applications must be received by January 24, 2016 to guarantee consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete application materials will not receive consideration.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact our Human Resources office at 262-472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:
Eileen Schroeder, Search Committee Chair
262/472-2837
schroede@uww.edu

TO  APPLY:

A completed application packet includes:

- A cover letter of interest describing school library experience, college teaching experience, technology expertise as well as other qualifications.

- A complete curriculum vita with names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references.

- Evidence of teaching effectiveness including student course evaluations if reporting prior post-secondary teaching experience.

- Copies of academic transcripts for all degrees (may be unofficial).

  • Suggested: a digital portfolio or other digital work that demonstrates a research agenda, collaboration with teaching colleagues, 21st Century Skills instruction, and/or assessment methods.


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This Job ID is: 11097.

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