The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). The Neag School of Education invites applications for an assistant professor in residence position shared by Educational Psychology and (EPSY) the Department of Digital Media and Design (DDMD). This position is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position to start 8/23/2017, renewable on an annual basis, contingent on funding.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes related to playful learning and game design in both the DDMD and EPSY and help with the graduate 2 Summers in Learning Technology program. They will advise students, fulfill service responsibilities to the program, department, school and University as well as the broader community.
Duties and Responsibilities
Apply understandings of issues of diversity, equity and multiculturalism to scholarship
Conduct innovative research
Pursue and secure external funding to advance the study of issues related to educational equity and to closing achievement and college opportunity gaps
Teach courses in educational technology and digital media programs
Advise graduate students
Serve on Departmental, School and University committees
Provide service to professional and community organizations
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Earned terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D. Ed.D) in Educational Psychology or related field; (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable); a proven record of excellence in college teaching; K-12 teaching experience; demonstrated potential in contributing to existing research programs in EPSY and DMD; familiarity with contemporary perspectives on learning.
Higher Ed teaching experience
Skills in graphic design
Skills in 3D modeling and texturing
Skills in coding, particularly game platforms like Unity
Experience with teacher preparation and teacher professional development
Educational game creation experience;
Demonstrated expertise in developing engaging and dynamic digital games;
Evidence of integrating technology into instruction,
Experience with on-line teaching, or using other emerging instructional technologies;
The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
This is a full-time, 9-month, in-residence position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017, with the possibility of a temporary position beginning July 1, 2017 – August 22, 2017. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement describing how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications, three (3) letters of reference, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and sample journal articles or books. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 31, 2017. Contact Michael Young, Ph.D. (email@example.com), Search Chair, with questions about the position. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (Search # 2017527)
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