Under the direction of theDepartment Chair, the Assistant Professor - College Success Studies will: create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff; promote the general wellbeing of the department, the college and collective and individual interest of its staff and student body; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by UVU.
Position: Assistant Professor - College Success Studies
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Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
- Teach classes based on qualifications and departmental needs (equivalent of 15 credit hours), instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods; demonstration, discussion, visual aids, etc. while maintaining a desirable classroom environment.
- Advise students; establish and maintain office hours and advise students during this time and at other times as needed.
- Maintain a student-oriented approach to education.
- Assist counselors, department’s chairperson, staff and faculty in maintaining an effective program.
- Serve on committees and attend faculty and other meetings as assigned.
- Perform other appropriate university and professional services, such as visiting secondary schools, attending national conferences, offering workshops and adjudicating.
- Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
- Prepare instructional materials (mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary.
- Evaluate instructions and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance test.
- Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up.
- Coordinate cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
- Submit requisitions for books, supplies and equipment necessary for the coursework.
- Improve professionally and maintain current in the course taught by: reading and utilizing materials found in technical and professional publications; obtaining and maintaining certifications as required; attending professional and specialty courses; keeping abreast of new development trends, and techniques through participation in workshop seminars, actual work experience, and exchange programs to maintain skills, state of the art, and knowledge.
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Recruits, screens, interviews, auditions and supervises adjuncts.
Special Requirements of the Position:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate degree in a field strongly related to student development , first year experience, leadership and mentoring, or a closley related field and one year experience.
- Knowledge of teaching philosophy based on theoretical framework in education and student leadership.
- Knowledge of appropriate assessment of student learning.
- Skills in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.
- Skills in assisting counselors and other department heads in maintaining an effective program.
- Proven skills as an accomplished teacher/performer, with a particular competence in teaching academic literacy related courses, career exploration, critical thinking, self-awareness, and study skills.
- Ability to develop curriculum and teach designed courses.
- Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.
- Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others.
- Ability to supervise others, including students and employees.
This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.