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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Digital Media and Learning (Appointment-stream), University of Pittsburgh

ContactMegan Brennan

Application deadline: 13/11/2020

Appointment: 12-month, full-time, appointment stream; starting Fall 2021 

The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire an appointment-stream (non-tenure track) assistant or associate professor of practice in digital media who will explore urgent issues in integrating classroom technologies. We seek a candidate with experience in using technology for competency-based learning in different learning and work environments and analyzing how technologies reproduce and remedy educational inequities.

Responsibilities:

This person would be responsible for:

  1. contributing to enhancing our undergraduate and graduate degree programs (e.g., BS, MAT, MEd, MA, MS, PhD, and EdD) by focusing on remote/online, hybrid, residential, and/or virtual simulation learning environments;
  2. partner with colleagues in education and at the university, including the Pitt Information Technology team to design and develop a robust, cutting-edge ed tech degree program;
  3. providing professional development in online teaching and PreK-16 learning environments to education colleagues at Pitt and throughout the region;
  4. designing and teaching ed tech courses concerning pressing issues in teacher education, PreK-16 instruction, and learning, universal design, education foundations, global engagements, rural and/or urban education, or special education;
  5. support new educational technology initiatives in the School, including co-designing a creative digital technology degree and collaborating with the Director of Innovative Technologies and Online Learning to support our new ed tech work.

Required:

  1. Earned doctorate in educational/instructional technology or closely related fields at the time of appointment. Candidates experienced in STEAM education fields are especially encouraged to apply, but all areas are welcome
  2. Significant demonstrated experience integrating emerging educational technologies in academic programs and courses (K12 or higher education and different course delivery formats)
  3. Demonstrated teaching experience in preK12 and/or higher education (ideal candidates will have three years experience or more of preK12 settings)
  4. Demonstrated instructional design experience in preK12 and/or higher education
  5. Demonstrated excellence or future promise in advising and mentoring students
  6. Demonstrated experience with or potential for innovation and excellence in university-level teaching and using technology for online and blended format classes
  7. Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to community engagement, collaboration, collegiality, professional development, scholarly inquiry, excellence in teaching and learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
  8. Demonstrated commitment to working with preK12 schools through research, teaching, and service
  9. Ongoing or potential for ongoing practitioner-focused scholarship related to digital and instructional technology
  10. Demonstrated commitment to equitable, just, and sustainable practices through research, teaching, and service. 

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications at the rank of Associate or Assistant of Practice (appointment-stream). 

For questions, please contact committee co-chairs via email: Tinukwa Boulder (tboulder@pitt.edu) and Cassie Quigley (cquigley@pitt.edu).

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, one representative example of experience in instructional design for online courses (K12 or higher education) or syllabi that demonstrates an ability to integrate digital media tools into coursework (note: multi-modal mediums encouraged), and the names and contact information for three academic references to the following link: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=20004717&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.  In your application letter, please speak to how your work addresses equity and justice.

Note: Final candidates will be required to secure three letters of recommendation, examples of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations, peer observations, sample syllabi), teaching/ advising philosophy statement, and/or a writing sample.

For questions about the submission process or the position, email Megan Brennan at edsearch@pitt.edu or contact the search committee chairs as listed above.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor in Digital Media and Learning and Leadership, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh

Contact: Megan Brennan

Application deadline: 13/11/2020

Appointment: eight-month, full-time,  tenure-stream; starting Fall 2021

The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire a scholar with strong roots in practice who will explore urgent issues in digital media/educational technology and leadership to include: leadership and innovation in schools; leadership practices, organizational change, and innovative technology instruction; the impact of technology integration on increasing educational leaders’ capacity to improve school culture and impact student-teacher success; and analysis of how technologies reproduce or remedy educational inequities and social inequalities with how leaders lead and engage in decision-making.

Responsibilities:

This person would be responsible for:

  1. developing a strong research program that builds scholarly knowledge and informs the regional, national, and global conversations about the role of educational leaders in designing plans that link learning and leading to innovative digital media access and use
  2. developing and teaching educational leadership courses with a primary focus on instructional technology preparedness in PreK-16 learning environments
  3. examining and proposing solutions to educational inequities within schools, community contexts, and/or in homes as experienced by teachers, students, and families when technology becomes the primary tool for and mode of learning
  4. engaging in antiracist work that assesses and poses potential solutions to the social, economic, political, and/or educational challenges that educational leaders have to address
  5. Partnering with local, regional, national, and/or international institutions, leaders of higher education, and professional organizations

The candidate would join a vibrant community in the School of Education, at a time of great excitement, synergy, momentum, and action, particularly in relation to our explicit commitment to equity and justice in education. As a School, we are committed to determining sustainable ways to disrupt long-standing patterns of inequity and injustice in education. To that purpose, we invite applicants who engage in robust analyses of pressing issues related to educational technology and leadership and who investigate ways to interrupt inequitable educational practices through their teaching, technology, leadership, research, and community-engaged activities. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach in our Ph.D., Ed.D., master, undergraduate, and/or teacher preparation programs, depending on interests and expertise.

Required:

  1. Earned doctorate in educational leadership, digital media and learning, learning sciences, educational technology, or a closely related field at the time of the appointment.
  2. A growing or established record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and the potential to compete successfully for external funding.
  3. Significant demonstrated experience integrating emerging educational technologies in educational settings
  4. Knowledge of or experience with institutional-wide implementation of educational technology
  5. Demonstrated excellence or future promise in advising and mentoring students
  6. Demonstrated experience or future promise for innovative leadership and excellence in university-level teaching and technology integration
  7. Demonstrated commitment to equitable, just, and sustainable practices
  8. Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to community engagement, collaboration, collegiality, professional development, scholarly inquiry, excellence in teaching and learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people 

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure/tenure-stream).  

For questions, please contact committee co-chairs via email: Tinukwa Boulder (tboulder@pitt.edu) and Cassie Quigley (cquigley@pitt.edu).

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload your cover letter, curriculum vitae, two representative writing samples, and the names and contact information for three academic references to the following link:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=20004716&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York. In your cover letter, please speak to how your work addresses equity and justice and your viewpoint on digital media and learning in education.

Note: Final candidates will be required to secure three letters of recommendation, examples of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations, peer observations, sample syllabi), and a teaching/advising philosophy statement.

For questions about the submission process or the position, email Megan Brennan at  edsearch@pitt.edu or contact the search committee chairs as listed above.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

 

Two Assistant Professors of Education and Child Study, Smith College

Time frame: Begins 7/1/2021

Contact: Rachel Siegel

Application deadline: 01/10/2020

The Department of Education and Child Study at Smith College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2021. For the first position, candidates should have a strong foundation in the Learning Sciences/Educational Psychology and STEM Education. Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include three courses in Learning Sciences and STEM Education. Candidates for the second position should have a strong foundation in Literacy Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education. Teaching responsibilities will regularly include three classes in Literacy and Methods of Teaching. Candidates for both positions should have some background in Teacher Education. Excellent opportunities to collaborate with the Smith College Campus Laboratory School (K-6) and the Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education. 

Candidates should hold an ABD or earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Education or related content fields by time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Teacher Education are encouraged to apply. Details about the Department of Education and Child Study may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/education-child-study. For more information and to apply, visit  http://apply.interfolio.com/78721 Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020. EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. 

 

 

Postdoctoral Researcher, Bowdoin College

Time frame: 3 years

Contact: Alison Riley Miller

Bowdoin College Department of Education invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow to join Assistant Professor Alison Riley Miller on an NSF-funded collaborative research project with colleagues from The Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Vanderbilt University. Over three years, the project, Developing a Modeling Orientation to Science (DMOS): Teaching and Learning Variability and Change in Ecosystems (NSF #2010155) will investigate two interrelated strands of research with the primary goal of providing evidence regarding the learning environments, tools, and teacher professional learning experiences that support the development of students’ and teachers’ practices and conceptions of modeling as envisioned in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/6813

 

Senior/Research Associate, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Contact: Verene Tay

Time Frame: One year contract with possibility for renewal

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior/Research Associate with demonstrable expertise in data mining and machine learning to join the Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) at Singapore University of Social Sciences. This position will initially be offered on a limited-term contract. 

TLC promotes excellence in teaching and learning through the design and implementation of innovative pedagogies; facilitation of Faculty development and training; scholarship of teaching & learning; and provides academic support for students whilst developing lifelong learning attributes in our graduates.

As Senior/Research Associate, you will participate/co-lead in research projects on data mining and analytics. These include mining students' feedbacks and discussions, and developing and implementing adaptive learning systems to augment the quality of teaching and learning within SUSS.  You will also contribute/lead in the preparation of reports and publications to communicate success/progress of development works.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Qualifications/experience relevant to data analytics/science.
  • Experience in educational data mining and machine learning using suitable programming languages e.g. R, Python. Some experience in teaching within higher or general education would be advantageous.
  • Experience in communicating and translating research outcomes to practise. This may include delivering presentations, high quality reports and publications within cognate fields of learning analytics. Having a record of relevant research publications and in seeking and obtaining grant funding would be advantageous.
  • A collaborative and collegial approach to work.
  • Experience in managing a research project.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.

Bilingual Research Associate (English and Spanish), Exploratorium

Time frame: fixed-term (9/1/2020 - 9/30/2024)

Contactjma@exploratorium.edu

https://tinyurl.com/ybnrjmxa

The Research Associate provides in-house research and evaluation support for specific Exploratorium projects in the museum's Living Systems Area.  These projects aim to help the public (at the museum and online) to better explore and make sense of the biological sciences.  Responsibilities include working with stakeholders to refine research and evaluation goals, developing instruments and methods, training data collectors, collecting data, conducting analyses, writing reports and disseminating results, under the direction of Senior Research Staff. The Research Associate may represent the Exploratorium at conferences and outside meetings and assist Senior Research staff in the development of new grant proposals. Applicants for this position must be fluent and biliterate in English and Spanish. The position reports to the Principal Researcher in the Visitor Research and Evaluation Department.

Please see the job posting for essential functions and minimum and preferred qualifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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