The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University invites applications for a faculty member at the Professional Practice Assistant Professor, Professional Practice Associate Professor, or Professional Practice Professor rank in the internationally recognized Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) in the design and development of instructional systems, training, or learning technologies. Individuals who bring professional experience and practical expertise, as well as regional or national professional networks, are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence or the potential for future excellence in teaching and working with students in mentoring roles. Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a non-tenure track, 12-month fiscal year position. The role assignment for this position is 65% teaching, 10% research, and 25% service. Review of applicants will begin December 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.
The successful candidate is expected to advise, mentor, and facilitate student placement into work-based learning opportunities (applied projects, practica), as well as facilitate the pursuit of post-degree employment. Candidates will sustain and build upon an existing professional network to facilitate student and program success. The successful candidate will also recruit working professionals into the degree programs of the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Teach graduate courses as well as some undergraduate courses in the areas of learning technologies and/or instructional design.
• Advise, mentor, and facilitate student placement into work-based learning opportunities (applied projects, practica)
• Facilitate students’ pursuit of post-degree employment
• Sustain and build upon an existing professional network to facilitate student and program success.
• Recruit working professionals into the degree programs of the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The department is composed of eleven full-time faculty with specializations in several areas including gaming, STEM education, assessment, the Maker movement, problem-based learning, mobile technologies, cognitive science, digital libraries, and wearable technology. The department offers Ph.D. and Master’s degrees along with endorsements in School Library Media Administration, Distance Learning, and an undergraduate minor in Multimedia Development. Faculty have received national awards for teaching, research, and service, and serve in a variety of leadership positions in professional and scholarly organizations. The ITLS department has a strong track record of procuring research funding from the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other funding organizations.
Utah State University (USU) is a land grant institution based out of Logan, Utah with nearly 25,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students. US News and World report ranks the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services among the top 30 graduate schools of education in the nation, 5th for funded research, and the college’s rapidly expanding online programs have been ranked 17th in the nation. USU is located an hour and half north of Salt Lake City and 3 hours from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Logan is close to National Parks and scenic in its own right. The immediate region is frequently ranked as one the safest regions in the country and offers a variety of cultural experiences and outdoor activities, including access to world class skiing, fishing, mountain biking, and hiking trails.
Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (http://aaeo.usu.edu) sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants. The University is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits (http://personnel.usu.edu).