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Assistant Teaching Professor - Education

Employer
Northern Arizona University
Location
Yuma County, AZ
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education
Organization Type
Corporate
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Assistant Teaching Professor - Education
Location: NAU - Yuma
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606190
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We-faculty, staff, and administrators-thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Special Information

Northern Arizona University, Yuma Branch Campus is conducting a national search to fill a non-tenure track, academic year position in Education at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. This position is expected to be continuing with potential for promotion. Renewal is contingent on performance, continued funding and departmental needs.

The Yuma Branch Campus of Northern Arizona University in Yuma, AZ is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located on the grounds of Arizona Western College, the local community college. The campus serves a vital and growing local and regional community. It is about 17 miles from the Mexican border and the State of Sonora.

The teacher education program is offered in Yuma to a very diverse student population primarily through face-to-face delivery. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. NAU-Yuma provides opportunities to work with faculty and students in partnership with Mexican universities in Sonora and Baja Norte, Mexico.

This position is located in Yuma, AZ. Arizona residency will be required and residence in the Yuma region is expected. Some travel for meetings, recruitment efforts, and other job related duties is an expectation of the position as well as community service activities.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

The primary focus of this position is teaching elementary education in-person and remote undergraduate and graduate courses. This position will serve as a member of the College of Education on the Yuma Branch Campus. The position requires teaching, service, and professional development. Courses will include teacher preparation methods in the successful applicant's areas of expertise and courses that fit departmental needs. A successful annual review is dependent on a demonstrated connectedness to the discipline, teaching reviews, and service. The faculty member is expected to serve on university and campus committees and assist with program development. The successful candidate will serve as a resource for recruiting and marketing the program. Summer and winter teaching may be available for additional compensation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate (or ABD with doctorate no later than June 2022) in Education or closely related field from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of three years' teaching experience in K-12 settings

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or closely-related field from an accredited university
  • Ability to teach across curricular areas
  • Experience teaching a range of upper division courses in teacher education
  • Five years or more teaching experience in K-12 settings
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse faculty, staff and student environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and working with first-generation minority students
  • Experience teaching remote courses to augment face-to-face teaching
  • Demonstrated ongoing engagement with the discipline as evidenced by participation at regional or national conferences, meetings, or other involvement with the profession
  • Experience in providing career exploration opportunities for high school or community college students interested in pursuing a teaching career
  • Experience in seeking grants/external funding
  • Fluency in Spanish

General Information

Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Salary

$57,000 - $63,507

Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 2, 2022.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606190, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=606190&PostingSeq=1

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