Position Summary Office for Teaching Innovation and Distance Education seeks an Instructor for UA Early College.
Detailed Position Information Teaches 4 UAEC200 courses per term at 2 credit hours each, UAEC 200, is required for all UA Early College students. Adheres to the SACS accredited process for delivery, instruction, grading, and oversight of UAEC 200 course per University of Alabama academic standards. This position is a non-tenure earning, 3-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Continuation to the end of the three year contract is based on annual evaluation, departmental need and available funding.
Minimum Qualifications Requires a minimum of a master’s degree in English, education, instructional technology, communications, business, or related field from an accredited institution with a minimum of 1-year teaching experience. Requires excellent teaching and communications skills, ability to plan, develop, and administer academic course delivery. Requires flexibility to work day, night, weekends, and occasional travel from Tuscaloosa, AL.
Preferred Qualifications Prefer Ed.D. or Ph. D. degree in English, education, instructional technology, or related field from an accredited institution with a minimum of 1 year online teaching experience in Blackboard. Demonstrate ability to work with diverse groups of high school-age students and educators.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Cover letter, vita, and contact information of at least three references.
About the Division/College/School The UA Early College program, established in 2009, currently enrolls over 3,000 high school students from throughout the country. These students, on average, earn a cumulative UA GPA of a 3.5 or higher each semester. The UA Early College program offers over 50 different courses online and on-campus. The program staff and faculty have built and maintained relationships with educators across the state of Alabama and throughout the country.
UA Early College faculty, who primarily teach online, have excellent support for teaching, including computing equipment, office space, and opportunities for professional development and research.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
About Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.
It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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