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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Human Services

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Human Development and Family Studies

Posting Number: req7562

Department: College of Applied Sci & Tech

Location: Sierra Vista

Address: Sierra Vista, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Applied Science at the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) invites applicants for a faculty position in Human Services with an emphasis in Human Services Administration, competence in working with military and veteran populations, and demonstrated involvement in regional and national human services-related professional organizations. The successful applicant will be required to teach a broad range of human service-related coursework, develop a curriculum, and mentor/advise students in online and hybrid formats.
This career-track academic Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice position may begin as early as January 2022 or as late as August 2022 and will report to the Department Head of Applied Science. The initial review of applications will commence on or around December 1, 2021, until the position is filled.

The Department of Applied Science builds on existing scientific knowledge to develop practical applications to address real-world problems to ensure students are future-focused and career-ready. The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree admits diverse, transfer, post-traditional students in an online format. CAST is actively growing online master's degree programs across all its disciplines. Therefore, candidates must be committed to outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching for our diverse student population.

We are seeking interdisciplinary-focused colleagues eager to collaborate across CAST's programs and degrees. This position will contribute to building a strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to preparing students to be future-focused and career-ready in a 21st-century workforce.

CAST is committed to excellence in research and education in all its programs and equally committed to bridging the digital divide through accessible education for all students. Therefore, candidates are requested to include in their letter of interest and teaching philosophy how they will assist CAST in furthering these goals. For more details about the position, department, and college go to

Ability to work in Arizona and travel as needed to the University of Arizona's Branch Campus in Sierra Vista, located 75 miles southeast of the Tucson Campus.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; sick leave
and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified
family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation
and cultural activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19
Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including
student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are
fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or
disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

* A commitment to excellence in teaching is expected. The faculty member will teachclasses in Human Services in CAST's enhanced, online teaching model. The faculty member will engage virtually and in-person to mentor and educate students who represent a diverse, post-traditional demographic, including over 50% first generation college students.

* The College's project-focused, undergraduate teaching model involves undergraduates in internships, research, and other hands-on experiences. The faculty member willmentor students in capstone experiences.

* The faculty member will participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approachesto enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

* As a part of the university's land grant mission in the borderland region of Arizona, the faculty member is expected to be actively involved in the college's commitment to shrinking the digital divide and expanding access to education for underrepresented students.

* CAST values inclusive, interdisciplinary research and education. The faculty member is expected to collaborate effectively with colleagues across disciplinary lines.

* A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

* Interest in border health issues.

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity issues in higher education and/or through community-based work.

* Strong communication, computer, and organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • The initial appointment will
    be at the level of Assistant Professor, but an appointment at Associate
    Professor level may be considered for exceptionally qualified
    candidates. To be considered
    for an appointment above the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates
    must have an internationally recognized record of distinguished
    scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability. To be
    considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor,
    candidates must demonstrate a clear promise of such achievement.
  • Doctorate from a regionally accredited U.S. university is required in one of the following areas: Human Services, Social work, Counseling, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications

* Doctorate in Human Services Administration.

* Bilingual English/Spanish

* Experience with academic program review and evaluation, program development, innovative program delivery.

* Experience with grant writing and administration.

* Experience teaching in online or distance modalities.

* Experience with online learning technologies.

* Experience mentoring and teaching post-traditional students from diverse backgrounds

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Eric Mapp, Department Head of Applied Science

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Along with your Cover Letter and CV, in the Additional Document slot please upload a teaching Philosophy that includes a statement on commitment to enhancing student engagement in online learning, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations across disciplinary boundaries in 21st Century education.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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