Service Assistant Professor - College of B&E
The John Chambers College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for a non-tenure track Service Assistant Professor position in the General Business department beginning in August 2022.
The ideal candidate has earned an advanced degree (M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.) in any field. They may also possess teaching and research interests including but not limited to measurement, political economy, general business, business ethics, philosophy of social science, and history of economic thought. A successful candidate will be a member of the general business department, be expected to engage in activity with the Kendrick Center for an Ethical Economy. (Please see: https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2022/02/22/wvu-announces-40m-partnership-to-expand-economics-education-through-innovative-chambers-college-programs)
The primary responsibility will be to direct the assessment and evaluation, and assist in the teaching, recruitment, and administration of the programs in the new Kendrick Center for an Ethical Economy. Candidates are expected to embrace a teaching philosophy grounded in experiential learning initiatives. The candidate is expected to effectively teach courses (in both person and online formats) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and work with colleagues to support and enhance our innovative and engaging program culture, and rapid growth. The expected teaching load for this position is nine credits per year. To fulfill our accreditation requirements, we seek candidates who are capable of publishing in high quality academic journals.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Design and develop a learning measurement framework to assess the defined performance outcomes and impacts specified by the Center's mission and vision statements.
- Develop and validate measurable operational definitions of the Center's intended economic and financial literacy performance outcomes.
- Scale and validate the Center's economic and financial literacy performance outcomes to West Virginia's State Secondary School Standards in the areas of ethics and economic and financial literacy.
- Design and develop a performance assessment data ingestion, storage, and query system using available institution technology for all data captured by the Center.
- Design, develop, and deliver student and teacher surveys and interviews to capture both quantitative and qualitative performance outcome and perspective change data.
- Develop classroom assessment instruments to measure and monitor specified skills and knowledge gains in the areas of ethics, economic and financial literacy.
- Design, develop, and implement a program evaluation system for activities delivered by the Center.
- Design, develop, and implement personalized economic and financial literacy growth dashboards for participating Kendrick Fellows.
- Assist Center staff and faculty in designing, developing, and implementing topic specific assessment tools and instruments.
- Develop and establish assessment standards, policies, and procedures for the Center's assessment practices.
- Communicate clear ongoing interpretation of mission critical data to inform the Center's decision-making and development.
- Perform necessary data analysis procedures to identify and predict changes in student and teacher performance outputs and outcomes as a result of the Center's materials and training.
- Perform data analysis necessary for easily understandable presentations, reports, and summaries of learning performance data as needed.
- Evaluate, validate, and refine necessary learning metrics to be used for personalized economic and financial literacy growth dashboards for participating Kendrick Fellows.
- Provide near real-time monitoring of the Center's instructional and methodological effectiveness.
- Prepare assessment reports to summarize findings and insights in a manner that promotes the vision and mission of the Center.
- Manage data flow, storage, and analysis according to the Center's regulations and guidelines in a confidential and secure manner in compliance with GDPR and FERPA standards.
- Develop predictive learning outcome models of high-achieving high school seniors in the areas of economic and financial literacy.
- Harvest, analyze, and model longitudinal learning performance profiles for all participating Kendrick Fellows.
- Perform requested analysis for the assessment and evaluation of core modifications and key enhancements in the Center's operations, systems, and procedures.
- Collaborate in related assessment and effectiveness activity documentation needed for compliance purposes and accreditation.
Training and Teaching
- Support continuous assessment knowledge improvement of students and teachers through consultation, mentoring, and coaching.
- Prepare faculty, instructors, and teachers to successfully implement, utilize, and interpret assessment and evaluation materials, methods, and instruments.
- Promote consistent internal and external communication of assessment value and results.
- Provide necessary economic and financial literacy education assessment training to faculty, instructors, and teachers.
- Lead and manage assessment and evaluation initiatives for the Center, to include work allocation, internal training, and problem resolution; provide performance feedback as appropriate.
- Work with faculty and staff to create a culture of continuous improvement through student learning outcomes assessment and program evaluation.
- M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. in any field.
- Minimum of ten (10) years related professional-level work experience in assessment and evaluation.
- Established expertise in performance construct development.
- Established expertise in learning performance analytics.
- Experience in communicating to multiple levels of a complex organization.
- Education and experience that provides the necessary depth of knowledge and skills to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and validate measurable learning performance constructs.
- Proven experience in assessment and evaluation instrument design, development, and implementation.
- Demonstrated advanced skills in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational assessment and evaluation training to faculty, high school teachers, and students.
- Demonstrated knowledge of educational assessment and evaluation standard guidelines; e.g., AERA Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
- Demonstrated skills for planning, creating, and managing data and databases across multiple hardware and operating system platforms/environments.
- Proven analytical, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
- Proven ability to engage and facilitate learning within and across multiple educational environments.
- Demonstrated ability to research and apply critical thinking skills to resolve curricular, instructional, and assessment design, data, and analysis problems.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate assessment and evaluation analysis and outcomes in presentations and reports.
- Demonstrated organizational leadership and team management skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with others.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain institutional attendance and punctuality standards.
- Essential Software: Advanced user of spreadsheet functions, macros, and scripts for Excel/Google Sheets; Advanced user of survey form software/applications; e.g., Survey Monkey, Google Forms, Qualtrics; Proficient user of statistical analysis software; e.g., SPSS, R, SAS; Proficient user of data visualization software; e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Google Data Studio.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.