Assistant/Associate Professor-Program Evaluation and Assessment Specialist



Job description

UIW Mission

University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The Dreeben School of Education (DSE) invites candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor-Program Evaluation and Assessment Specialist in the Departments of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education. Position responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, conducting research, and providing support to said departments’ assessment efforts. We seek a colleague to join us in preparing reflective and social justice-oriented educators, researchers, leaders, and scholars.

Full-time faculty at UIW are expected to teach four courses in the fall semester and four courses in the spring semester. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.

This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about Title IX violations. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Functions

Official duties and responsibilities of all faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities. Currently, this position is shared between the two departments, and the workload distribution will be assessed each semester.

  • Teach courses consistent with the needs of the Graduate Studies Department, to include face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid (Cardinal Flex).
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Advise students providing individual help to students during weekly office hours.
  • Mentor doctoral students and guide them through the dissertation process.
  • Perform regular scholarly research and publication.
  • Manage the data and assessment needs of the Dreeben School of Educationto support the ongoing assessment of academic programs and compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Provide oversight for program-level assessment processes to include: data collection, maintaining program databases, and preparing reports and other communication to highlight assessment results.
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.
  • Comply with UIW Faculty Handbook processes and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Effective instructional delivery.
  • Proficient in use of instructional technology.
  • Ability to actively engage students in the learning process.
  • Ability to conduct respectful relationships with students both in and outside the classroom.
  • Ability to work collegially and productively within the university community.
  • Ability to apply varied approaches to effectively engage stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of designing and implementing stakeholder-centered program evaluation approaches.
  • Ability to effectively collect, manage, and analyze data, including utilizing data analysis and visualization techniques to meet different needs.
  • Knowledge of evaluation designs.
  • Ability to effectively develop and communicate evaluation plans and findings in ways that are useful for the intended audience.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.

Required Education

  • Earned Doctoral Degree in Education or a related field from an accredited institution, with specialized coursework, training and/or demonstrated experience in program evaluation, measurement, and assessment.
  • Note that ABD candidates with expected completion date by date of assignment will be considered.

Required Work Experience

  • Program evaluation, research, and teaching experience in the community, university, nonprofit, government, or corporate environment.
  • Record of scholarly activities and related peer-reviewed publications commensurate with professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or training related to community based and participatory methods, action research, Bayesian and/or advanced nonparametric statistics, epidemiological methods including GIS applications, psychometrics, and program design.
  • Potential for obtaining and managing external funding.
  • Knowledge and skill related to data visualization.
  • Record of refereed scholarship.
  • Experience with/potential to build partnerships with community or work organizations.
  • Record of mentoring and supervising graduate student research.
  • Experience designing courses and curriculum.
  • Interest in the transformation of individuals and social systems.
  • Record of guiding student research for thesis and/or dissertations
  • Project planning, implementation, learning and evaluation experience.
  • Relationship building experience with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience with developing and conducting instruction on-line.
  • Knowledge and skill related to mixed methodology.

Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations

None specified.

Work Hours

Typical for full-time faculty in this discipline.

Physical Demands

Typical for full-time faculty in this discipline.

Posting Number: UN711PO

Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Faculty

Desired Start Date: 08/14/2023

Reports to: Denise Staudt

Salary: $75,000-$85,000 commensurate with experience

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

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UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).

One of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas, the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio strives to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens with values developed in a Judeo-Christian tradition. In 1881 the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word founded Incarnate Word College as a center of higher education for young women. The college was admitted to membership in the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1919, and joined the Texas Association of Colleges as a senior college in 1920. The Graduate Studies division was established in 1950. Male students were first admitted into the college's undergraduate programs in 1970. Incarnate Word College became the University of the Incarnate Word in 1996. Today, UIW is a Hispanic-Serving Institution under federal guidelines.