Texas A&M University TAMU Campus
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
Back to Listings

Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank-Clinical


Educational Psychology

Location
College Station/TAMU
Open Date
8/22/2019
Position ID
67354
Description

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is seeking applications for a clinical assistant/associate professor with expertise in learning design and technology.  This faculty line will include instructional leadership responsibilities as the department’s Director of Instructional Design for distance education programming. The allocated time and effort for this 9-month appointment is:

  1. 60% Service/Instructional Leadership:  As Director of Instructional Design for Distance Education, the individual will support EPSY colleagues in their design, development, and facilitation of online courses.
  2. 30% Teaching: The position will also include graduate teaching responsibilities in the department’s online master’s program in Learning Design & Technology.
  3. 10% Research: As a clinical faculty member, 10% of this individual’s time will be allocated for applied research in his/her area of expertise.

*Summer teaching opportunities are typically also available.

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of leadership reflecting best practices for online learning and supervision. Successful teaching experience at the college level and prior research related to learning design and technology are also highly valued.

Expectations

The primary responsibilities will be to assist and facilitate faculty in the design, development, and facilitation of online courses and to provide similar professional development opportunities to the graduate assistants who support distance education courses, with limited teaching contributions in the Learning Design & Technology online master’s program. This individual will also ensure that the department’s online courses remain fully compliant with university, state, and federal standards. The individual hired in this position will be responsible for staying abreast of emerging trends in online pedagogy and disseminating this information through faculty/staff/student professional development offerings and individualized consultation. The position requires a candidate with experience and expertise in (a) development and delivery of online materials and (b) a strong background in adult learning theory who can support and extend the department’s vision of transformational online learning in higher education.

 

Appointment

This is a nine-month professional-track appointment with an anticipated start no later than fall semester of 2020, but an earlier start date is negotiable.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with faculty rank and qualifications. Summer teaching opportunities are typically available for professional-track faculty.

Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of leadership reflecting best practices for online learning and supervision. Successful teaching experience at the college level and prior research related to learning design and technology are also highly valued.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in instructional design or related field
  • 2 years of instructional design and development experience for online environments
  • Strong background in adult learning theory
  • Commitment to collegiality and collaboration

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience partnering with university faculty to design and develop online courses
  • Experience applying course- and program-level online quality standards (e.g., Quality Matters)
  • Experience teaching online at the university level
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship related to learning design and technology

 

Application Instructions

Application and Review

  • Applicants should submit: (a) a statement describing their online course design experience and other qualifications in a letter to the Search Committee; (b) current curriculum vita; and (c) three current letters of reference. Applicants may also submit up to five additional documents (e.g., prior course evaluation data, syllabi, examples of instructional design).
  • Reviews of complete applications begins October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

All application materials can be submitted electronically at: http://apply.interfolio.com/67354 you may also visit
https://epsy.tamu.edu/about/employment-opportunities/

Questions regarding the search or position announcement can be made to the Search Committee Chair, Noelle Sweany, Ph.D. (nsweany@tamu.edu).

 

 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.