Job ID: 112477

Assistant Professor--Student Leadership & Success Studies

Utah Valley University

  • Sep. 18, 2018
  • Assistant Professor--Student Leadership & Success Studies
  • N/A
  • Utah Valley University
    Orem, UT
  • Open until filled
  • July 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Organization and Leadership
    Human Development
    Education - General

Assistant Professor--Student Leadership & Success Studies

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focusing on first year experience and transition studies, student success and retention, student development, leadership, and peer mentoring to begin July 2019. The successful candidate will join a diverse and dynamic department of faculty who are committed to a student-oriented, engaged approach to teaching and learning.

Under the direction of the Department Chair, the successful candidate will teach a diverse student population using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline. The candidate will teach a variety of courses designed to promote academic and personal success, and prepare students for leadership and peer mentoring experiences. They will also review, revise and develop curriculum, engage in scholarly activities, pursue professional development designed to improve teaching and scholarship, and participate in department, college and university service, including department leadership.

The Department supports the University's mission to provide open-access opportunities for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We seek to engage students with real-life contexts in local and global communities, and to prepare students for success in their academic, professional and personal goals. We welcome candidates who share these commitments.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Develops and teaches courses in first year experience and transition studies, student success and retention, student development, leadership, and peer mentoring using a variety of delivery modes including face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction.
  • Learns about and implements the use of emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Plans, prepares, and teaches an approved course of study with measurable student learning outcomes for each course taught.
  • Prepares instructional materials including examinations, course outlines, and syllabi appropriate for the learning environment.
  • Instructs and provides effective leadership and classroom management to individuals and groups in the classroom or online learning environment through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, meetings, individualized instruction and other appropriate teaching methods.
  • Evaluates and assesses learning through use of written, verbal, and performance tests. Maintains and submits accurate, current reports and records regarding accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
  • Consistently assesses student learning outcomes using the approved assessment instrument(s) and submits the data per department instructions.
  • Maintains a student-oriented, engaged learning approach to teaching and learning informed by assessment data and high impact practices.
  • Establishes and maintains regular office hours to advise and mentor students.
  • Consistently pursues professional development aimed at improving teaching and scholarship, and maintains current knowledge of research findings and trends in the discipline through professional publications and participation in workshops, conferences, and seminars.
  • Develops and actively engages in scholarly projects and activities, which may include publications and/or presentations in the discipline, and/or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Assists the department chair, faculty colleagues, department staff and advisors in strategic planning and achieving departmental mission, objectives and goals.
  • Attends faculty and other meetings as assigned.
  • Contributes to department, college, and university through serving as a member of committees and/or in leadership roles, and completing dependable work on assigned committees.
  • Mentors adjunct faculty teaching Student Leadership and Success courses.
  • Mentors student peer mentors co-facilitating Student Leadership and Success.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in a field closely related to first year experience and transition studies, student success and retention, student development, leadership, and peer mentoring, and one year teaching experience in a college or university. ABDs may apply; however, candidate must have an earned doctorate degree at time of hire (July 1).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of curriculum development with competencies in academic literacy, study skills, career exploration, critical thinking, self-awareness, leadership, and peer mentoring.
Knowledge of learning pedagogies based on theoretical framework in teaching and learning.
Knowledge of student learning outcomes assessment.
Proven skills in engaged learning practices.
Skill in supporting student success in collaboration with academic counselors, student service personnel, and other administrators across campus.
Ability to teach and develop courses in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc.
Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) .
Ability to develop effective professional partnerships at UVU and in the community.
Ability to effectively supervise others, including students and employees.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

General classroom and office environment including sitting, standing, walking, speaking, hearing, and fine hand manipulation.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range:

Advertisement Number: FAC32318

University College


Open Date: 10/10/2018

Review Start Date: 12/16/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: We invite you to review the courses, programs and other services offered by the Department ( If you have additional questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Darin Eckton ( or 801-863-6449).

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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