A full-time, three-year renewable non-tenure track assistant professor position teaching undergraduate courses for the Honors College beginning August, 2021.
The Honors College seeks nominations and applications for a renewable contract non-tenure track assistant professor position which is part of a new, innovative program offered through a partnership between the Honors College and the College of Engineering. This undergraduate program will focus on developing a diverse network of scholars and leaders who advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and who dedicate themselves to finding equitable and sustainable solutions to complex societal issues facing the state of Alabama, the nation, and the world. Examples of such issues may include sustainable and resilient communities, social justice/change, systemic inequalities, mobility, and equity in access to technology, education, healthcare and other related public goods and services. The program's transdisciplinary, inquiry-driven approach will complement the technical education of engineering and computer science students and broaden their engagement with diversity, equity, inclusion, and scholarly roles and responsibilities within their field. The program is designed around the high-impact practices that characterize the Honors experience, and is intended to recruit, support, engage, retain, and graduate high-potential students who might not choose or qualify for a traditional Honors pathway.
The successful candidate will teach courses in both the new program and the broader Honors College curriculum, such as Honors Year One, Life as a Scholar, Social Foundations of Community Engagement, and Honors seminars in their own area of scholarship. Honors faculty are expected to have skills necessary to manage highly collaborative, inclusive, student-centered, and ideologically diverse conversations both in and out of the classroom.
Applicants should have a strong background in applying principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the ability to teach undergraduate courses that integrate multiple disciplinary perspectives. They should be able to build creative, transdisciplinary syllabi, foster dialogue among students, and mentor undergraduates from a diverse set of backgrounds as those students hone their skills as critical and creative thinkers, ethical and empathetic citizens, and collaborative and inclusive leaders.
Additional Position Information:
Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the position is filled with expected start date of August 16, 2021. Successful candidates must have the ability and desire to teach honors courses, including seminar courses. They should be able to build creative, transdisciplinary syllabi, foster dialog among students, and help individual students hone their skills as critical and creative thinkers, ethical and empathetic citizens, and collaborative and inclusive leaders. Honors faculty are expected to have skills and techniques necessary to manage highly collaborative, inclusive, student-centered, and ideologically diverse conversations both in and out of the classroom. This is a central aspect to honors seminar courses, which also invites students to put critical and creative thinking, ethics and empathy, and collaboration and inclusivity into their own values, behaviors, and motivations.
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