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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
About the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies
At the University of Cincinnati's (UC) College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students' personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Within a thriving culture of collaboration, we provide students, employers, and partners a single point of contact for Cooperative Education (Co-op) and transition-to-career services. Cooperative Education and Professional Studies (CCPS) faculty and staff are proud to say that our contributions have earned UC the distinction of being U.S. News and World Report's (2023) #1 public university for Co-ops and Internships.
Faculty and staff within CCPS carry out our mission and vision in alignment with the values of Respect, Equity & Inclusion, Service, Innovation and Excellence, Integrity, and Professional Development.
An Assistant Professor Educator within CCPS has a primary responsibility for Teaching (80%). Additionally, Assistant Professor Educators are expected to contribute to Service activities (5-15%) and engage in Scholarly or Professional activities (5-15%).
Assistant Professor Educators hired into this role will have primary responsibility for teaching and advising Co-op students from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) in creative professional development and career readiness. While roles and responsibilities are subject to shift based on enrollment and programmatic needs, it is expected that faculty hired into this role will have primary teaching and advising responsibility for students in the Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design or the School of Art. This posting is intended to recruit three faculty members for the DAAP Co-op team. Faculty members would have primary responsibilities for one of the following programs: (1) Communication Design (formerly Graphic Design and Digital Design), (2) Fashion Design, (3) Industrial Design, or (4) Fine Arts.
Teaching within this faculty role is unique. Assistant Professor Educators on the DAAP Co-op team may engage in some classroom instruction, but the majority of instruction and assessment of learning is conducted through individual or small-group advising.The core responsibility of this position is fostering the professional development of students and preparing them for a post-grad life of personal and professional fulfillment. Primary responsibilities that support DAAP Co-op student success include teaching professional development courses for Design and/or Fine Arts majors, engaging in small group or individual instruction centered around reflective practice, advising on creative portfolio development, designing curricula in alignment with student needs and the goals of DAAP, organizing lessons and workshops that support learning outcomes, facilitating and providing mentorship through student position searches, utilizing Learning Management Systems and preparing materials that are universally accessible (ADA Compliant), cultivating a culture of belonging for students from diverse backgrounds, and working collaboratively with our Partnership Development team and industry partners to create employment opportunities for students.
Job Overview Continued
Educator track faculty typically engage in Service to their division, university, and profession by serving on committees and task forces. Scholarly and Professional activities typically involve research that leads to presentation and/or publication, including but not limited to understanding the impact of their teaching methods. Scholarly and Professional activities may also include professional development, creative or industry contributions, and demonstrated application of skills or knowledge acquired.
This position is Educator track and candidates are not eligible for Tenure.
Teach and advise students primarily from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).
Conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars.
Facilitate small group or individual instructional meetings.
Provide instruction, feedback, and mentorship related to development of professional creative portfolios.
Attend meetings, participate in governance, prepare materials for teaching.
Evaluate and develop curriculum for department and/or college.
Serve as an experiential learning and career education advisor for students and evaluate student coursework.
Serve on college or university committees and participate in curriculum development activities. Serve on committees, independent study activities, and off-campus learning.
Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of their responsibilities.
Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual's academic specialty.
Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.
Master's degree with a minimum of three years of relevant, professional work experience within design or creative industries. Candidates holding a bachelor's degree may be considered with five years of relevant, professional work experience within design or creative industries.
Demonstrated organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
Effectiveness in interpersonal relationships and the ability to work harmoniously with a variety of interest groups.
Experience (or transferrable skills) that prepare the candidate to carry out the primary responsibilities of this position. The credentials of candidates should illustrate successful instruction of professional development curricula for creative students and/or equivalent mentorship of emerging professionals in creative industry contexts, understanding of roles and opportunities within design or creative industries, experience in evaluation of professional creative portfolios, and potential for achievement within the areas of Teaching, Scholarly and Professional Activities, and Service.
Additional Qualifications Considered
The ideal candidate will possess:
Relevant professional experiences in both academic and non-academic environments.
High adaptability regarding approach to work and teaching modality.
Strong understanding of student needs and ability to support students through career exploration.
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion; an understanding of social and ethical issues in career development.
Assistant Professor Educators hired through this posting will join the DAAP Co-op team. Assistant Professor Educators for DAAP Co-op are initially hired into a multi-year contract. The contract for each academic year is comprised of 2 primary semesters (Fall and Spring), as well as a secondary semester (Summer), during which faculty are contracted to work 34 days for compensation equal to 19% of the 2-semester base salary.
Promotion, Tenure (RPT): This initial multi-year appointment may be renewed under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Unit (CBA), provided one's performance satisfies the criteria of the college's guidelines for reappointment, program need, available budget, and upon approval by the Provost. The RPT process reviews work and contributions to teaching, scholarly/professional activities, and service as noted in the job description. Candidates can learn more about the RPT process on the Office of the Provost's website.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.