Department:Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership Rank:Instructor Annual Basis:9 Month
Review of Applications Begins Applications will be reviewed as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants Applications are completed online and must include: 1) a letter of interest indicating content area(s) of expertise 2) a current résumé/curriculum vitae
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and will continue until positions are filled. This pool will remain active until June 30, 2020.
Department Summary Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) focuses on the development, implementation, and achievement of results in the organization and management of K-12 education. EMPL provides both researchers and practitioners with the latest methodologies for ensuring effective student learning and professional development in our nation’s K-12 school system.
Position Summary The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership at the University of Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open instructor/lecturer pool. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to three years. Appointments may range from one to three terms per year, including summer.
The program anticipates hiring instructors/lecturers for graduate level courses in the areas of research methodology, policy, and leadership.
Some courses meet during evenings or weekends, or are delivered to distant sites via video conferencing. Some courses are offered exclusively online; in these cases, instructors should make themselves available for student contact via email or phone in lieu of office hours. Travel within Oregon and to west coast states may be required for some courses.
Minimum Requirements A doctoral degree is required except in exceptional circumstances where significant professional experience in a relevant field may substitute for a doctoral degree.
Successful candidates must have: (a) professional experience in one or more of the content areas listed below and (b) demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching.
Instructors for research methodology courses must have a minimum of two years of experience either in previous teaching of research courses or direct experience in conducting educational studies in K-16 settings. Successful applicants would have specific skills and expertise in at least one of these areas: (a) designing research studies, (b) measure development and scaling, (c) data structuring and management, (d) statistical analyses (both parametric and non-parametric), and (e) writing summaries of results for technical reports and publication in peer reviewed journals.
Instructors for policy courses must have a minimum of one year of experience in the development and/or interpretation of policies in educational/institutional settings at the federal, state, or local levels. Successful applicants would have specific skills and expertise in at least one of these areas: (a) writing policies, (b) writing policy briefs, (c) reviewing constituencies for analysis of risk and consequence, (d) understanding of legislation (both laws and regulations) and legal implications to guide decision making, and/or (e) awareness of current educational issues surrounding policy adoption and review.
Instructors for leadership courses must have a minimum of one year of experience in leadership positions in educational/institutional settings at the federal, state, or local levels. Successful applicants would have specific skills and expertise in at least one of the following areas: (a) professional development, (b) staff management, (c) personnel evaluation, (d) leading change initiatives, (e) providing vision to effective reforms, (f) understanding of best practices that have an empirical base, and/or (g) implementation strategies for effective teaching and learning.
Professional Competencies A commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications Previous successful experience with the course(s) and relevant experience in university level instruction.
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