The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks a Computer Science Education faculty member in the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program. The position is at the rank of clinical instructor or clinical assistant professor. The program is housed in the Department of Education of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The program has two full-time appointments. Normallyfive to seven adjunct instructors and two additional full-time faculty members teach in the MAE program. It serves approximately 150 students annually in online and hybrid delivered programs. Graduates are successful teachers and content area specialists and have been recognized as outstanding educators. The program is looking to continue and grow its quality and reputation.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan regions near the nation's capital. Its proximity to the capital with a large and energetic international community offers rich cultural resources giving faculty and students a variety of opportunities to collaborate on teaching, research and service. The ready access to embassies, non-governmental organizations and foundations offers access to vibrant worldwide connections. UMBC is consistently cited – most recently by U.S. News & World Report – as one of the best universities for undergraduate teaching, and as a leading innovator in higher education. For the past seven years, it has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Great Place to Work. Collaborative research is a hallmark of UMBC's learning community. There are many opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate/doctoral students in a variety of departments and programs including the School of Public Policy, the Department of Psychology, and the Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. program.
The Education Department
The mission of the UMBC Education Department is to advance research on teaching and learning and to develop educators who are caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable, skilled, and responsive. We expect our graduates to respect diversity, to be leaders in their schools, and advocates for democracy and social justice. The education department offers a wide range of NCATE/CAEP accredited programs that include early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, and the Master of Arts in Education. The department is also engaged in a number of state, national and international efforts, including an expansive network of Professional Development Schools.
The successful candidate for clinical instructor or assistant professor will serve as an entry-level faculty, providing Computer Science Education expertise to the MAE program. The successful candidate will have demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations and to P-12 teacher education, a proven record of teaching excellence, and the clear potential to attract externally sponsored research. Background in Computer Science Education or Computer Science is preferred. His/her responsibilities will include being a team member in the MAE graduate degree program including facilitating the Computer Science MAE program, scheduling and staffing courses, overseeing student advising for this program, teaching graduate courses in Computer Science content, pedagogy, and educational research, and directing graduate student research. Master's degree in Computer Science Education or related field required. Ph.D. in Computer Science Education or related field preferred.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
UMBC is a public university with a diverse student body of nearly 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. The Education Department especially committed to attracting a diverse group of applicants for this position. We encourage applications from people of color, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities.
Applications should include a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and optionally a scholarly writing sample. Candidates should include in their application a statement explaining how their work demonstrates experience in, and commitment to fostering equity and justice in research, leadership, teaching, and service.
For best consideration, submit application materials by February 28, 2019.
Please address any inquiries about the application process to Tiffany Shorter firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Jerri L. Frick (email@example.com). The desired appointment date is June 1, 2019, but it is negotiable. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: 58218
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.