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Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 undergraduate and graduate academic programs through 12 schools and colleges to more than 32,000 students in Metropolitan Detroit.  Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The College of Education at Wayne State University is seeking individuals to join in our

 
  Urban mission

of preparing effective

  Urban Educators

who are

  Reflective
 
  Innovative

and

  Committed to Diversity.

 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Physical Activity and Cognition or Disease Prevention

The College of Education at Wayne State University invites applications for a faculty position in the Health & Physical Education Program.  Faculty in this program value physical activity and epidemiology, health promotion, neuro-cognition, methodology, hypokinetic disease prevention, or obesity prevention. Faculty members work closely with partners in school districts and community organizations in addition to collaborating at the college and university level.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in research and a record of scholarly achievement commensurate with appointment to a tenured position.

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
  • Publish scholarly work in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Seek external funding.
  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Mentor graduate students.
  • Provide service to the University, College, Division and profession.
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a field related to physical activity and epidemiology, health promotion, neuro-cognition, methodology, hypokinetic disease prevention, or obesity prevention.
  • Clear evidence of scholarly productivity commensurate with a Carnegie 1 research-intensive university.
  • Clear evidence of the capacity to secure external funding.
  • Teach interdisciplinary undergraduate and/or graduate courses in area of specialization.

Application Procedure

Please visit https://jobs.wayne.edu
Posting number: 038958
(Applications can be submitted ONLY at the website above)
For questions contact Dr. Nate McCaughtry
at
JeffreyMartin@wayne.edu
or
(313) 577-1381

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Associate Professor/Full Professor in Special Education

The College of Education at Wayne State University (WSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Special Education program focusing upon teacher preparation and research in educating persons along the life span who manifest intellectual disabilities (e.g., severe impairments, autism). The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly achievement focused on issues related to utilizing evidence-based educational interventions, applied behavior analysis, and inclusion within school settings.  Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs focus on autism and other severe disabilities (e.g., severe intellectual disabilities). Given current research programs at the university, excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research collaboration informed by translational research.

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
  • Pursue an active research program in the area of Special Education.
  • Procure externally-funded grants and contracts.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate Special Education course work, including in-service initiatives for practicing teachers.
  • Supervise and direct graduate projects, theses and dissertations.
  • Advise masters, education specialist, and doctoral students in Special Education.
  • Assume leadership for collaborative efforts with colleagues in the college, university and professional community.
  • Participate in division, college and university academic and collaborative activities.
Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in Special Education or a related field.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship in publishing and receiving external funding for research (or potential for procuring external funding).
  • Minimum of 3 years experience teaching in special education programs required with preference for candidates with teaching experience in inclusive, culturally diverse, and urban settings.
  • University teaching experience preferred.

Application Procedure

Please visit https://jobs.wayne.edu
Posting number: 038960
(Applications can be submitted ONLY at the website above)
For questions contact Dr. Steve Ilmer
at
steve.ilmer@wayne.edu
or
(313) 577-0989

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Assistant Dean - Division of Teacher Education

The college is seeking a dedicated individual who will thrive in, and contribute to, a diverse, dynamic working environment; who is pro-active and committed to the mission of preparing teacher candidates to be successful and effective in their profession; who is a team player who can be a "change agent" in a challenging financial and legislative/political environment; and who values the college's urban mission and dedication to principles of social justice.
Responsibilities

Curriculum development and promotion; course enhancements; course scheduling; working with faculty to create innovation instructional projects and partnerships; lead division efforts to assess student learning; monitor student enrollment by course and program area; encourage and facilitate online coursework and programs; participate in division and college recruitment and retention efforts; participate in marketing and promotion of division programs; actively recruit high-quality faculty; work collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Research to support and enhance faculty research efforts; expand and enhance mentoring for tenure-track faculty; assure that all students receive the highest level of services throughout their course of study; lead division's community partnership and outreach efforts.

Essential Functions

The Assistant Dean is responsible for the academic, educational, administrative, and budgetary leadership of the Division of Teacher Education. He/she provides the academic leadership in teacher preparation for the division, college and university; serves as a member of the Dean's Administrative Council in the college; is responsible for setting direction regarding core courses, new and existing programs; for resolving student issues, concerns and complaints at the division level; and is responsible for monitoring the teaching and advising of approximately 44 full-time faculty and 190 adjunct faculty, including conducting annual performance evaluations and preparing promotion material.

Qualifications Include

  • Earned Doctorate in Education, Preferably in a Teacher Education Area
  • Successful Record of Research and Scholarship in Teacher Education
  • Must be able to qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or above and obtain tenure in the College of Education
  • Commitment to Urban Education and Diversity
  • Teaching Experience in K-12 and Higher Education
  • Ability to support Teacher Education Research Agendas
  • Effective Interpersonal and Demonstrated Leadership Skills

Application Procedure

Please visit https://jobs.wayne.edu
Posting number: 039171
(Applications can be submitted ONLY at the website above)

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Assistant Dean - Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

The college is seeking a dedicated individual who will thrive in, and contribute to, a diverse, dynamic working environment; who is pro-active and committed to the mission of preparing teacher candidates to be successful and effective in their profession; who is a team player who can be a "change agent" in a challenging financial and legislative/political environment; and who values the college's urban mission and dedication to principles of social justice.
Responsibilities

Curriculum development and promotion; course enhancements; course scheduling; working with faculty to create innovation instructional projects and partnerships; lead division efforts to assess student learning; monitor student enrollment by course and program area; encourage and facilitate online coursework and programs; participate in division and college recruitment and retention efforts; participate in marketing and promotion of division programs; actively recruit high-quality faculty; work collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Research to support and enhance faculty research efforts; expand and enhance mentoring for tenure-track faculty; assure that all students receive the highest level of services throughout their course of study; lead division's community partnership and outreach efforts.

Essential Functions

The Assistant Dean is responsible for the academic, research, administrative, and budgetary leadership of the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies. He/she provides the academic leadership in practitioner and research preparation for the division, college and university; serves as a member of the Dean's Administrative Council in the college; is responsible for setting direction regarding core courses, new and existing programs; for resolving student issues, concerns and complaints at the division level; is responsible for monitoring the teaching and advising of approximately 12 full-time faculty and 40 adjunct faculty, including conducting annual performance evaluations and preparing promotion materials; and is charged with providing leadership for and cultivating the newly formed Center for School Health.

Qualifications Include

  • Earned Doctorate in Kinesiology or a related field is required, preferably in one of the Division of KHS program areas
  • Qualify for the rank of Professor with tenure in the College of Education
  • Active, nationally-recognized record of research, scholarship, and significant external funding
  • Experience mentoring doctoral student scholars

Application Procedure

Please visit https://jobs.wayne.edu
Posting number: 039172
(Applications can be submitted ONLY at the website above)

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Associate Dean - Research and Community Engagement

The college is seeking a dedicated individual who will thrive in, and contribute to, a diverse, dynamic working environment; who is pro-active and committed to the mission of preparing teacher candidates to be successful and effective in their profession; who is a team player who can be a "change agent" in a challenging financial and legislative/political environment; and who values the college's urban mission and dedication to principles of social justice.
Essential Functions

Research Development - Develop a systematic infrastructure in the college for enhancement and expansion of research and external funding efforts through:
  • Implementation and enhancement of an active research and scholarship program;
  • Consultation with and advice to individual faculty members, faculty grant proposal teams, and college administrators and staff to plan and execute the development and submission of new proposals for external grant and contract funding;
  • In conjunction with the assistant deans, creation and implementation of faculty mentoring programs to strengthen their grant-seeking efforts by ensuring that they have the necessary support to write successful proposals (e.g., writing and budget assistance, identification, organization of and attendance at grant-writing workshops, meetings with project officers, statistical support);
  • Creation and implementation of a system for efficient management of the grant application process;
  • Facilitation of discussions with faculty within and across divisional lines to develop research topics and themes appropriate for available funding opportunities; cultivate inter-institutional partnerships where feasible;
  • Ensuring that orientation and professional development for faculty complements university processes and procedures as well as information specific to the college goals;
  • Working with the dean to develop effective faculty recruitment plans;
  • Providing analysis of trends in grant awards and proposal submission activities.
Community Outreach - Develop an infrastructure in the college for expansion of community outreach activities and community-based engagement in the metropolitan area with the goal of relationship-building and enhancement of research:
  • Cultivate interest in the college's programs by forming meaningful relationships with community organizations, school districts, corporations, foundations, cultural groups, and other relevant organizations and external customers;
  • Work collaboratively with the college's Development Officer and the WSU Office of University Development to identify, research and solicit potential sources of philanthropic funding for the college and its programs.

Supervision -

  • Supervise research administrative staff, budget analysts and grant writers;
  • Monitor PI responsibilities for pre-award and post-award activities;
  • Monitor placement of research-related content on college's website, including a summary of annual research activity


Communications -

  • Serve as liaison to WSU Office of the Vice-President for Research
  • Disseminate information from WSU Research Office to assistant deans as necessary
  • Serve on the dean's Administrative Council
  • Represent the dean and the college at university and external meetings as requested by the dean
  • Promote faculty research achievements
  • Hold regular meetings with assistant deans to disseminate research-related best practices and new trends


Other Duties and Responsibilities -

  • Approve personnel hired on grants
  • Assure that all college procedures are consistent with current IRB expectations; resolve any issues that arise
  • Serve on college and university committees as needed/assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the dean 

Qualifications Include

  • Earned Doctorate in Education is required, preferably in one of the College's Program areas.
  • Candidate must have a successful record of research and scholarship, preferably with grant acquisition experience.
  • This position is open only to tenured or tenure track faculty in the College of Education, Wayne State University. 

Application Procedure

Please visit https://jobs.wayne.edu
Posting number: 039174
(Applications can be submitted ONLY at the website above)

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.