Follow the application procedures in the announcement. After screening by a search committee, successful candidates will complete an employment application, provided by the university or which can be downloaded as a (.pdf).
The Department of Academic Enrichment at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania seeks to establish a pool of faculty applicants to provide high impact experiences, such as focusing on the environment or historical trends of African Americans in the U.S., for first year Act 101 students. Research indicates that high impact practices enhance student retention and completion rates for those participating in the program. Successful applicant will teach or facilitate group sessions using creative educational strategies involving the fundamentals of research and/or scholarship focusing on STEM, Humanities, Education, or Social Sciences for students in the Act 101 Program. These creative educational strategies should be designed to enhance student engagement in learning, excitement about learning, and commitment to a career and major. Expected outcomes of this transitional work include: higher GPAs, greater first and second year retention rates, and an increase in completion rates. The successful candidate should also possess the unique ability to facilitate mentor/mentee relationships with students.
Requirements: Master’s degree in the discipline or related field to be taught or facilitated. The successful candidate will provide evidence of working with college students and working with underrepresented minority students at the college level. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations is required.
Preferred: Experience of working with similar high impact practices, as previously mentioned, involving first year underrepresented minority students at the college level; evidence of designing and delivering a high impact practice for underrepresented students at the college level, and evidence fostering mentor/mentee relationships. The successful applicant will also have functioning knowledge of basic research or a scholarship practice that delivers results.
Recommendation for hiring will be made by the majority of regular full-time department members. Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background. Send a letter of interest addressing required and preferred skills, resume, unofficial transcripts and a list of three current professional references with contact information to Mrs. Lisa Clippinger, Bloomsburg University of PA, Department of Academic Enrichment, Room 40, Student Service Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer.
The application deadline for this pool is June 30, 2017.