Designer-in-Residence & Program Lead Learning, Innovation and Design
Position Description: We seek a leader with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit to serve a vital role as we fulfill our vision to be a center of innovation and learning in Northern California and beyond. We are building a curious, inquiring, and courageous community of practitioners who are committed to revolutionizing learning systems, structures, and cultures.
As part of our vision, we are creating a new master's concentration in Learning, Innovation, and Design. The program will focus on innovating learning design, learning environments, and learning experiences in K12, higher education, and other organizational settings. We are searching for a colleague with a deep commitment to engaging students in real-world practice through teaching that challenges dominant norms. As one example of that commitment, faculty members in this program will facilitate all courses through a project-based curriculum. Courses will be centered on culminating projects where students work with clients in real-world settings. We hope to find a colleague who will help us move even further in creating the most transformational and impactful program possible.
The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of or potential for research, leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders. This position will be based at the Stockton Campus and the incoming candidate will take an active role in our community engagement efforts in the region.
Duties The basic teaching workload is three courses each semester with an option to teach two courses in the summer. However, program leadership responsibilities will result in a one course teaching release each semester and supplemental summer pay. The position also includes involvement in EdD dissertations (for faculty with doctoral degrees), student recruitment, community engagement, curriculum development, internal service, and scholarship (which can include contributions to research outlets or practitioner settings).
This position will play a key role in leading the development, launch, and sustaining of the MA program in Learning, Innovation, and Design by:
Leading the iterative design and assessment of the program purpose, scope, and outcomes
Leading the conceptualization and implementation of a student-based consulting and community engagement initiative, leveraging our project-based curriculum
Building school, community, business, and other relationships to advance the program
Building and executing our marketing plan for the program
Serving as faculty contact for prospective students
Presenting and engaging with prospective students at various recruitment events, both in person and online
Developing faculty and providing opportunities for professional development/collaboration to transform the teaching/learning experience
This colleague will hold a faculty appointment as Designer-in-Residence, with the university rank of lecturer, assistant, or associate professor, depending on education and experience level. This is a 9-month, non-tenure eligible position with eligibility for promotion to associate and/or full professor. As part of a year-round program, during the summer, the position will pay 3/9ths of the base salary for work over the three months: program leadership, teaching two courses, engaging in dissertation advising (if applicable), recruitment, program development, and school/university service.
Masters or Doctoral degree in a field related to learning sciences, learning design, learning technologies, curriculum design, or related area
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a caring and rigorous educational environment
Demonstrated ability to collaboratively engage with colleagues in innovative program development and teaching
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and working with students from multicultural communities
Demonstrated commitment to personal development and growth in ones own teaching and practice
Demonstrated excellence in applied scholarly research or evidence-based practice
Demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with schools, community groups, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate to the position
Demonstrated successful hybrid or online teaching experience
Demonstrated success as a practitioner doing cutting-edge curriculum or training design work
Special Instructions: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we will begin reviewing applications after June 30, 2019. The start date for the position is negotiable.Please upload the following: A letter of interest explaining o How minimum and preferred qualifications are met o Relevant experiences that have prepared you to lead this type of program o How you prepare students to work in diverse communities and/or communities with equity challenges o Description of teaching approach Curriculum Vitae List of Professional References
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.