Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Updated: about 23 hours ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description Summary

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for an assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at our university campus in Saint Leo, Florida. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required.
The Department is home to three majors (Contemporary Studies, Medical Humanities, and Veteran Studies) and several minors, including Philosophy, Women and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies. Our faculty prides itself on the collegial, collaborative, and active engagement we demonstrate with each other, our students, and in programs and initiatives across the university and in the community. The result of this positive culture is the creation of innovative classes and programs. Our most recent achievement is the launch of the first Bachelors in Veterans Studies in the nation.
Candidates for this position must be deeply interdisciplinary in their outlook and teaching, flexible, and possess a strong background and experience related to Medical Humanities or to Veteran Studies, in addition to their primary area of study. Topics covered in these areas often have to do with leadership, diversity, transition, trauma, and health. As our classes are delivered in a variety of modalities to a diverse student body, candidates must have experience using and devising innovative pedagogy that creates rich, equitable learning environments We encourage veterans to apply to this position. Spanish language fluency is desirable, but not required.
Candidates should have a passion for undergraduate teaching and employ a wide variety of pedagogical strategies to meet the diverse needs of a campus population that includes many first-generation, military, international, underrepresented, and other non-traditional students. While most of the teaching for this position will be in a traditional classroom setting, there are opportunities to deliver courses online as well. Experience designing online courses is a plus.
Faculty appointment is for nine (9) months with a normal teaching load of 12 credit hours per and will be focused on classes in our majors, minors, and in our University Explorations general education curriculum. Enthusiasm for program and course design, particularly with an emphasis on interdisciplinary study and inclusivity, is a significant asset.


Job Description

Duties and Tasks:

The successful candidate will teach and advise students, engage in continued professional development and scholarship, and provide sustained service to the department, college, university, and community.

  • Teach undergraduate classes in the University Explorations and in our majors and minors
  • Develop and improve curriculum
  • Develop and maintain online undergraduate courses
  • Teach traditional and non-traditional age students
  • Teach in variety of modalities, including on-ground, online, and blended
  • Stay current in his/her field through scholarship, certifications, and/or professional development
  • Advise students
  • Actively support program recruiting, outreach, and retention efforts
  • Participate in assessment and accreditation efforts
  • Support Departmental and College of Arts and Sciences initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson and/or Dean

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

            Knowledge:

  • A terminal degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution with credentials to teach courses at the undergraduate level per accreditation guidelines is required.
  • A growing record of scholarship in related discipline.
  • An expertise in Medical Humanities and/or Veteran Studies is preferred.

Skills:

  • Implement active learning strategies
  • Effectively use of teaching technologies
  • Facility with online learning management systems.
  • Engage the local community and establish working relationships to benefit our students and curriculum
  • Undertake community service in keeping with the University’s Benedictine values
  • Online course creation
  • Traditional and digital outreach methods

Abilities:

  • Effective communication
  • Exceptional teaching
  • Respectfully interact and effectively collaborate with a diverse student and colleague community
  • Willingness to take initiative and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Model Saint Leo University’s core values of excellence, community, respect, personal development, responsible stewardship, and integrity.
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork
  • Spanish language facility is desirable.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to your curriculum vitae, the following documents are required for consideration. Please be sure to check the email under which you applied for important instructions on completing the remaining steps, including uploading documents in the second step of the application packet process as follows:

  • Cover Letter
  • Values Statement  - (500 words or less), should highlight how your philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University.  Please include how your administrative practice fit if applying for a faculty administrative position.  The University Mission Statement and Values are available on the Saint Leo website under “about Saint Leo ”.
  • Teaching Philosophy  - (500 words or less), should highlight how your teaching philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – All letters of recommendation should be professional references and at least one (1) from a recent superior. If you do not have those documents at the time of application, please upload a text or word document stating, "Recommendations will be sent independently."  Recommendation letters can be mailed to Academic Affairs at the address stated below
  • Student Evaluations (six classes minimum) – Student evaluations from the last year (at least six classes, an even mix of graduate and undergraduate).
  • Teaching Certifications and Evidence – Teaching assignments specifically in the Education discipline require the following additional documents must be included and uploaded with your all-includes document file. (Education specific disciplines only – for other disciplines please upload a word document that states, “N/A does not apply).
    • Teaching Certificate
    • Evidence of clinical educator training
    • Evidence of 60 hours of ESOL training

Transcripts:

All official transcripts must be requested from the universities and/or colleagues attended and/or certified transcript evaluations/translations from World Education Services (WES) to be sent to the attention of Veronica Mantegna by email to faculty.transcripts@saintleo.edu  or hardcopy to the following address:

 

 

ATTN: VERONICA MANTEGNA

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS – MC 2006

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY

PO BOX 6665

SAINT LEO, FLORIDA 33574

Full-time faculty positions are pending final budget approval prior to the start of the academic year

ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

NOTICE:


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.  Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here:  Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world.  Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance 

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period



Job Description Summary

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for an assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at our university campus in Saint Leo, Florida. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required.
The Department is home to three majors (Contemporary Studies, Medical Humanities, and Veteran Studies) and several minors, including Philosophy, Women and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies. Our faculty prides itself on the collegial, collaborative, and active engagement we demonstrate with each other, our students, and in programs and initiatives across the university and in the community. The result of this positive culture is the creation of innovative classes and programs. Our most recent achievement is the launch of the first Bachelors in Veterans Studies in the nation.
Candidates for this position must be deeply interdisciplinary in their outlook and teaching, flexible, and possess a strong background and experience related to Medical Humanities or to Veteran Studies, in addition to their primary area of study. Topics covered in these areas often have to do with leadership, diversity, transition, trauma, and health. As our classes are delivered in a variety of modalities to a diverse student body, candidates must have experience using and devising innovative pedagogy that creates rich, equitable learning environments We encourage veterans to apply to this position. Spanish language fluency is desirable, but not required.
Candidates should have a passion for undergraduate teaching and employ a wide variety of pedagogical strategies to meet the diverse needs of a campus population that includes many first-generation, military, international, underrepresented, and other non-traditional students. While most of the teaching for this position will be in a traditional classroom setting, there are opportunities to deliver courses online as well. Experience designing online courses is a plus.
Faculty appointment is for nine (9) months with a normal teaching load of 12 credit hours per and will be focused on classes in our majors, minors, and in our University Explorations general education curriculum. Enthusiasm for program and course design, particularly with an emphasis on interdisciplinary study and inclusivity, is a significant asset.


Job Description

Duties and Tasks:

The successful candidate will teach and advise students, engage in continued professional development and scholarship, and provide sustained service to the department, college, university, and community.

  • Teach undergraduate classes in the University Explorations and in our majors and minors
  • Develop and improve curriculum
  • Develop and maintain online undergraduate courses
  • Teach traditional and non-traditional age students
  • Teach in variety of modalities, including on-ground, online, and blended
  • Stay current in his/her field through scholarship, certifications, and/or professional development
  • Advise students
  • Actively support program recruiting, outreach, and retention efforts
  • Participate in assessment and accreditation efforts
  • Support Departmental and College of Arts and Sciences initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson and/or Dean

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

            Knowledge:

  • A terminal degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution with credentials to teach courses at the undergraduate level per accreditation guidelines is required.
  • A growing record of scholarship in related discipline.
  • An expertise in Medical Humanities and/or Veteran Studies is preferred.

Skills:

  • Implement active learning strategies
  • Effectively use of teaching technologies
  • Facility with online learning management systems.
  • Engage the local community and establish working relationships to benefit our students and curriculum
  • Undertake community service in keeping with the University’s Benedictine values
  • Online course creation
  • Traditional and digital outreach methods

Abilities:

  • Effective communication
  • Exceptional teaching
  • Respectfully interact and effectively collaborate with a diverse student and colleague community
  • Willingness to take initiative and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Model Saint Leo University’s core values of excellence, community, respect, personal development, responsible stewardship, and integrity.
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork
  • Spanish language facility is desirable.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to your curriculum vitae, the following documents are required for consideration. Please be sure to check the email under which you applied for important instructions on completing the remaining steps, including uploading documents in the second step of the application packet process as follows:

  • Cover Letter
  • Values Statement  - (500 words or less), should highlight how your philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University.  Please include how your administrative practice fit if applying for a faculty administrative position.  The University Mission Statement and Values are available on the Saint Leo website under “about Saint Leo ”.
  • Teaching Philosophy  - (500 words or less), should highlight how your teaching philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – All letters of recommendation should be professional references and at least one (1) from a recent superior. If you do not have those documents at the time of application, please upload a text or word document stating, "Recommendations will be sent independently."  Recommendation letters can be mailed to Academic Affairs at the address stated below
  • Student Evaluations (six classes minimum) – Student evaluations from the last year (at least six classes, an even mix of graduate and undergraduate).
  • Teaching Certifications and Evidence – Teaching assignments specifically in the Education discipline require the following additional documents must be included and uploaded with your all-includes document file. (Education specific disciplines only – for other disciplines please upload a word document that states, “N/A does not apply).
    • Teaching Certificate
    • Evidence of clinical educator training
    • Evidence of 60 hours of ESOL training

Transcripts:

All official transcripts must be requested from the universities and/or colleagues attended and/or certified transcript evaluations/translations from World Education Services (WES) to be sent to the attention of Veronica Mantegna by email to faculty.transcripts@saintleo.edu  or hardcopy to the following address:

 

 

ATTN: VERONICA MANTEGNA

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS – MC 2006

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY

PO BOX 6665

SAINT LEO, FLORIDA 33574

Full-time faculty positions are pending final budget approval prior to the start of the academic year

ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

NOTICE:


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.  Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here:  Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world.  Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance 

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period


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