Clinical Assistant Professor (Job Id: 40865)

  • University of Louisville
  • Louisville, KY
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

  Job ID: 40865

Location: Leadership, Found & HR ED

Position Description

The Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, & Organizational Development in the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development is seeking a full-time, 12-month, clinical faculty professor (non-tenure track).

Primary duties include teaching in the higher education program, executive programs, and professional development workshops. The instruction includes educating instructors and professors of military science of ROTC programs and other partnership offerings. The higher education program offers courses in-person, online, hybrid, and an executive format.  Also, the military-based programs are offered in a focused, executive format with daily, all-day course meetings throughout the year and online clinical/coaching courses.

Topical expertise must include two or more of the following areas: learning sciences, instructional strategies, curriculum, teaching and learning, college student development, workforce training and development. In addition, the candidate must have a solid understanding about administrative practice within higher education. During the academic year, clinical faculty will also engage in team-designed curriculum development and student learning outcome assessments.

The position includes some teaching responsibility on-site at Fort Knox as well as online courses. Some course design materials (e.g., PowerPoint slides, assessment activities, videos, handouts) will be jointly constructed with a team of academics.

Given a program emphasis on adult-learning and teaching strategies, applicants must have demonstrated effective teaching abilities. An ideal candidate will be able to work within prepared curriculum guidelines, craft courses unique to the various program offerings, and adapt to meet individual needs for students.

Faculty will teach assigned courses; facilitate class in accordance with theories of adult-learning; assess student progress and assignments; assign final grades; participate in departmental meetings; collaborate with fellow program staff and faculty in addressing student and program needs; help develop academic-year clinical experiences for students; mentor students and provide regular feedback; provide assistance and advising to students; participate in and, at times, lead professional development workshops; engage in faculty governance and service committees; serve on dissertation committees; test and evaluate instructional materials and prototypes as part of the department's new learning laboratory; and utilize online teaching tools, such as BlackBoard and Foliotek.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success or the potential for success in teaching in the classroom and online courses in the field of higher education, particularly with periodic all-day sessions
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity, social justice, diversity, and students from diverse communities and backgrounds
  • Expertise in learning, instruction, and learner development along with solid understanding about administrative practice within higher education
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully supporting and mentoring students
  • Experience drawing on evidence-based practices to shape decision-making  
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with partners and other faculty, students, and staff
  • Ability to teach working adults and/or military populations
  • Openness and capable of learning and adapting to new environment
  • Ability to work within prepared curriculum guidelines but agile enough to craft courses so they are unique to the various program offerings and meet individual needs for students
  • Doctoral degree in Higher Education or a closely related field .

The program is part of the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, & Organizational Development, which includes 28 full-time faculty members and offers an array of programs in P-12 Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Program Evaluation, and Organizational Leadership and Learning, Healthcare Leadership & Health Professions Education, Career & Technical Education, and Human Resources & Organizational Development. 

Within the Department, a research and programming unit known as the Study of Knowledge Initiatives for Learning, Leadership, and Success (SKILLS) Collaborative. The SKILLS Collaborative consists of 10 faculty members and 8 full-time staff with over $8 million of funded projects. Placing a focus on military professional education, the SKILLS Collaborative examines or tests workforce development initiatives by drawing on competency-based education, work-based learning, technology, career and professional education fields, and higher education law and policy. This position supports a joint effort between the SKILLS Collaborative at the University of Louisville and the U.S. Army to support the Master Educator Course and the Advanced Instructor Course; these two initiatives, which focus on teaching and learning in higher education settings, account for nearly 20% of the work produced by the SKILLS Collaborative.

SALARY: Competitive, based upon qualifications and experience

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: While teaching on-site at Fort Knox, clinical faculty for this program may participate in optional nightly accommodations on or near post during the duration of the courses; reimbursement for travel to Ft. Knox/Louisville area; and meal stipends for days staying overnight on post (if meals are not provided).

APPOINTMENT: July 2021 (or earlier)


Review of applications will begin immediately.  We will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application form.  Applicants must submit a combined file in PDF format: 1) your curriculum vita, 2) a letter of interest explaining how the minimum and preferred qualifications are met, 3) names and contact information of four references, and 4) evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course evaluations, recording of teaching demonstration).

Inquiries may be directed to Drs. Meghan Pifer or Jessica Buckley, the Higher Education Search Co-Chairs, with subject heading "Clinical Assistant Professor Search".

Please see Faculty/Administrator and Note for further instructions on How To Apply

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.


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