Anticipated Twelve-Month Lecturer Positions 2020-2021
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate majors, 60-plus graduate options and six doctoral degree programs. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey – Kean Ocean and Jefferson Township, New Jersey – Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.
A Lecturer is a full-time employee who teaches 39 credits per year and provides student and learning support services over a twelve-month period, extending after graduation and continuing to the beginning of the school year. The Lecturer holds a strong commitment to teaching; maintains office hours; actively participates in the university community; provides Student Academic Support (SAS) including advisement, retention, recruitment and other as needed and directed academic student support activities; and does related work as required. This is a non-tenure track position that may be renewed on an annual basis. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations. All Lecturers may be required to teach General Education courses. Positions are effective for the fall 2020 semester.
College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
Biological Sciences – to teach within the initial sequence of courses General Biology I & II and perform laboratory duties, ensuring quality preparation of equipment, materials and setup for teaching laboratories. The Lecturer will maintain cultures and availability of lab materials that must be prepared in house via molecular techniques and will be the primary lab technician for the following courses: Molecular Genetics; Cell Physiology; Genetics; Immunology; Tissue Culture; and General Biology; but other courses may be assigned when needed. Master's degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.
Contact: Dr. Brian Teasdale, Associate Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Computer Science
Computer Science (Two Positions) - to teach undergraduate courses in programming (Java), cybersecurity, health information technology, architecture and distributed systems. Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Candidates with industry and teaching experience and expertise in cybersecurity, algorithms, healthcare technology and/or augmented reality are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Dr. Patricia Morreale, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
College of Business and Public Management
School of Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Criminal Justice - to teach undergraduate classes in Criminal Justice and a variety of related subject matter. Courses will be taught online and at Kean Skylands. Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Preference will be given to candidates with online teaching experience.
Contact: Dr. James Drylie, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Liberal Arts
School of Fine & Performing Arts
Theatre (Part-time Lecturer) – to teach and participate as a designer and/or mentor to student designers and technicians for the 4-show production season and advise 1-2 student-produced productions. Participation in developing curriculum, recruiting, committee work, planning and assessment, academic advising, student design or technology mentorship and portfolio development is required. The Lecturer will be working with undergraduate lab students on a daily basis in a hands-on production environment to implement stage designs. Master’s degree in Theatre Design and Technology or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. MFA and evidence of professional work is preferred. Candidate must be knowledgeable about current methodologies in design and production. Areas of expertise should include two or more of the following: lighting design and technology, sound design, video and projection design and stage or production management. Knowledge of health and safety practices is essential. Evening and weekend work is expected. This position is half-time (17.5 hours weekly/19.5 credits annually).
Contact: Professor Holly Logue, at email@example.com.
School of Psychology
Psychology - to teach courses in support of undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology at the Union campus. Ability to teach courses in support of the Forensic Psychology program is preferred. Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Doctorate degree in Psychology and a minimum of two years of teaching experience in a college environment is preferred.
Contact: Dr. Verneda P. Hamm Baugh, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Social Sciences
Sociology – to teach Sociology courses. Primary areas of expertise include Statistics, Methods of Social Research, Data Analysis and Management. Secondary areas of expertise include Social Theory, Globalization and Social Movements. Master’s degree in Sociology or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Doctorate degree is preferred.
Contact: Dr. Vicky Cannon, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
College of Education
School of Curriculum and Teaching
K-6/5-8 (Content Area), Bilingual Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) – the Lecturer will teach and have the ability to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to teach in Bilingual, TESL and TSD settings at the elementary and middle school levels, including skills necessary for acquiring English: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The successful candidate will have a clear record of expertise in a K-6/5-8 Content Area, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and/or Bilingual Education and/or Teaching Students with Disabilities (TSD) and expertise in Bilingual and TESL related methodology, as well as TSD methods. Master’s degree in a related field; New Jersey certification as a K-6/5-8 Content Specialist, TESL or Bilingual Teacher or the equivalent; and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Doctorate degree and a TSD endorsement is preferred. Knowledge of and experience with ACEI, CEC, TESL, ACTFL and CAEP is desirable. Candidate should have evidence of public school teaching in Bilingual and/or TESL settings, with experience in TSD settings preferred; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level (e.g. course evaluations, teaching portfolio); and familiarity with current trends in pedagogy and program development.
Contact: Dr. Gail Verdi, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Special Education and Literacy
Special Education – to teach Verified Course Sequence (VCS) sections in the Graduate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Programs and undergraduate Special Education courses at the Union campus. Master’s degree in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology or a related field; BCBA or BCBA-D in good standing; and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in teaching learners with autism using procedures based on the principles of ABA.
Contact: Dr. Randi Sarokoff, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Michael Graves College
Robert Busch School of Design
Interior Design – to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses within the professional interior design program, with a specialty in sustainable materials and construction techniques. Additional skills such as expertise in 3D representation and technologies, occupant experience, and/or furniture history are a plus. Candidate will teach at the Union campus and non-teaching hours will be devoted to advising and providing other support services to students, primarily career mentorship and placement. The ideal candidate will contribute intellectually to this professional program by participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development and actively engaging in professional organizations. Master’s degree in Interior Design or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Equivalent professional experience may be considered as determined by the University. Candidates with a minimum of two years of previous teaching experience at the college level or three years of professional business practice are preferred. NCIDQ certification is also preferred, along with a proven record of award-winning professional work and/or academic scholarship.
Contact: Mr. David Mohney, Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM)
Mathematics, Programming and Statistics - to teach and provide student and learning support services in a vibrant teaching and research environment dedicated to preparing a new generation of innovators for successful careers as professional scientists, physicians and educators. Teaching includes lecture and lab courses that are part of the integrated core curriculum for all students in the STEM program. The Lecturer may also lead a research stream as part of the Research First Initiative and oversee independent research projects for undergraduate and graduate students. Knowledge of curriculum development and research practice and scientific methodology is required. Master’s degree in Mathematics or a related STEM field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Ph.D. and experience in teaching first and second year undergraduate students is preferred.
Contact: Ms. Marianne Gass, Assistant to the Dean, at email@example.com.
Nathan Weiss Graduate College
Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy – to teach in the entry-level master's and entry-level doctoral programs. Position includes teaching general OT content and research related courses in the curriculum. Lecturers will also be involved in mentoring student research projects. Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or a related field; licensed or eligibility for licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of NJ; and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Doctorate degree in a related field or OTD and a minimum of three years of relevant clinical experience is preferred.
Contact: Dr. Mariann Moran, Search Committee Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Apply to the identified contact at the email address above. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. Comprehensive benefits program included. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.
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