Faculty Opportunities

updated April 1, 2014

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College of Arts & Sciences
Adjunct instructor of Film, Television & Media Arts

Dolan School of Business

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
Assistant Professor, English Education & Director, Connecticut Writing Project
Assistant Professor of Special Education, tenure-track

School of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


School of Nursing
Adjunct Nursing Faculty Positions
Tenure Track Nursing Faculty Positions

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College of Arts & Sciences

Adjunct instructor of Film, Television & Media Arts

Fairfield University seeks to hire a part-time adjunct instructor to teach Digital Motion Graphics for fall 2014. Expertise in Adobe After Effects is required. Master's degree is preferred although significant professional experience will suffice. College-level teaching experience is also preferred. Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae or resume, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabus (if available), and a web link to view professional work to:

Mark Scalese, SJ
Director, Film, Television & Media Arts Program
Fairfield University
1073 N. Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

e-mail: mscalese@fairfield.edu

Please submit application materials by May 1, 2014.

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824


Dolan School of Business

No positions currently available.


Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

Assistant Professor, English Education & Director, Connecticut Writing Project

The Department of Educational Studies & Teacher Preparation at Fairfield University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English Education and Director of the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield (CWP), beginning September 2014.

The successful candidate will teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in English and English Education. With its commitment to preparing teachers to engage in education for social justice, the Department of Educational Studies & Teacher Preparation offers theoretically informed and experientially rich curricula for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing Connecticut initial certification and advanced professional study through Master's and advanced degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, TESOL/Bilingual Education, and Teaching and Foundations. In the English Department, programs in literary studies, creative writing, professional writing, and journalism complement the teacher preparation program and provide students with a broad understanding, deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

The candidate will also serve as Director of the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, a professional development program and site of the National Writing Project, serving teachers, schools, and students throughout southern Connecticut. Since 1985, CWP/Fairfield has partnered with urban and suburban school districts in its efforts to strengthen academic and public literacy. The Director serves as the main public representative, advocate and recruiter for the Project. S/he is responsible for the design and quality of CWP/Fairfield programs: monitoring programs, managing projects, and evaluating outcomes. S/he also oversees the annual CWP/Fairfield budget.

Required qualifications: PhD or EdD in literacy or a related area, such as composition, English education, or reading; K-12 classroom teaching experience; and experience leading a National Writing Project site.  Higher education teaching experience, successful grant-writing experience, and work with diverse populations, in both urban and suburban schools, preferred.

Responsibilities include: Teaching the equivalent of a 3/3 teaching load (which will include administrative duties associated with directing the CWP); developing and maintaining an ongoing research agenda; advising undergraduate and graduate students; collaborating with other departments in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions and across the university; and providing service to the department, school, University, and profession. The Director of CWP/Fairfield is responsible for the day-to-day operations of and the strategic planning for CWP/Fairfield, including: serving as a liaison to the National Writing Project; maintaining communication with CWP/Fairfield partners and stakeholders; recruiting for and leading the professional development of CWP/Fairfield teacher consultants; overseeing the annual 4-week Summer Institute for Teachers in July; coordinating school-based professional development agreements; working with the University Grant Office to prepare required grant proposals; completing NWP and other program evaluations, reports, and budgets; and overseeing the summer Young Writers Institute.

The salary range is competitive. Appointment will be effective September 1, 2014.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Currently, there is a strong internal candidate who will be applying for the position. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript(s), three letters of reference and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two additional references to:

Dr. Emily Smith
Department of Educational Studies & Teacher Preparation
Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
Fairfield University
North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution located in America's "academic corridor," is only one hour from New York City and three hours from Boston.  The university's 220 acre campus is situated on Long Island Sound and serves approximately 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students enrolled in five distinct schools.

 

Assistant Professor of Special Education, tenure-track

The Department of Psychological and Educational Consultation in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special Education for September 2014.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching three courses in special education each semester
  • Advising and supervising students
  • Pursuing an clearly articulated research and publication agenda
  • Collaborating with faculty in various program areas
  • Keeping abreast of the state requirements for certification and cross endorsements
  • Collecting, reviewing and analyzing program data for NCATE/CAEP accreditation
  • Contributing to curriculum development
  • Providing service to the program, department, the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, the University, and the community at large

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Special Education preferred. Doctorate in a closely related field will be considered, as will ABD.
  • Potential for productive peer-reviewed scholarship
  • Exposure to a diverse population of learners
  • Three years teaching experience as a certified special educator with a special education population
  • Experience designing/differentiating curricula and teaching methods for students with special needs
  • Diagnostic experience in designing and implementing individual education plans as part of a team
  • Commitment to integrating multiculturalism and technology into the curriculum

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience teaching and/or background with low incidence populations, especially intellectual disabilities, ASD, and/or language and literacy
  • Experience supervising special education student teachers
  • Experience with augmentative communication and assistive technologies
  • History of collaborative work with schools and/or community agencies
  • Interest in procuring grant funding
  • Evidence of leadership activities in the profession
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in higher education

Fairfield University, an independent Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university, located in America's academic corridor, is only one hour from New York City and three hours from Boston. The University's 200-acre campus is situated on Long Island Sound and serves approximately 4200 full-time and 1300 graduate students. The salary range is competitive, with the opportunity to teach in the summer sessions for additional remuneration.

Review of applicants will begin January 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript(s) showing the highest degree earned, three letters of reference and the names, addresses and telephone number of two additional references to:

Dr. Paula Gill Lopez, Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Psychological and Educational Consultation
Fairfield University
Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
1073 N. Benson Road - Canisius 102
Fairfield, CT 06824-5105


School of Engineering

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

The School of Engineering at Fairfield University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Electrical Engineering.

Primary responsibilities for the position include: Developing and maintaining a nationally recognized research program; publishing in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings; obtaining sponsored funding in support of research programs; teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in electrical engineering and computer engineering (depending on expertise of applicant); advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; serving the profession through involvement in professional societies and engaging as an active member of the University community.

Required qualifications: Doctoral degree in a relevant area of electrical engineering must be completed by the time of appointment; evidence of research/scholarship; ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research or scholarship and to identify potential funding sources to support such research; some level of teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Applicants must apply online to Dr. Bruce W. Berdanier, Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering bberdanier@fairfield.edu. Application materials should include a cover letter, a full CV including a list of publications and presentations, a statement/plan of research interest, a statement/plan of teaching interest, and the names of five references that the Search Committee may contact at its discretion. The review of candidates will begin in December and the position will remain open until filled.

Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is an independent Jesuit comprehensive university of approximately 5,000 students with an active and pluralistic faculty, and is located on the Connecticut coast about an hour from New York City and thirty minutes from New Haven. Salary, benefits, and faculty development resources are highly competitive. Fairfield is an EO/AA employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from persons of color, veterans and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. More information is located at www.fairfield.edu/soe.

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The School of Engineering at Fairfield University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Mechanical Engineering.

Primary responsibilities for the position include: Developing and maintaining a nationally recognized experimental research program; publishing in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings; obtaining sponsored funding in support of research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in mechanical engineering (including topics such as material science, finite element analysis, machine design, manufacturing and robotics); advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; serving the profession through involvement in professional societies and engaging as an active member of the University community.

Required qualifications: Doctoral degree in a relevant area of mechanical engineering must be completed by the time of appointment; evidence of research/scholarship; ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research or scholarship and to identify potential funding sources to support such research; some level of teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Applicants must apply online to Dr. Bruce W. Berdanier, Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering bberdanier@fairfield.edu. Application materials should include a cover letter, a full CV including a list of publications and presentations, a statement/plan of research interest, a statement/plan of teaching interest, and the names of five references that the Search Committee may contact at its discretion. The review of candidates will begin in December and the position will remain open until filled.

Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is an independent Jesuit comprehensive university of approximately 5,000 students with an active and pluralistic faculty, and is located on the Connecticut coast about an hour from New York City and thirty minutes from New Haven. Salary, benefits, and faculty development resources are highly competitive. Fairfield is an EO/AA employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from persons of color, veterans and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. More information is located at www.fairfield.edu/soe.

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824


School of Nursing

Tenure Track Nursing Faculty Positions

Fairfield University, School of Nursing, invites applications for full-time tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels for the Fall 2014 semester. The School of Nursing offers Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited baccalaureate and graduate degrees in nursing, with specialization in nurse anesthesia, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse leader, and healthcare management. The graduate program began admitting students to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in fall 2010.

Responsibilities:

Scope of responsibility includes teaching, scholarship and service at the undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants should be prepared to teach various day and evening courses.

Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in nursing or related field
  • Eligibility for Connecticut RN and/or APRN licensure
  • Demonstrated record of research scholarship

Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is an independent Jesuit comprehensive university with an active, collegial, and pluralistic faculty. We are located on the Connecticut coast about an hour from New York City and thirty minutes from New Haven. Salary, benefits, and faculty development resources are highly competitive. Fairfield is an EO/AA employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. More information is available at www.fairfield.edu.

Candidates should send a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae to: Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean, Fairfield University School of Nursing, 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield CT 06824; mkazer@fairfield.edu

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824

Adjunct Nursing Faculty Positions

Fairfield University, School of Nursing, invites applications for adjunct faculty.  The School of Nursing offers Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited baccalaureate and graduate degrees in nursing, with specialization in nurse anesthesia, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse leader, and healthcare management. The graduate program began admitting students to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in fall 2010.

Responsibilities:

Scope of responsibility includes teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Qualifications:

  • A master's in nursing or related field
  • Eligibility for Connecticut RN and/or APRN licensure

Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is an independent Jesuit comprehensive university with an active, collegial, and pluralistic faculty. We are located on the Connecticut coast about an hour from New York City and thirty minutes from New Haven. Salary, benefits, and faculty development resources are highly competitive. Fairfield is an EO/AA employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. More information is available at www.fairfield.edu.

Candidates should send a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae to: Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean, Fairfield University School of Nursing, 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield CT 06824; mkazer@fairfield.edu

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, Jesuits and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.


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