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Professor Jobs at Widener University, United States

Professor Jobs at Widener University, United States

Country: USA
City: Chester, Pennsylvania
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Professor Jobs at Widener University, Pennsylvania, United States

Position: Associate Professor- Tenure Track and Director, Center for Human Sexuality Studies


The position holder will be doing the following duties

  • Serve as organizational leader of the unit, including leading faculty development opportunities for all faculty, promoting inter-disciplinary connections amongst faculty, and cultivating an environment for innovation and creative pedagogy.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the programs in the unit, working in partnership with individual graduate program directors and the Associate Dean/Dean.
  • Mentor faculty development in terms of scholarship, teaching, and service, and also managing the Promotion, Tenure, and Academic Freedom process for tenure-track education faculty.
  • Coordinate the recruitment and search processes for faculty and adjunct faculty in the unit.
  • In collaboration with other academic departments, facilitate, encourage and guide all curriculum development, revision and approval in the Center.
  • Facilitate the work of the unit to develop grant proposals to corporations, foundations, and government agencies; collaborate on research-based and community-based initiatives with faculty.
  • Cultivate external relations with relevant agencies, colleges, and universities, non-profit organizations, alumni, foundations, etc.
  • Oversight and strategic management of goals, processes, systems, and programs to enhance student admissions, enrollment, retention, and persistence to degree.
  • Develop a strategy to grow the quantity, quality, strategic impact, and diversity of student enrollment.
  • Collaborate with offices/departments such as Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, and others to provide an integrated experience that helps graduate students successfully complete their program.
  • Develop and direct entrepreneurial programs such as professional development offerings as well as continuing education, distance learning and nontraditional formats for degree completion.


  • Teach graduate courses on campus, online or via hybrid formats (when requested) in area of expertise, carrying a load similar to others that hold faculty and administrative responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and student assessment; use faculty development opportunities and teacher effectiveness tools to improve teaching.
  • Supervise students on special projects, practicum, and dissertation (including the chair or member of the committee).
  • Maintain currency in the academic discipline through continuing study, research, and/or participation in professional activities. Also, engage in scholarly work related to the area of interest on a regular basis and as required by expectations of the program and Center (As referenced in the Center Guidelines for Tenure Track Faculty).
  • Pursue an active research agenda, resulting in contributions and dissemination through research, presentations and/or publications.
  • Furthermore, participate in relevant service responsibilities as a member or chairperson of committees/task forces at the Center, School, and/or University level.

Minimum requirements

The ideal candidate must have the following things to qualify for the post

  • A doctoral degree (Ph.D., EdD, etc.) in human sexuality or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience, qualifications, and record of teaching excellence and scholarship for faculty appointment at the Associate Professor rank.  However, candidates with experience mentoring doctoral students and with technology in instruction (including Web-based or hybrid instruction) are preferred.
  • Higher education administrative experience at the department or college level.
  • Experience with higher education in recruitment and retention of students, curriculum development, and fiscal management of resources.
  • Higher education personnel and/or faculty mentoring experience as well as strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with curriculum development and assessment processes.  Similarly, a strong record of research and publication in one or more areas of expertise.
  • Demonstration of collaborative experiences with colleagues in their profession and workplace.

Widener University is a private university in Chester, Pennsylvania. Altogether, the university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg and Exton) and one in Wilmington, Delaware.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline31 December,2019
Company NameWidener University
CityChester, Pennsylvania



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