Job Details

Adams State University
  • Position Number: 4996589
  • Location: Alamosa, CO
  • Position Type: Administrative Vice Presidents

Position Summary:
Adams State University is a state-supported, regional comprehensive university located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado and the city of Alamosa. As the state's premier Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), over 50 percent of its undergraduate students represent
racially diverse backgrounds. A high percentage of undergraduate students are first-generation and Pell eligible. The university offers undergraduate programs in the arts and humanities, physical and natural sciences, social sciences, kinesiology, fine arts, business, and nursing, and specializes in educator preparation in several disciplines. Adams State also offers graduate degrees in cultural resource management, public administration, music education, kinesiology, higher education administration and leadership, history, business (MBA), and educator programs, including counselor education; the university also has a doctoral (PhD) program in counselor education. The university has an active athletic program. The Adams State Grizzlies athletic teams compete under the auspices of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).

The institution is committed to increasing the diversity of its professional staff and is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that augment the perspectives of our current faculty and staff. We are working to diversify our faculty and staff and especially
encourage applications from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other historically-underrepresented populations. We will give particular consideration to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings; persons who possess varied language
skills, a record of successful experience in engaging diverse communities/student populations; and job seekers who can contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, service, and scholarship.
The successful candidate will join a campus that is dedicated to inclusive excellence and acknowledges Adams State's purpose to foster the educational goals of its students and the well-being of the surrounding community.

About Us- Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

Position Summary:

The School is looking for individuals committed to multicultural education and equity pedagogy with experience teaching in the P-12 setting. The candidate will teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate education courses for students seeking licensure in Elementary, Secondary and/or K-12 Education; supervise students in field experience placements; serve in various leadership roles and committees within the School, university and community; apply technology to curriculum and instruction in the teaching and learning process; maintain positive collaboration with local public schools; and maintain involvement in scholarly endeavors and activities. A background in mathematics in elementary education, culturally/linguistically diverse education and
special education is required, along with the knowledge and ability to engage in programmatic assessment as it pertains to student learning and program goals and perform other duties as required or assigned. Some travel, evening, weekend, and online course delivery required. Hard work, cultural sensitivity,
initiative, flexibility, commitment to authentic professional interaction and a sense of humor are also valued.

Anticipated Start Date: August 12, 2024

Mission of the Department/School of Education

The School of Education at Adams State University is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the cultivation of educational Leaders who embrace diversity, facilitate change, and contribute to the learning and inclusion of all students, particularly in rural regions. Based upon the model of the professional educator as a reflective decision-maker, the school prepares:

Educational leader who actively participate in school improvement, applying the skills necessary to facilitate school reform while fostering collaboration and cooperation amongst multiple stakeholders
Competent professionals who seek out and manage resources to support instruction, engage in constructive discourse on a wide range of educational issues, understand and implement state standards, and model best practices
Culturally responsive teachers who facilitate learning for all students

Content and Pedagogical preparation include:
A liberal arts education and content area knowledge in the area of licensure
Application of evidence-based theories and strategies of learning and instruction to classroom practice, including:
Literacy
Colorado content standards-based curriculum
Instructional management
formal and informal assessment practices
Instructional strategies that address a wide range of learning styles, including effective strategies for linguistically and culturally diverse students
The School of Education is authorized by the Colorado State Board of Education to provide licensure and endorsement programs. All MA degree-seeking candidates must complete a capstone project to meet the requirements for the degree.

We recognize that women and people of color are often less likely to apply to a position if they don't match 100% of the job qualifications. Don't let that be the reason you miss out on this opportunity! We encourage you to apply if you can demonstrate many of these skills and competencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, from an accredited institution
A strong focus on teaching
A demonstrates knowledge of, sensitivity to, and ability to work effectively with, the educational needs of individuals and groups with a diverse range of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity of Adams State University's student population, including students with different abilities (e.g. physical and or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded, inclusive practices within the classroom
A demonstrated commitment to honesty, efficacy, and collaboration
Experience in elementary education with an emphasis in mathematics, special education, and/or culturally/linguistically diverse education
Currency in the field documented by at least 3 years experience as a credentialed PK-12 teacher
Currency in higher education demonstrated by experience in teacher preparation at undergraduate and graduate levels
Quality instructional delivery that is engaging, diverse, and addresses multiple learning styles as reflected in positive course evaluations
Experience working with and advocating for diverse and underrepresented student populations and a desire to serve in rural areas
Participation in professional organizations
Record of commitment to community engagement activities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong leadership capabilities, including a demonstrated commitment to integrity and fairness  Knowledge of current pedagogy and significant skill in teaching in an online environment  Ability to develop and foster relationships with high school counselors, community college advisors, and college-prep advisors
Ability to treat others with respect, civility, and courtesy and to work honestly, effectively, and collegially with employees, students, and the community. This includes the ability to use appropriate conflict management skills to effectively manage any disagreement that might arise or to bring the disagreement to management for assistance in productive resolution when the situation requires
Demonstrated initiative in seeking new partners and opportunities for recruitment
Experience professionally managing social media accounts
Ability to work flexible hours
Ability to perform with diplomacy, confidentiality and professionalism
Ability to perform outlined job descriptions

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability or experience working with historically under-served and/or underrepresented populations, and first-generation college students
Ability or experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underrepresented students, including students of color
Commitment to professional development, scholarship, and service to the university and community
Demonstrated self-awareness of one's own cultural beliefs, perspectives, and privileges as a part of one's orientation towards teaching
Demonstrated decision-making that is informed by research, data, and theory and that leverages students' unique cultures, experiences, and background as strengths
Current teaching and/or administrator license
Experience in teacher preparation curriculum development, assessment, and program design at both undergraduate and graduate levels
Experience in program authorization or accreditation

Salary and Benefits:

The pay range for this position is $48,516-$51,540 commensurate with experience and education. In addition to salary, Adams State University offers a competitive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. For detailed benefits information please visit https://www.adams.edu/hr/benefits/ Opportunities for supplemental contracts may be available.

Required Documents:
Cover letter,
curriculum vitae,
teaching statement,
diversity statement,
graduate transcripts (Copies accepted. Official transcripts required upon hire.)
and three references.

Completed applications should include the following:

● A detailed cover letter of application addressing teaching interest/experience as well as how professional interests and goals align with Adams vision and values.
○ We encourage applicants to discuss their commitment to scholarly and/or creative excellence.
○ Additionally, we seek to learn how scholarly excellence is interwoven with their approach to service, teaching, mentoring, and affirming diverse perspectives.

● Teaching Statement: (include sample course syllabi) in addition to describing your approach to teaching in general, please address the following questions:
○ What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized in education?
○ What role should faculty play in student success?

● Diversity Statement: please address the following questions: ○ Describe how your life experiences, identities, and/or professional commitments have
shaped your approach to enacting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)?
○ How does teaching at a small HSI with a sizable population of first-generation university students set in a rural environment align with your teaching interests/experience and professional goals?

● References: name, job title, and contact information (email, phone).

Applications must be submitted through the ASU Careers page.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Curtis Garcia curtislgarcia@adams.edu

Adams State University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protecting its funds, property and other assets. Well-informed hiring decisions contribute to this effort. Therefore, Adams State University has adopted a policy on background screening for its prospective, continuing, and returning employees as well as students in certain circumstances. Offers of employment will be contingent upon the completion of an acceptable background check. The information received in response to a background check will be treated as confidential to the extent provided for by law.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Adams State University (ASU) may be directed to ASU's Office of Equal Opportunity, Director Ana Guevara, and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. Support resources for sexual misconduct, ASU's sexual misconduct policies, contact information for the Adams State University's Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, as well as a detailed procedure for filing a grievance due to discrimination on the basis of sex may be found online at https://www.adams.edu/administration/oeo/reporting-sexual-harassment/. These procedures also describe the University's response to reports and/or complaints of sex discrimination or sexual harassment.

Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability, and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation including transgender status and gender expression, marital status, and parental status.

Adams State University is dedicated to fostering Inclusive Excellence and especially encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations. Given the university's mission and student body composition, the institution is committed to increasing the diversity of its professional staff and is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that augment the perspectives of our current faculty and staff; we will give particular consideration to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings or who possess varied language skills and have a record of successful experience in engaging diverse communities and student populations. Additional information about the university and the academic mission may be found at www.adams.edu/academics/

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