Director PSM-Environmental Geology/Professor of the Practice - 15720BR
Director PSM-Environmental Geology/Professor of the Practice
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
- Prepare for and attend all class meetings, usually three hours per section. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class, classes should not be canceled. Develop assignments, design class activities, respond to and evaluate student work in a timely manner, assign grades. Adhere to department, college, and university policies. Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted offices hours each week is required.
- Seeks out and cultivates internship and capstone opportunities for PSM students with private- and public-sector entities. Supervises and directs capstone projects as appropriate for students in the PSM-EG program.
25% Program Administration:
- Curriculum: Engages with employers and other workforce planners to determine workforce needs of the future and translates those needs into academic curriculum given discipline standards. Ensures continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student needs and develops mechanisms to receive consistent feedback from the relevant professional communities in the Kansas City metro area, including external advisory board and participation in professional associations.
- Holds PSM-EG external advisory board meetings on an annual basis. Recruits, interviews, and hires new adjunct faculty for programs based on area of specialty. Plans and leads program specific orientations for incoming faculty and students.
- In collaboration with the academic unit, conducts annual KU degree-level program assessment. Assists with National Professional Science Masters Association (NPSMA) information requests, surveys, and initial application and renewal of NPSMA affiliation process.
- Provides leadership for program planning, including course scheduling, coordination of courses with other KUEC programs, and the KUEC annual review.
- Collects data from current and former students for program improvement.
Student Advising: Defines professional career path advising and works with KU Career Center, academic unit career centers, and Edwards Campus staff to provide career services to student.
- Provides mentoring for students on career and educational choices.
- Advises students on job hunting and professional networking.
- Collaborates with academic unit undergraduate advisor in order to foster pipelines into the 4+1 Accelerated PSM.
- Provides robust communication between the academic unit and the Edwards Campus.
- Participates regularly in the Edwards Campus Academic Leadership Council and Academic Program Leader Cohort (APCLC).
5% Service: Provide service to the department, university, profession, and society.
- MS in relevant field (geology, hydrology, engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences, or related field) from an accredited university.
- Industry experience in environmental remediation, groundwater, contaminant hydrogeology, environmental toxicology, or related fields.
- University teaching experience at the graduate level.
- Licensed Professional Geologist (PG);
- PhD in relevant field from accredited university;
- Demonstrated experience with developing and teaching online university courses in area of expertise.
Additional Candidate Instructions
- Letter of application addressing required qualifications, describing relevant professional experiences, educational qualifications and experience in hydrogeology and environmental geology;
- A complete CV;
- Names and contact information for at least three individuals who can be contacted for letters of reference.
- Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
- In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.