Assistant Professor in Human Resource Development and Adult Education
University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Preferred Education: Ph.D
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: 345292
About the Job
The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a leader in advancing knowledge about educational and organizational change in local, national, and international contexts. Our research, teaching, and outreach reflect a commitment to interdisciplinary and intercultural engagement with educators, scholars, and policy makers seeking to enhance leadership, policy, and development around the globe. We seek nominations and applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Human Resource Development (HRD). We are especially interested in receiving applications from candidates with focus and expertise in adult learning and/or diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in workplace contexts.
Responsibilities The individual in this position will conduct research and provide instruction related to the theory and practice of HRD. Expertise in the theory, research, and application of adult learning and development of diverse groups of people in organizational and/or community contexts is sought. The individual in this position will provide leadership, curriculum development, advising, and instruction within the graduate degree programs in HRD and adult education, as well as undergraduate degree programs in HRD and Business and Marketing Education. More specifically, responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Research: Develop and maintain a record of excellence in scholarship pertinent to HRD, including funded research. Likely research areas may include:
Adult learning theory,
Workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging,
Training design, delivery, and evaluation,
Organizational learning and knowledge sharing/management,
Organization development and change, and
Leadership and leadership development.
Teaching and Advising: Provide graduate and undergraduate instruction:
Teach two courses per semester, with responsibility to both undergraduate and graduate education;
Advise graduate students in HRD, Adult Education, and/or other program areas in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development;
Serve on committees of graduate students in HRD and in other programs in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, the College of Education and Human Development, and other units of the University;
Supervise master’s and doctoral research
Service and Outreach:
Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
Participate in department, college, University, and community service or other outreach activities.
Rank The position is at the Assistant Professor level. This is a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month appointment with preferred start date in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Additional information about the College or Department can be found at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ and http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/.
The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time, 9 month position.
Summer employment is a possibility, but is neither guaranteed nor required.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
About the Department
Our world is full of systems and policies that affect how individuals learn, grow and relate to one another. Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) studies how those systems and policies are shaped by culture and power. We prepare leaders and researchers to transform our education and organizations for the better.
We teach our students how to design, test, implement, and revise our institutional strategies in both the public and private sectors, from the international to the local level. Our students gain practical experiences in creating approaches to increase social and economic development, foster human flourishing, disrupt power structures, and promote a more just society.
About the College:
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.
How To Apply
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Application Process The position will remain open until filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2022. Applicants must apply on-line at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job (Job ID: 345292) and should submit: 1) a letter addressing qualifications, 2) a full curriculum vita, and 3) contact information for three references.
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The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
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An earned doctorate in Human Resource Development or closely related field. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered provided the applicant can document that they are on track to complete the doctorate no later than the start date of this position.
Evidence of a commitment to promoting diversity and cross-cultural education through research, teaching, and/or service/outreach.
Record of publication, or evidence of potential for publication, in HRD and/or close related fields.
Evidence of or potential for a national and international scholarly reputation in HRD.
Evidence of experience and effective teaching skills for undergraduate and graduate instruction related to HRD.
Strong record of teaching and graduate student advising.
Familiarity with issues of current trends in workforce development, adult learning, and training and development related to education institutions and/or businesses and public organizations with ability to incorporate related content and ideas in coursework and research.
Demonstrated, sustained commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as the advancement of antiracism within HRD and related fields.
Previous employment or consulting experience in HRD or other applied field related to for-profit, non-profit, or public sector organizations.
Evidence of technology literacy and online teaching experience.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.