Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Newark, NJ

ID: 7067299
Posted: June 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Summary
The Office of the Chancellor and the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark invite applications for a full-time, Executive Director and non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (calendar year), to begin September 1, 2020, or as negotiated.

The Chancellor’s Office and the Department are seeking an equity-focused scholar with a strong intellectual vision who can provide leadership in our partnerships with educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, including civic, faith-based, civic, corporate, governmental and philanthropic sectors. We are looking for someone who is committed to work that is socially impactful and who is comfortable working in diverse urban contexts with multiple stakeholders and constituencies. A successful candidate sees the collaborative partnerships of NCLC as critical to crafting educational pathways that will develop the next generation of agents of change, and wishes to create additional cross-disciplinary and cross-sector opportunities at an urban anchor institution that is committed to publicly-engaged scholarship.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for: working closely with Newark schools, including public, charter, technical, parochial, and private schools, advocating for local and state policies that broaden access to opportunity, developing shared understanding across sectors about the barriers to effective education, finding innovative ways to make high-quality advising available to both students and young adults, developing supports for students whose education has been interrupted, whether at the high school or college level, managing the NCLC staff, grant writing and grant management, partnering with the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies for program development and evaluation, undergraduate teaching in the Department of Urban Education, and active engagement and service in both the Chancellor’s Office and the Department.

Position will remain open until filled; however, priority will be given to applicants who submit prior to August 1, 2020.

Posting Number 20FA0614
Posting Open Date 06/29/2020
Posting Close Date
Minimum Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred; a minimum of 5 years of executive level management experience in the nonprofit or for-profit arena; record of teaching and/or working with K-12 and/or college students; comfortable working in diverse, multicultural environment; excellent written and oral communication skills, strong presentation and interpersonal skills; history of successful fundraising. Experience in program or initiative development, evaluating measurable results and identifying areas for improvement highly desirable.

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Overview
Rutgers University–Newark, one of the country’s most diverse national universities, is a national leader in 21st-century higher education through a commitment to the values of educating a diverse citizenry, producing high impact scholarship, engaging in our community as an anchor institution, and drawing the connection between local and global, for the improvement of the economic and social well-being of society as a whole. We are a vibrant university situated on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of the downtown Newark, NJ’s largest city.

The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC), housed at Rutgers University-Newark, is Newark’s college-going intermediary, working to harness and coordinate the energies of the city’s educational, philanthropic, civic, governmental and corporate sectors to see that all residents can obtain the kinds of educational and occupational credentials that will allow them to benefit from and contribute to Newark’s momentum and drive toward economic and societal change. The fundamental purpose of the NCLC is to create a continuum to ensure that all of the city’s residents – students still in school, out of school youth, older adults looking to improve their economic status, and residents living in under-resourced neighborhoods, share in the city’s growth.

The majority of NCLC’s work focuses on three areas:
1. Public Awareness and Mobilization: educating the community on the factors that can drive post-secondary outcomes, including information and training sessions on FAFSA completion, High School Equivalency Test Prep (TASC/GED);
2. Pre-College Pathways: creating seamless pathways for Newark students to graduate high school and be successful at the next level; and
3. Policy Advocacy: convening and galvanizing institutions of higher education to identify and address barriers to post-secondary degree completion faced by low-income, first-generation students.

The Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, focusing on schooling in urban environments. The fundamental premise is that public schools are crucial to the cultivation of creative, productive, and politically involved individuals committed to a just and democratic society. The Department is dedicated to the preparation and professional development of future and current teachers, administrators, and scholars who contribute to the improvement of urban education through their teaching, community involvement, leadership, and research.

Critical to the success of NCLC is its continued partnership with the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies in program development, research, and evaluation. The Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies is a research and demonstration center focused on the challenges and opportunities confronting New Jersey’s metropolitan areas. The Center sponsors research projects, publications, conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, public forums, and incubates projects translating research into practice. With the Cornwall Center serving as a thought partner and research collaborator, NCLC has been able to provide analyses necessary to further enhance programmatic objectives and outcomes.



 

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