Advancing Community Development Program Co-Adjutant
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 144073
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Co-Adjutant Faculty member for the Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service to review and revise courses for its Advancing Community Development program. Funded through Johnson & Johnson, The Advancing Community Development Program is a six-credit, experiential learning program where students from multiple disciplines/majors learn about community health outcomes and how they are influenced by anchor institutions, local government and community organizations. In the Fall, students are given the opportunity to learn directly from leaders in the community, government, and health professionals through its guest speaker component. In the Spring semester, students complete a capacity-building project for a local non-profit agency guided by mentors from J&J and nonprofit professionals while building transferable workplace skills. Currently, students are receiving credits through existing Independent study and Internship courses taught by part-time lecturers. This position will be responsible for reviewing current course content and for creating and submitting two course proposals to the School of Arts and Science (SAS) curriculum committee with the goal of further institutionalizing this long-standing program.
The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service is a part of the Division for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, and works to foster students' understanding of civic engagement while serving in credit-bearing internships with local community organizations.
In this role, the Co-Adjutant will:
- Review the current curriculum for the two accompanying courses.
- Advise current instructors on syllabus construction.
- Make recommendations for appropriate readings and course materials to meet the learning objectives of the program
- Create, submit, and marshal through two course proposals to the SAS course committee by the end of 2021/22 academic year. This appointment will run until April 2022 and will report to the Associate Director of the Collaborative Center.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD and knowledge in health communications, non-profit management, community development or social sciences.
Strong writing abilities and experience with experiential course design with a social justice orientation.
Experience working with Rutgers faculty governance for new course approval.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.