Clinical Assistant Professor

Denver, Colorado, USA
Mar 21, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences (TLS) beginning September 1, 2017. Located in the city of Denver, DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. As a research university with high research activity, DU enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. It is located in the city of Denver, which is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Census data show that Denver's population includes 10.1% Black or African American, 30.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Asian American, and approximately 1.9% Native American residents. The State of Colorado is highly diverse with populations in urban, suburban, rural and remote areas.

The Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences philosophy and mission are aligned with the MCE vision to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning, development, health and wellness throughout the lifespan, and who promote educational and social equity. Major areas of study represented are Teacher Education (Elementary, Secondary, K-12); Urban Education (Denver Teacher Residency); Curriculum and Instruction; Early Childhood Special Education; Gifted Education; and Child, Family, and School Psychology. We offer degrees at the Masters, Educational Specialist, Educational Doctorate, and Ph.D. levels and our department emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, multicultural sensitivity, and competence. Our Teacher Educator Program is currently seeking CAEP accreditation. Faculty are active in cutting edge research, pedagogy, and practice; hold leadership positions in professional organizations; regularly contribute scholarly work in their respective fields; and have a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working in partnership with graduate students. We are looking for a colleague who is interested in inter-professional collaboration to build bridges across disciplines and support our mission of serving the public good and promoting inclusive excellence.

Position Summary

We seek a candidate with a proven record of teaching, service and collaboration working with diverse families, educators, and professionals to meet the educational and mental health needs of all students within a rapidly changing global society. Primary teaching responsibilities will involve masters, and doctoral courses in Curriculum and Instruction, including educator preparation, across three academic quarters (fall, winter, and spring) with an expected teaching load of 24 credits (usually 8 courses). There is also the expectation that this person will guide masters theses/capstone projects and chair or serve on EdD doctoral research projects. We are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly agenda appropriate to a clinical faculty role. This might include conference presentations, policy papers, curriculum development, scholarly articles, and other forms of productive activity. Service to the Department, College, and University are expected appropriate to rank and include but are not limited to academic advising, recruitment and admissions, participation in annual student reviews and comprehensive examinations, and involvement in curricular alignment and accreditation activities, including serving on program accreditation committees.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate, PhD or EdD, in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning Sciences, or ESL/Bilingual Education or similar area by the start of the appointment.
  • Background and teaching experience in the area of Literacy and Literacy Instruction with an emphasis on Culturally Linguistically Diverse (CLD), Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP), or English Language Learners (ELL).
    Prior teaching experience in K-12 US schools.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and access in education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional areas of interest are Curriculum Studies, especially foundations of education and urban or rural educational settings.
  • Prior teaching experience at the graduate level.
    Supervision of preservice teachers.
  • Instructional coaching experience of in-service teachers.
  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods, approaches and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
  • Evidence of scholarship or creative activity commensurate with clinical faculty expectations.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including research and teaching interests
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. 1-2 page teaching philosophy document
4.1-2 page research statement document or articulation of areas of scholarly interest

Additionally, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference of behalf of the candidate with "TLS Search Position #3751" as the email subject; letters of reference should only be submitted for completed online applications.

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