Assistant Professor in Teacher Education, Department of Teaching and Learning

Location
Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Ref
FRGV0647
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Scope of Job:

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with an agenda in teacher education research, teacher education program development, and education for diversity broadly defined (e.g., students with disabilities, gifted learners, students living in poverty, etc.) in the Department of Teaching and Learning to begin in fall 2018.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

Our location along the Gulf of Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches, quality schools, mild winters, and low cost of living as compared to other areas in the nation. With its close proximity to Mexico, the university is well positioned for international research and global exchange. For more information about living in the Rio Grande Valley, see http://local.theriograndevalley.com/

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is a catalyst for educational success for individuals, families, communities, the region, and our society at large. We do this through thoughtful, culturally sustaining partnerships with our schools and communities, demonstrating responsiveness to a growing bilingual and biliterate population. As such, we are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service. We:
• Provide rigorous programs of study founded on the belief that scholarship and life experience are strengthened when integrated, that diversity in all its manifestations is a fundamental component of excellence in education, and that partnerships that foster authentic social and community engagement are vital;
• Engage in continuous improvement through curricular and technological innovation in order to remain responsive t the changing educational and global reality;
• Develop highly effective, multiculturally responsive and sustaining innovative scholars, learning leaders, and education professionals who challenge the status quo and serve as change agents, making a difference by promoting social justice, embracing diversity in its broadest definition, inspiring thought leadership, and pursuing life-long learning; and
• Lead through evidence-based decision making and data literacy in order to share our story with the academic and broader research communities, as well as our public school partners, families, and policy makers.

The College of Education and P-16 Integration offers master’s programs in Bilingual Education, Reading and Literacy, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, School Psychology, and Counseling. We also offer Ed.D.s in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Education and in Educational Leadership. The College of Education and P-16 Integration is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction was recently ranked 8th in the nation of “Best Online Ed.D. & Ph.D. “Programs in Education” by Gradsource.

For more information about the College of Education and P-16 Integration and the Department of Teaching and Learning, please see the following websites.

http://www.utrgv.edu/cep/

http://www.utrgv.edu/cep/departments/teaching-learning/index.htm

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: teaching undergraduate diversity education courses in Early Childhood – 6 and Secondary /All Level Teacher Education Program, and courses in other programs as needed; participating in on-going teacher education and graduate program development; providing service to the department, the college, and the profession; developing and sustaining a line of research that contributes broadly to the field of teacher education; working with partner school districts and local community organizations; pursuing internal and external funding for research and teacher training; and mentoring undergraduate and graduate student research and advising doctoral students. Applicants must show evidence of and/or potential for excellent teaching, research, service, and external grant procurement.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Teacher Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Studies, or other closely related field;
•Demonstrated potential for excellent teaching, community engagement, and scholarly research and publication;
•Demonstrated potential to secure, or have a record of securing external funding;
•Demonstrated potential for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students;
•Evidence of innovative P-12 teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Teacher education research agenda;
•Experience in teacher education program development;
•Three years of secondary teaching experience;
•Knowledge and application of with mixed reality platforms (e.g., TeachLivE™, Mursion™).

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Dr. James Jupp at james.jupp@utrgv.edu or (956) 665-3401.