Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

San Francisco
Nov 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The Teacher Education Department (TED) in the USF School of Education invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Multiple Subjects Teacher Education with a focus on elementary (K-5) teacher training commencing Fall 2018. TED is dedicated to preparing teachers who are committed to excellence, diversity, and social justice in education. The Department offers various options for multiple- and single-subject preliminary teaching credential programs combined with a master's degree. We actively seek to expand the diversity of our faculty and students, as well as extend our collaborations with schools and community-based organizations serving diverse youth in the Bay Area. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience as accomplished teachers and scholars within K-12 schools and who bring expertise related to new teacher development, urban education, and schooling of historically underserved populations.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching student teaching seminar and curriculum and instruction courses for multiple subject candidates as well as other courses in the credential and graduate programs; advising students and student projects; conducting research and publishing scholarly work in education; and contributing to program development, School of Education and university initiatives, and partnerships with schools and communities. Responsibilities may also include teaching and service in TED programs at the branch campuses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education with expertise in K-5 schools; scholarly and practical expertise in multiple subjects (K-5) teaching and teacher development.
  • Significant K-5 teaching experience. Preference for candidates with California teaching credential and experience in urban public schools with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, educational equity, and social justice applied to teaching K-5 students.
  • Experience in preparing teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to effectively teach in urban elementary schools.
  • Theoretical and practical expertise related to one or more of the following: Equitable education for historically underserved populations, culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum, integrated curriculum, digital technologies, arts integration, and engaged scholarship.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent higher education teaching experience or potential.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

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