Assoc/Full Professor, Teaching and Learning Sciences Depart

Job description

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Teaching and Learning Sciences (TLS) Department at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. This position is dedicated to applied research and dissemination of knowledge in the area of K-12 special education. This successful candidate will also provide leadership to TLS faculty, students, and serve as chair of the department.

DU is a research university with high research activity that enrolls approximately 12,000 students in its graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs and is committed to the value of Inclusive Excellence. Our TLS Department aligns with the philosophy and mission of DU and MCE 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. Our Department emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, multicultural sensitivity, and competence.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2018.

Position Summary

This position is a 9-month faculty appointment. It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct and publish research in his or her discipline, and pursue external funding. Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach 18-21 credit hours over the academic year (usually 6 courses, 2 each per fall, winter, and spring quarter), supervise graduate students and doctoral dissertations, and provide institutional and community service. MCEs vision to be a force for positive change is aligned with our institutions broader vision to be a, great private university dedicated to the public good.

It is expected that the successful candidate will promote the University's vision and the College's mission through meaningful scholarship, teaching, and service activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in an area related to special education.
  • Earned tenure at a prior institution and shows promise for meeting the MCE tenure criteria.
  • Experience working with a P-12 institution, school, community or informal educational setting.
  • Active research agenda, focused on applied research and dissemination of knowledge in the area of K-12 special education.
  • Established record of procuring external funding.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading an academic unit (department chair, etc.).
  • Established record of mentoring and providing funding for graduate students.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Inquiries about this position can be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Julie Sarama at Questions about the application process can be directed to Sean Montoya at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. A Cover Letter outlining research and teaching interests
  3. Example of scholarly writing

In addition, at least three letters of reference should be emailed on behalf of the candidates with "TLS Search 005939" as the email subject; letters of reference should only be submitted for completed applications.

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005939
Posted: 4/2/2018
Application Due: 6/1/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable