Assistant Professor of Educational Studies/Educational Technology and/or Statistics and Assessment
The Educational Studies Program at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor who has a program of research that can be situated in an urban education context and that focuses on learning technologies and/or statistical analysis and assessment. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated commitments to urban education and who have experience with urban teacher education, professional development, and field-based teacher education. The successful candidate must possess a firm commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service at a liberal arts college, and an interest in teaching in an urban education master's program that includes a summer research institute that serves our students and local P12 teachers. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year and will include some combination of the following undergraduate and graduate courses: Educational Technology, Statistics and Assessment, and upper-level seminar courses in candidate's area of expertise. Previous P12 and college teaching experience is desirable.
Candidates must have an Ed.D. or Ph.D. by start date in August 2019. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarship and will be expected to establish and maintain an active program of research involving undergraduates and master's students and to participate in the life of the College. Opportunities for research support including travel funding are available at the College and through Rhodes partnerships with the Shelby County School district (http://www.scsk12.org/) and other educational institutions in Memphis. Educational Studies is an interdisciplinary program that includes elementary and secondary licensure tracks.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.
Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city).
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include a cover letter that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation. The application will also include a separate statement that addresses how your work and experiences might contribute to a college community in which a commitment to diversity and inclusion is one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin October 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information please contact Dr. Natalie Person, [email protected]