Assistant Professor - Learning Sciences and Human Development

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Faculty/Instruction
Functional Areas: School of Education
Department: School of Education
Requisition Number: 12490
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time

Job Summary

The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Learning Sciences and Human Development for the 2019-2020 academic year.

This scholar will join an internationally recognized faculty whose deep commitments to equity and access are reflected in their research, policy, and practice. We seek a scholar who is dedicated to addressing the pressing educational challenges facing Colorado and the world through a wide range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives. Importantly, we also seek a scholar who is engaged in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations of students and teachers. We are united as faculty, staff and students through our shared commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice through evidence-based policy and practice.

We seek a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level who will positively contribute to our innovative teacher education, Master’s, and doctoral programs. Candidates should have research and teaching experience that will contribute to the continued development of our interdisciplinary Learning Sciences and Human Development (LSHD) program area. Teaching and program development responsibilities include LSHD courses in undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher education programs, doctoral teaching and advising, and contributions to our new undergraduate majors. The School has a range of new and developing programs, such as bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Leadership and Community Engagement, MA degrees designed to support educators in Colorado and globally, and a thriving interdisciplinary doctoral program. The LSHD program has strong collaborations with scholars and institutes across the School and the University, including CU Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science, ATLAS Institute, Information Sciences, as well as other institutes.

We seek applicants whose scholarly focus on learning and development addresses issues of equity, power, and justice in educational contexts in schools and communities. We are especially interested in applicants whose research considers the social, cultural, and political complexities of learning and development in situ. We prefer applicants who work in engaged, mutualistic, place-based partnership with educators, activists and learners, as well as those who take a design- and action-oriented stance toward learning environments that has implications for both theory and practice. Desired research areas may include, but are not limited to: learning on the move and in places, action civics; community-based design research / social design experiments, postcolonial approaches to learning research, participatory design, new digital media, and teacher learning and development.

Who We Are

The mission of the CU Boulder School of Education is grounded in a lived commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice. We teach and conduct research to make a positive difference with and in schools and communities. The work of our faculty, researchers, staff, and students leads to evidence-based policy and practice. We aim for our graduates to be engaged and informed educators, researchers, policymakers, and community leaders.

We offer cutting-edge, engaging teacher preparation, innovative undergraduate programs, and Colorado's top-ranked graduate education in: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice, Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity, Learning Sciences & Human Development, and Research, Evaluation & Methodology.

What You Should Know

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: [email protected]


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate (or will earn one by August 2019) in the Learning Sciences, Human Development, or a closely related field. Candidates should have evidence of an active and innovative line of research agenda, with a corresponding publication record that reveals a thoughtful and compelling progression of scholarship.

Special Instructions

All applications should be submitted electronically through CU Boulder Jobs. Completed applications must include a letter of application specifying the desired position, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. Please do not submit hard copies of application materials.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until each position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Ben Kirshner

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer





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Posted: 12/9/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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