Assistant Professor in Social Studies

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Present Position NumberF0292WRole TitleAssistant Professor/9-MthPosition TitleAssistant Professor in Social StudiesPosition Summary

The William & Mary School of Education and Department of Curriculum and Instruction currently invites applications for the tenure-eligible position of Assistant Professor in social studies, which will begin in August 2020. The department currently includes undergraduate and graduate programs in elementary and secondary education, special education, literacy leadership, gifted education, English as a second language (ESL) & Bilingual Education, and a dual endorsement in ESL. The department is also the home of an interdisciplinary minor in educational studies offered in partnership with departments in Arts & Sciences. The faculty member will join a team of highly collaborative K-12 Curriculum and Instruction colleagues who also work closely with faculty in Arts & Sciences on research projects, courses, and professional organizations. We are looking for scholars committed to educational equity, diversity, and inclusion in teacher education, and professional service. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Further information about William & Mary and the School of Education can be accessed at:

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and/or secondary social studies methods, clinical experiences in social studies, and curriculum, planning, and assessment in social studies. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s Interdisciplinary Educational Studies program. This position includes a two-two teaching course load per academic semester in addition to administrative responsibilities, which include program coordination, as well as student recruitment and advising. Active faculty participation in department, school, and institutional governance is expected.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field by the time of appointment (August 2020). The candidate must have an active research agenda and record of peer-reviewed publications or evidence of potential for publications, and professional presentations. The successful candidate must have a minimum of three years of experience teaching secondary school social studies. Candidate will have demonstrated familiarity with U.S. schools and potential for preparing licensed teachers.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate should also demonstrate a dedication to teacher preparation, collaboration, and reflective practice. Experience with standardized curriculum and assessment in U.S. schools is highly desired. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate the following: a) evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level; b) evidence of successful experience working in teacher preparation programs; c) a strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice; d) a commitment to culturally responsive teaching practices; e) experience working collaboratively with K-12 schools; f) a track record of or evidence of potential to secure external funding; and g) experience or interest in teaching online.

Department3M3100 Education Dean's OfficeLocationWilliam & MaryJob Open Date09/09/2019Review Begin Date10/15/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledNoJob CategoryInstructional FacultySpecial Application Instructions

Review of application materials will begin October 15, 2019. For full consideration all materials must be received by the review date. Materials received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Application materials should include:

1) A cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, research agenda, evidence of teaching, and experiences in K-12 school settings; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Two examples of scholarly writing, preferably ones that demonstrates the applicant’s approach to social studies, equity, inclusion, social justice, and/or culturally responsive teaching; 4) A one-page statement detailing how your teaching and research agenda can advance equity, inclusion, and social justice in teacher education, schools and/or communities; 5) The names and contact information for three professional references (The search committee will contact references directly for semi-finalists).

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Required DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Other Doc
    4. Candidate Statement
    5. Writing Sample
    Optional Documents
    1. Other 2




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    Posted: 9/10/2019
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