Assistant Professor of Education (Tenure Track) in Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Educa...

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-28
Req: R0019640

The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks an innovative scholar for the position of Assistant Professor of Education, in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education (CISE) in the area of preK-6 Elementary Teacher Education. This this is a 9-month, salaried, tenure-eligible faculty position.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary teacher education that could include: social studies methods; issues in preK-6 education; a capstone focusing on diversity, equity & social justice in education . This position also advises students in the teacher education program as well as collaborates to build a cutting-edge online course focused on a topic particularly relevant for educators (race, equity & diversity in education). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues, both within and outside the School of Education and Human Development with an emphasis on working with preK-6 partners.

The successful candidate is expected to design and conduct rigorous research, working with interdisciplinary faculty across the school and the University, and to be successful in seeking extramural research funding. Preference will be given to individuals whose research concentrates on race and schooling, culturally responsive curriculum development, and other topics relevant to social studies education.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in social studies education, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, early childhood or elementary teacher education, urban education, critical/cultural studies in education, or a related field prior to the start date of the position;
  • Experience teaching at the university level;
  • Classroom teaching experience in preK-6 education;
  • Knowledge about the education of diverse young learners in a preK-6 setting, knowledge of teaching and learning in preK-6;
  • Ability to train educators to be successful in the preK-6 setting, and experience teaching with culturally relevant/responsive/sustaining pedagogy grounded in principles of equity;
  • A record of scholarship that demonstrates the ability to make strong links between theory and one’s own research agenda to practice in young children/students in preK-6, teachers, and/or policy makers;
  • Evidence of scholarship that has potential to obtain extramural funding;
  • Experience working with culturally and/or linguistically diverse students.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience with developing collaborations;
  • Experience developing curricula;
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology in innovative ways to enhance instruction;
  • Experience working in teacher education;
  • Experience with online teaching;
  • Licensure as a preK-6 elementary teacher is preferred.


Review of applications will begin November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit (preferably merged as one document):

  • A current curriculum vita
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • An academic writing sample
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Submission of up to five additional documents (e.g., prior course evaluations, syllabi, examples of teaching materials)

Please apply through Workday, complete an application, combine/merge all materials into one PDF and submit in the resume field. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. (References will not be contacted until after in-person interviews are conducted.)

For questions about this position, please contact Stephanie van Hover, Professor of Education and Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education. For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit .

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/29/2020
Application Due: 2/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time