Assistant Professor (Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology and Learning & Educationa...

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General Summary

The Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University seeks a highly qualified educator for a full-time 10-month, tenure track position in teacher education beginning in Fall 2021. The candidate should have a scholarly agenda and teaching experience related to field-based educator preparation.

The Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University has a long commitment to building a culturally diverse educational environment and preparing graduates for a socially just and democratic society. The department and college have established mutually collaborative relationships with diverse schools and community organizations with the goals of improving educator preparation, increasing the diversity of educators, engaging in youth development and learning, and contributing to transformational teaching, learning, and leading in support of healthy communities. Candidates must be committed to working with diverse students and community populations to support equity, diversity, and inclusion to promote a more democratic academic community. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring students at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. The candidate will be expected to maintain a focus in teaching, scholarship, and service as well as collaborate with colleagues throughout the university and community. The candidate will be expected to teach and serve students on and off campus, in face-to-face, and in online learning environments. Candidates should have experience with school and community-engaged teaching and learning approaches, university-school partnerships, and a commitment to developing and fostering relationships with school communities to support field-based teacher education.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in one or more of the following or closely related areas: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology, and Educational Technologies completed by date of appointment from an accredited institution. An active research/scholarly agenda and accomplishments related to the appointment. Prior teaching experience in a P-12 school in the U.S.Interest in teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.

Desired Qualifications:

Scholarly expertise and interest in more than one of the following areas: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, and Educational Technologies and their impact on teaching practice, teacher development, K-12 student learning, or school, university, and community partnershipsExpertise in place- and community-based education or Academic Service-Learning Expertise in urban educationTeaching experience within a field-based educator preparation programExperience with mentoring underrepresented teaching candidatesExperience or expressed interest in acquiring or seeking external funding

The successful candidate will serve an eight-month, tenure track appointment with summer employment contingent on student demand and funding. A competitive salary will be based on qualifications and prior experience with a tenure track appointment at the assistant professor rank. Starting date should be no later than August 31, 2021.Supplemental Information

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement including two samples of recent scholarship, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names/telephone numbers of at least three references to XXXX.

Application review will begin December 14, 2020.

Review of applications will continue until a finalist is identified.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Burke, Department Head for the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University at [email protected].

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


EMU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.




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Posted: 12/3/2020
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time