Assistant Professor, Urban Education and Secondary Social Studies
Assistant Professor, Urban Education and Secondary Social StudiesJob Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled.
First consideration will be given to applicants received by February 1, 2021. Second consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (February 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
The University of Rhode Island’s School of Education invites applications for a full-time academic year position in urban education, with specialization in secondary social studies, beginning in Fall 2021 as a tenure track assistant professor. The successful candidate would coordinate the secondary social studies teacher education program and contribute to the development of course offerings relative to the urban school context. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will enhance the School’s commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and academic excellence.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Developing and maintaining an appropriate agenda of research and funding; teaching courses for secondary social studies teacher education, including, but not limited to methods of teaching social studies; developing courses with an urban education/social foundations perspective; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and engaging in sustainable partnerships to build knowledge and improve practices that serve urban students and schools.
1.Ph.D/Ed.D. in Education or closely related field at time of appointment.
2.Record of scholarly activity commensurate with level of professional experience.
3.One or more years experience as a social studies teacher in a public school setting.
4.Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.
5.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
6.Demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice, and inclusion in education.
7. Experience working with diverse populations in urban contexts.
8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
1.Ph.D/Ed.D. in Education, Urban Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Secondary Education.
2.Demonstrated ability in culturally responsive teaching.
3.Expertise in urban education and/or social foundations of education.
4.Three or more years experience as a social studies teacher in a public school.
5.Experience teaching at the secondary level in urban school environments with linguistically, culturally, racially, and economically diverse students.
6.Experience in pre-service or in-service teacher education.
7.Evidence of potential for developing, securing, and managing externally funded projects.
8.Demonstrated evidence of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Union:
AAUP - American Assoc of Univ ProfessorsStatus :
Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, PermanentDepartment:
School of EducationContact(s):
Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)Campus Location:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:
(#1) Letter of Application.
(#2) Curriculum Vitae which includes the names and complete contact information for at least three references (as one complete document).
(#3) “Other Document” – a research statement with detailed plans and a teaching statement describing interests, approaches, and experiences (as one complete document).Position Number:
12/21/2020Open Until Filled:
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