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Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Studies Education

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey

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Job no: 495776
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Education

Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Studies Education

College of Education

Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Education


Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified national doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. It offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs to 19,500 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the colleges of Communication & Creative Arts; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Science & Mathematics; the School of Health Professions; the School of Earth & Environment, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan is collaborating with regional leaders to create research and academic programs in health sciences. It has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education and developing public-private partnerships.

The College of Education, as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education is fully accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The mission of the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education is to create a community of educators who link efforts in multicultural education to social justice actions that promote social reform in the wider community through shaping educational practice, policy, and research. We foster this by creating an academic community in which democratic leadership, open dialogue, authentic collegiality, and collaboration are valued. We prepare students to serve diverse populations in formal and informal educational settings. We facilitate the study of language and literacy in conjunction with the study of the cultural, social, political, and economic contexts in which educational events and practices are embedded. Our faculty work actively to effect change through outreach to diverse communities in New Jersey, the nation, and the world.

Position Details:

The College of Education invites applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Studies Teacher Education at the secondary level. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship is grounded in a sociocultural theoretical framework and explicitly addresses issues of equity, access, and social justice. The successful candidate will teach courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate level Subject Matter.

Education programs, which lead to NJ teaching certification in Social Studies. The position may include online and off-campus instruction, program coordination of one of the Subject Matter Education teacher certification programs (with course reassignment), and clinical practice supervision. The successful candidate should have an active research agenda that addresses issues of equity, access, and social justice framed by critical or sociocultural perspectives.

Position duties also include contributing to service at the department, college, and university levels.

Rowan University’s College of Education is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and to building a culturally diverse faculty. The College especially encourages applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education, including racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited institution of higher education in education or a closely related field by September 1, 2022
  • At the Assistant Rank, demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • At the Associate Rank, demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service as well as a record of success in securing external funding to support scholarship
  • Strong, explicit commitment to educational equity and social justice and experience working in diverse settings with students and families
  • At least 3 years’ teaching experience at the middle/high school level in Social Studies
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
  • A teaching and learning philosophy consistent with the Rowan University and College of Education missions
  • Advanced technological literacy with demonstrated abilities to infuse technology into instruction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with higher education teaching in multiple formats, including online and supervision of teacher candidates
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Knowledge of NJDOE initiatives and certification standards/processes, including edTPA
  • At the Assistant Rank: 3-4 years of experience as an assistant professor with a commitment to future leadership roles in the program.
  • At the Associate Rank: experience with program coordination or leadership with a willingness to lead at the program level.

Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Salary: Competitive

Deadline to apply: Review of applications begins on November 19, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at:

Please direct questions to Dr. Beth Wassell, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] Submit contents of application (pdf documents preferred)

    • Application cover letter addressing experiences related to higher education, teaching, scholarship, and service.
    • A statement teaching of philosophy and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (500 words)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial for application), and
    • Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references (include name, title, institution/organization, email, and phone number)

Application must include each of these documents at the time of submission.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US. The university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Advertised: Oct 29 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Working at Rowan University 

Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

 The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.


Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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