Continuing Track Assist Professor in Social Studies Education, Dept of History

Job no: 499136
College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: History, Full Time

The Department of History at the University of Delaware invites applications for a Continuing Track Assistant Professor position in the Social Studies Education program to begin on August 16, 2023. We are seeking applicants with expertise in social studies teaching whose knowledge and skills will complement and enrich current program strengths. This nationally accredited program prepares future social studies educators and provides professional development opportunities for current social studies educators. The program emphasizes state and national standards; culturally relevant and responsive pedagogies; civic engagement; and engaged, equity-centered community scholarship, instruction, and service. The program also houses the Delaware chapter of the National Council for History Education and has successfully obtained external funding for teacher professional development. Program faculty actively recruit teacher candidates from underrepresented groups and partner with community organizations to represent the histories of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color.

Continuing track faculty have opportunities to pursue research, are eligible for promotion and sabbaticals, and receive full and generous benefits, including family-friendly benefits, as part of their compensation package.

Responsibilities: As a continuing track faculty member, the successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate Social Studies Education courses; mentor student teachers, oversee student teaching supervisors, and establish/maintain ties with partner schools; serve in program administration roles such as preparing accreditation reports, coordinating student teaching, and advising majors; and contribute to school/university collaborations and community partnerships. The candidate is also expected to engage in some scholarship that will contribute to the Social Studies Education program and/or the Department of History.

The position carries with it opportunities to engage in other teaching, committee work, and professional development activities in accord with individual qualifications and interests, including teaching undergraduate history courses and collaborating with other Secondary Education programs and/or the College of Education and Human Development.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess a doctorate in History, Education, or closely related field by the start date; demonstrate excellence in teaching history, social studies, or social studies education; engage in scholarship that will enhance the Social Studies Education program and/or contribute to the strengths and needs of the Department of History; and demonstrate commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and fostering equity.

Preferred Qualifications: College-level teaching experience and/or familiarity with equity-oriented social studies teacher preparation research and practices.

Desired Qualifications: Experience mentoring pre-service or in-service teachers; knowledge of program accreditation processes (such as CAEP); experience in teaching either middle or high school social studies; experience in creating or maintaining partnerships between the university and schools/communities; and/or experience in securing external grants.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter that summarizes their interests and qualifications; 2) a recent CV; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a teaching portfolio with a teaching statement and a sampling of materials that demonstrates effectiveness in a range of teaching experiences; 5) a scholarship statement; 6) a writing sample; and 7) a statement that summarizes past and planned contributions in terms of diversity, equity, and community engagement.

Review of applications, including letters uploaded by the referees, will begin on September 9, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Hannah Kim, Chair of the Search Committee, [email protected].

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Applications close: Open until filled

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