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Assistant Professor in Teacher Education

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Job Details

Posting Number:

PG192032EP

Internal Recruitment :

No

Working Title:

Assistant Professor in Teacher Education

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule:

Varies

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

About the Department:

About the NC State College of EducationAs one of the nation’s top-ranked public colleges of education, NC State’s College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing extraordinary educators, conducting transformational research, and engaging communities where they are to improve the educational outcomes of all learners and advance the greater good.
The college’s faculty are widely-recognized thought-leaders who use their research to transform the practice of teaching, learning, and leading. They have particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching; fostering community-based learning and PK-16 partnerships; increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in education; and innovating leadership and workforce development, educational policy, and evaluation. About two-thirds of the faculty are grant active. They are engaged in over 100 active projects totaling more than $64 million with a three-year average of $26 million in grants awarded, making them the most productive in terms of research activity compared with other colleges of education in North Carolina and among the Top 5% in the nation. In FY22, the college’s research expenditures exceeded $14 million.
The college has over 1,900 students studying across five graduate certificates, seven undergraduate majors, two undergraduate minors, 13 master’s degrees, three Ph.D., and two Ed.D. programs housed in three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 130 tenure-track and professional-track faculty, 110 support and professional staff, and about 160 graduate and teaching assistants. The College of Education is also home to the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
The college has over 17,000 living alumni, with over 5,000 working in public schools in North Carolina. Those who are teachers rate the highest in effectiveness on surveys of school employers in North Carolina.
About the Department of Teacher Education and Learning SciencesThe Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) comprises over 40 full-time faculty members, 300 undergraduate students, and 200 graduate students. The department offers a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences with specializations in Educational Equity; Educational Psychology; Elementary Education; Learning, Design, and Technology; Literacy and English Language Arts Education; and Social Studies Education. It awards Master’s degrees in Curriculum and Developmental Supervision, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Learning Design and Technology, New Literacies and Global Learning, and Special Education, as well as undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education (emphasizing mathematics and science) and Middle Grades English Language Arts and Social Studies Education. Through our bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and certificate programs, the department exemplifies an innovative merging of teacher education and the learning sciences that results in new pathways for teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service. The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) advances education through scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. Faculty in TELS prepare professionals who are committed to equity and social justice, have deep content knowledge, demonstrate a strong working knowledge of effective pedagogies, and realize the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning.
About Our Commitment to DEINC State University and the College of Education are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Our community values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As a public university — a university of the people — it’s essential to welcome and support everyone in our community. That’s why a commitment to a stronger and more inclusive institutional culture is enshrined in the NC State’s strategic plan (https://strategicplan.ncsu.edu/current-plan) and we expect everyone in the Wolfpack community to champion this work and to give of their time, effort and talent to support it.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education to be affiliated with its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. This is a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, with teaching, scholarship, service, and outreach expectations. We are seeking a scholar in teacher education who can contribute to research on and teaching in the preparation of pre-service teachers in traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs, including through online and distance education. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in pre-service teacher education and providing leadership to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. The ideal candidate would have experience in one of the areas in the MAT program, such as secondary social studies or elementary education.
Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining a high level of scholarly research, publication, and grant-writing activity and record in teacher education that is aligned with a tenure track position in a university with very high research activity;
  • Conducting and publishing research on pre-service teacher education;
  • Teaching courses and supervising students in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and other graduate and undergraduate programs;
  • Recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students and serving on doctoral committees;
  • Engaging in collaborative research involving other faculty within the College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation;
  • Pursuing and obtaining external funding for research and development activities;
  • Providing service and leadership to the MAT program, TELS department, college, university, and professional organizations;
  • Participating in outreach and engagement for department and college initiatives with underserved communities and high need areas and engaging with stakeholders across the state of North Carolina.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate in Teacher Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or a related field.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in pre-service teacher preparation;
  • Scholarship and funding record commensurate with experience;
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, extension, and service;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with diverse students as well as to prepare future education professionals to work with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research focus with record of external funding and publication in pre-service teacher education;
  • Experience teaching secondary social studies and/or elementary teacher preparation courses;
  • Record of external funding for and publication of research in pre-service teacher education;
  • Teaching license and K-12 teaching experience in secondary social studies and/or elementary education;
  • Evidence of successful leadership in the field and collaboration with faculty colleagues and community partners.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required:

No

Commercial Driver's License required:

No

Job Open Date:

08/29/2022

Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials should include a letter of interest curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three professional references.

General inquiries may be sent directly to Dr. Jill Grifenhagen, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] The review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022, and continue until the position is filled, with a projected start date of August 16, 2023.

Position Number:

00109577

Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):

1.00

Appointment:

9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:

No

Department ID:

131101 - Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

AA/EEO:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Organization

NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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