Open Rank Clinical Professor in Elementary Social Studies Education
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic-year clinical-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the Social Studies Education program. The position will begin August 17, 2022.
This is a full-time academic-year (9 month) clinical track faculty position with an initial three-year appointment. Renewal is possible, dependent on recurrent funding and performance. We seek an individual with broad expertise in elementary education, specifically with experience in elementary social studies and teacher education. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the equivalent of four courses each semester or three courses with other program-related responsibilities. This will include supervising and teaching elementary social studies courses. It will also involve teaching and support in our elementary education program, such as field experiences or other general teacher education coursework. Participation in grant activities, such as proposing and managing professional development grants, will also be important. We seek applicants who actively engage in equity, inclusivity, and anti-racist education.
Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include instruction and supervision in elementary social studies education courses; participating in grant activities to secure funding for professional and curriculum development in addition to other professional productivity; and establishing connections with departments across the UI campus, local schools, and communities. The successful candidate will be involved with local, state, and national activities that support social studies education as well as diversity and equity in teacher education. They will also participate in service to the program, department, college, and university. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours per semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.
Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.
Appointment: Academic year (9 month) clinical-track appointment beginning August 17, 2022.
Applications: See online application requirements below. Address inquiries or nominations to Maia Sheppard ( [email protected] ) or call 319-467-3116.
Screening: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Department and Social Studies Education: The Department of Teaching and Learning (T & L) at the University of Iowa includes over 35 faculty members and 900 students. The Elementary Education Program provides instruction to over 300 students each year. The Social Studies undergraduate and graduate programs (MA, MAT) emphasize an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based approach to social education. The Social Studies Education program is committed to preparing educators to teach history and the social sciences in order to prepare students for active participation in a multicultural democracy. Areas of emphasis include democratic education, global perspectives, and social justice. The Department has an active Solidarity Committee to support and guide work on equity, justice, and anti-racist education the Teacher Education Program.
About the College:TheCollege of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Iowa Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #33 among the nation's 629 public universities ( U. S. News & World Report ). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City , a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.