Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies Education P-6 (Tenure Track)

The University of Alabama

United States

February 5, 2022

Description

Posting Details Requisition Number: 0813368

Number of Open Positions: 1 Position Title: Assistant Professor Other Title Information: Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies Education P-6 (Tenure Track) Organization: 212401 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION Position Summary:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood/elementary social studies education and teacher education
  • Teach graduate courses in social studies education
  • Maintain an active record in social studies education research and publish in scholarly journals
  • Direct graduate research studies in social studies education and curriculum & instruction
  • Obtain external funding in support of social studies education research
  • Promote the knowledge and skills associated with civic competence
  • Supervise practicum and internship experiences
  • Serve on student and faculty committees
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in program development and accreditation processes
  • Collaborate with local schools and school systems
  • Provide service within the university, to state and local educational agencies, and to relevant professional organizations
  • Ad Text:

    The University of Alabama College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction Elementary Education Program

    Position: Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies Education (Tenure Track) The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies Education (Tenure Track). A successful candidate will join an active research and teaching faculty as well as a vibrant student community. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, along with the College of Education, is firmly committed to creating a welcoming culture and practice of equity and inclusivity in which diverse identities and perspectives are recognized, valued, and promoted.

    About the University of Alabama and the College of Education

    The University of Alabama is experiencing tremendous growth, with enrollment reaching 37,842 students for fall 2020, compared to 27,052 in the fall of 2008. Approximately 40% of UA's freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT and the entering class in 2020 carries an average high school grade-point average of 3.83, with more than 42.3% having a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 600 currently enrolled and has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, The University of Alabama made Forbes' list of the Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. Finally, the University of Alabama has a total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.905 billion; 13,784 jobs; and $142.9 million in income and sales taxes (UA Center for Business and Economic Research). Please visit our University webpage (https: // www. ua.edu) for more details on University activities and faculty supports.

    Our mission at the College of Education (COE) is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. To that end, the COE welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to UNITE with the larger community to collaboratively nurture cultural competence, empathy, and a vision of equity and justice for all learners; ACT to develop the full potential of all learners to be excellent professionals in their fields; and LEAD through continuous research-based critical inquiry of policy and reflective practice to enable transformative change in our diverse local and global communities. The COE consists of six Departments and is impactful in the lives of the individuals and entities we serve spanning populations, ages, settings, and contexts. Our faculty's research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia. Please visit our COE website (https: // education.ua.edu) for more details of our impactful community and faculty supports.

    Life in Tuscaloosa

    The University of Alabama is located in West Alabama and is 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, a quintessential college town with a population of 101,113, has excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities available. The Tuscaloosa area provides hiking, biking, and running trails, as well as playgrounds, parks, and dog parks to enjoy the outdoors. Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Nicol and Lake Lurleen offer sporting and leisure activities. Tuscaloosa is within driving distance of Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis, and the beaches of Gulf Shores. Tuscaloosa is also home to the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Bryant Museum, Children's Hands-On Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park, multiple sporting events, concerts hosted at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, and several festivals (e.g. West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Druid City Arts Festival, Druid City Pride Festival, Kentuck Arts Festival, etc.). Tuscaloosa continues to grow in population, cultural events, and shopping alongside the University. Please visit the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce (https: // tuscaloosachamber.com) to learn more about our wonderful city.

    Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood/elementary social studies education and teacher education
  • Teach graduate courses in social studies education
  • Maintain an active record in social studies education research and publish in scholarly journals
  • Direct graduate research studies in social studies education and curriculum & instruction
  • Obtain external funding in support of social studies education research
  • Promote the knowledge and skills associated with civic competence
  • Supervise practicum and internship experiences
  • Serve on student and faculty committees
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in program development and accreditation processes
  • Collaborate with local schools and school systems
  • Provide service within the university, to state and local educational agencies, and to relevant professional organizations
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field with an emphasis in Social Studies education
  • Minimum 2 years full-time classroom teaching experience in grades P-6
  • Evidence of recent scholarly work in social studies education
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses in social studies methods P-6
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in social studies education
  • Evidence of potential to collaborate in elementary schools through partnership activities
  • Evidence of potential to secure external funding for research projects
  • Further information about the program and college is accessible at www. education.ua.edu.

    Please direct questions to Co-Chairs: Dr. Elizabeth K. Wilson, ewilson@ua.edu or Julianne M. Coleman, jucoleman@ua.edu.

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Starting Date: August 16, 2022

    Benefits:

  • Health and Life Insurance
  • TIAA-CREF available
  • Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama
  • Summer employment available on an as needed basis
  • Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Application Process: Please apply online at https: // facultyjobs.ua.edu. Materials to be submitted should include a Cover Letter (please include 1-2 paragraphs describing your research trajectory in social studies education for the next 3-5 years), curriculum vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level degrees, and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process.

    Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

    The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and the College of Education actively seeks diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Additional Position Information: UA EEO Statement

    The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law” https: // www. eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/posterscreenreaderoptimized.pdf “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement https:// www. dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf

    Search Initiation Date: 12/17/2021 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Attach as three (3) separate “Other Documents”: 1. Document Number 1 – Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references 2. Document Number 2 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework (combine multiple transcripts into one document) 3. Document 3 – Up to three samples of professional writings (combine multiple writing samples into one document)

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