The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for one academic year open rank (i.e., assistant/associate/full professor) tenure-track faculty position in Social Studies Education beginning August 19, 2020.
We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise or accomplishment in research that impacts social studies education. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a robust program of empirical research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; coordinate the social studies teacher education program; participate in a new interdisciplinary doctoral program; and advise undergraduate, MA, and PhD students. We seek applicants who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in education.
Major responsibilities include: conduct an active program of research and build a scholarly research agenda in education; design and teach undergraduate/graduate courses in teacher education and the Department of Teaching and Learning; coordinate the social studies teacher education program; and advise MA, and PhD students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding; contribute to national and international scholarship; be involved with local, state, and national activities that support the practice of social studies education; and participate in service to the program, department, college, and university. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours a semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.
Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 19, 2020.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Program
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa has over 40 faculty members and over 750 students. It includes nine teacher education programs and five doctoral programs. The Social Studies undergraduate and graduate programs (MA, MAT) emphasize interdisciplinary explorations of the social studies. Areas of emphasis include in education for democratic citizenship, global perspectives, multicultural education, and social justice. The Social Studies Education program is committed to deepening students' comprehension of how to teach the social and behavioral sciences and history in a pluralistic society. At the doctoral level, social studies will be blended with language, literacy, and culture and foreign language/ESL education programs to form a new interdisciplinary graduate program starting Fall 2020.
About the College
The College 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, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.
About the University and Surrounding Community
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 #28 among the nation's 629 public universities (U. S. News & World Report). More than 33,000 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 12 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 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 a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples.
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.