The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota is seeking an Associate or Full Professor of Critical Elementary Teacher Education. This faculty member will contribute to the research, teaching, and service in the program and department. The successful candidate will be a field-shaping thought leader whose expertise in social justice-oriented teacher education centers on critical, interdisciplinary approaches to working at the intersections of social identities such as race, gender, social class, and sexuality with a view to enhancing equity in classrooms, schools, and communities.
The Elementary Education program consists of an undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree; a Master’s of Education (MEd) Initial Licensure Program; a Master’s of Arts Degree; and a PhD major. For more than a decade, Elementary Education has been the Department’s largest program area in terms of total number of students across degrees (200+ Undergrads; 100+ teacher licensure students; 5-10 M.A./Ph.D. students). Across all of its programs, Elementary Education faculty and staff intentionally aim to enact-- in their research, teaching, service, outreach, and program leadership--the Department’s commitment to promote social justice and dismantle racial, socioeconomic, gender and language injustices in education; actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination; and to develop future teachers, practitioners, and researchers who are equipped to identify and challenge systems and structures of racism and oppression in the field, locally and globally.
The individual hired will be appointed to a fullâtime, 9âmonth, tenure-track position. This position will begin with the 2020â2021 academic year, with a start date of August 31, 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Located in the culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the University offers many and varied opportunities for research and engagement in communities statewide. Additional information about the College and department can be found at www.cehd.umn.edu; C&I department www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/.
Specific responsibilities of the individual hired include, but are not limited to:
Build upon their strong and established research agenda pertinent to Elementary Education as it relates to equity and social justice
It is expected that the candidate will further develop their already strong record of publication
Teaching and Advising (40%)
Contribute to the teaching and advising of graduate students (teacher candidates, practicing teachers, M.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. students) primarily in the Elementary Education Program area
The individual will be expected to teach four courses per academic year with possible summer teaching opportunities available
Provide leadership in the Elementary Education program area; across the Department, College, and University; and nationally
Participate in community service and/or other outreach and public engagement activities and in the activities of relevant professional organizations
Doctorate degree in education or a related field of study
Knowledge of, commitment to, and national recognition in the broad, interdisciplinary field of Elementary Education
Experience teaching equity and justice-oriented courses for elementary teacher candidates; practicing elementary teachers; and PhD students, at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity efforts in educational contexts
Experience teaching and researching elementary school students
A well-established publication record
Evidence of a commitment to teaching, research, and collaborating in community-based settings
Background in multiple theoretical traditions and perspectives
Knowledge and experience with multiple research methodologies
Internal Number: 335507
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