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Visiting Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

The University of Iowa College of Education Department of Teaching and Learning Visiting Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education Position The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic year (9 month) faculty position at the rank of visiting assistant professor in the Social Studies Education program. The position will begin August 21, 2019. Description The selected candidate will have primary responsibilities of providing instruction and conducting research in the areas of elementary and secondary social studies education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Education Requirement Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in Social Studies Education or a related discipline by August 2019. Required Qualifications Three years of relevant experience in K-12 settings Ability to work independently and collaboratively Excellent written and verbal skills Promise of scholarly productivity Commitment to diversity Desirable Qualifications Evidence of excellent teaching skills at the undergraduate and graduate level U.S. licensure in relevant areas Experience in a teacher education program Responsibilities Teach three undergraduate/graduate courses per semester in the teacher education program (elementary and secondary social studies methods courses). Collaborate with social studies education faculty in coordinating the licensure program and the elementary methods courses. Advise MA students. Collaborate for at least 4 hours a semester with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms. Conduct independent and collaborative research in social studies education. Participate in program meetings and committees. Salary Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support. Appointment One academic year (9 month) visiting faculty appointment beginning August 21, 2019. Applications Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts. To apply for this position, go to our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/ and choose requisition number 73633. Address inquiries or nominations to Greg Hamot (gregory-hamotuiowa.edu) or call 319-335-5382. Screening Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. About the Program The Social Studies Education program is committed to deepening students' comprehension of how to teach the social and behavioral sciences and history in a diverse society. The elementary and secondary social studies teacher education program components emphasize interdisciplinary explorations of the social studies through a curriculum that engages students in education for democratic citizenship, global perspectives, multicultural education, and social justice issues. 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. 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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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