Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies

Oklahoma, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Oklahoma State University is accepting applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
faculty position in Curriculum Studies within the School of Teaching, Learning and
Educational Sciences in the College of Education and Human Sciences, beginning
August 2021. This position is primarily assigned to the OSU-Stillwater campus, with
some OSU-Tulsa teaching responsibilities. The Curriculum Studies Program is seeking
an outstanding scholar and a leading professional.
The Curriculum Studies program prepares K-20 curriculum leaders from various
disciplines, professors of education, curriculum developers and researchers, and
educational leaders in various settings. The program’s mission is to cultivate scholars’
and leaders’ self-reflexivity, broad and deep interdisciplinary understanding of
curriculum studies knowledge, and ability to create and use research and scholarship
for the benefit of diverse local, national, and international communities. The program
offers Curriculum and Leadership Studies Option in Teaching, Learning, and
Leadership MS degree, PhD degree in Curriculum Studies (including three Options:
Curriculum and Leadership, College Curriculum and Teaching, and International and
Peace Curriculum), and a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching. The OSU
Curriculum Studies Project and William F. Pinar Endowed Curriculum Studies Fund also
provide unique opportunities to bring internationally-renowned curriculum scholars
together with students, teachers, faculty, and other community members to address
important curriculum issues for the advancement of the field.
The successful candidate will value the Oklahoma State University land grant mission
and embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community through
high-quality and integrated teaching, scholarship, and service. This tenure-track faculty
member will contribute to the program and the field of curriculum studies and will have
opportunities to collaborate with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in
research and program development to increase the positive impact of the program on
the state of Oklahoma, the region, the nation, and the international world. Major
responsibilities include:
• Establishing a scholarly research agenda through publications, grant writing, and
presentations, and showing the potential for leadership in advancing the field of
curriculum studies;
• Teaching courses in areas such as curriculum history, curriculum theory,
curriculum design, K-20 curriculum, pedagogy, cultural diversity, college
curriculum and teaching, and international and peace education;
• Recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students;
• Providing service to departmental, college, and university committees, and
participating in professional organizations at local and national/international
levels; and
• Collaborating with faculty in other programs across the campus and engaging in
purposeful University outreach to foster productive relationships with local
• Ed.D. or Ph.D. with an emphasis in Curriculum Studies or closely related area;
• Record of scholarly productivity and evidence of emerging research agenda;
• Teaching experience at the levels of K-12 schools and/or higher education;
demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence at the university
level; record of effective online and/or hybrid teaching;
• Strong working knowledge of various research methodologies;
• Ability to build productive professional relationships with public schools,
colleges, and local communities; and
• Evidence of professional service and of efforts in seeking external grant funding.
• Research expertise in the area of curriculum and teaching in higher education;
• Expertise in international and peace curriculum and nonviolence education;
• Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies;
• Experience in advising graduate students; and
• Experience in obtaining and engaging externally funded projects
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Benefits include comprehensive medical and retirement plans.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: The process of reviewing applications will begin
December 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled (contingent upon
available funding).
Search Chair: Dr. Hongyu Wang can be reached at to
answer any applicant questions.
To apply, please visit and submit the following: a letter of
application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching (including philosophy, practices, and
experiences), and statement of research interests (including current and future research
pursuits), transcripts, and the names and complete contact information (phone, email,
physical mailing address) of three professional references. For assistance with your
required materials, you may contact Lisa Baker, STLES Administrative Assistant, at
For more information about the School of Teaching, Learning & Educational Sciences,
please visit our website at  For more information
about the program or position, contact search committee chair Dr. Hongyu Wang at
Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher
education dedicated to scholarship, teaching, and service with an enrollment of more
than 24,000 students. Information regarding the College of Education and Human
Sciences may be found at
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employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin,
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