Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Secondary Education (Generalist)

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

Oklahoma State University is accepting applicants for an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice faculty position in Secondary Education within the School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences in the College of Education and Human Sciences, beginning August 2021. Classes will be primarily taught at the OSU Stillwater campus.
The Secondary Education faculty at Oklahoma State University share a broad range of experiences, research emphases, and pedagogical content knowledge. We have taught in diverse middle and high school classrooms in urban and rural communities, and in diverse communities with high rates of poverty. We utilize a wide array of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in our efforts to make meaningful contributions to teachers’ and students’ lives as part of our land-grant mission. We believe that the secondary classroom should provide socially and personally relevant experiences for
children, based on culturally responsive and generative pedagogy in knowledge of effective practices. We serve our profession at the local, state, and national levels through our professional organizations. We are seeking an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice to join this vibrant and collaborative group of scholars.
Minimum Requirements
• An earned doctorate in Secondary Education, Middle Grades Education, English Education,
Social Studies Education or Curriculum and Instruction from an accredited college or university
(ABDs will be considered but employment is contingent on conferral of degree by time of hire);
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through equity-focused teaching, service
and/or research;
• Experience in culturally-sustaining pedagogies and building communities of practice;
• Minimum of three years of successful, full-time 6-12 teaching experience in U.S. public schools
• Experience in working with 6-12 students and families from diverse backgrounds;
• Evidence of or demonstrated potential for highly effective undergraduate and graduate
instruction in innovative instructional methodologies of secondary students;
• Experience within both theoretical and practical experience in typical and atypical development
of adolescents in the context of their families, cultures, and communities;
• A record or plan for engagement in service that furthers the land-grant mission of the
University; and
• Evidence of collegiality and collaboration at the higher education levels and with public school
Preferred qualifications:
• Experience or certification in two or more content areas.
• Experience in innovative approaches to curriculum design and field placement supervision;
• Experience in effective and engaging hybrid and/or online teaching;
• Expertise in partnering with school and community partners and professional learning
communities; and
• Demonstrated understanding of the needs of multiple, interacting influences on adolescent
development and learning concerning the intersection of culture and learning; curriculum,
assessment techniques, and instructional approaches for 6-12 students.
Responsibilities for this faculty position include:
• Teaching undergraduate courses in secondary education;
• As needed, teaching graduate courses in master’s programs;
• Developing and implementing innovative strategies for the effective recruitment and retention
of traditional and non-traditional students to the secondary education program;
• Facilitating field placements and supervising field placements of teacher candidates;
• Collaborating with public schools and university faculty and staff to address the needs of 6-12
students and educators, as well as the community; and,
• Engaging in professional service at the program, school, university, national, and international
The successful candidate will appreciate the University’s land grant mission and embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through high-quality and integrated teaching, research, and service. Strong commitment to collaboration and collegiality are highly valued. Secondary Education faculty members will work with others within the program, college, and community to enhance and expand existing strengths and increase the positive impact of the program on education in the state of Oklahoma, the region, and the nation.

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. Shanedra Nowell 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), transcripts, and the names and complete contact information (phone, email, physical mailing address) of three professional references. Additionally, please provide three letters of recommendation from current or former students as evidence of teaching effectiveness, and as evidence of centering relationships and engages in difficult conversations. 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. Shanedra Nowell

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  

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify 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, disability or protected veteran status. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.

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