Assistant/Associate Professor - Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology (DALET)

The Department of Counseling and Educational Studies in the Johns Hopkins School of Education invites applications for a full-time, promotion-eligible faculty position at the assistant or associate level to work in our Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology (DALET) concentration, beginning fall 2021. DALET is growing and we seek colleagues who are strongly motivated to work as part of a team to generate ideas and pursue initiatives that will build our capacity and reputation as a world-class graduate program in educational technology. Doctoral candidates on the cusp of graduation and early career scholars are encouraged to apply, along with more seasoned scholars and practitioners. Given the School of Education’s focus on social justice and the increasing challenges related to the digital divide, we are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship can address these pressing issues.

This faculty member will contribute to the DALET concentration (which leads to a M.S.Ed.) and the Leadership in Technology Integration graduate certificate, both of which are fully online. Our students include K–12 teachers and leaders, instructional designers, educational technologists, and corporate trainers, among others, from the U.S. and many other countries. While maintaining our core commitment to K–12 education, the program is creating options to prepare professionals and future scholars in areas such as computational thinking and computer science education, data analytics and learning engineering, entrepreneurship in educational technology, learning experience design, online teaching and learning, and maker and out-of-school learning. We aim for our students to be practicing professionals with strong design thinking and systems thinking skills. More information on the DALET program is available at .

We seek colleagues who are invested in excellent teaching, advising, scholarship, and developing our programs in educational technology. Our ideal candidate has a well-articulated research agenda and connects these interests across many areas of educational technology. This candidate also has a strong and demonstrated commitment to principles of equity and social justice and maintains critical, human-centered, and contextually aware perspectives on the design and implementation of educational technologies.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching online courses in the DALET concentration, and possibly for the Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning specialization in the Ed.D. program;
  • visioning, leading, and participating in research and scholarship in educational technology and related areas, individually and collaboratively;
  • mentoring future professionals and scholars; and
  • participating in program development, including innovative course creation, students’ career development, building our alumni network, and program evaluation/improvement

Required Qualifications

All applicants should provide evidence of the following:

  • An earned Doctorate in Instructional Technology or related fields, or an anticipated earned Doctorate, by July 2021 (individuals with content-area expertise and a strong focus on instructional technology will also be considered);
  • experience working in educational settings and organizations;
  • broad knowledge of the learning sciences, educational psychology, educational technology, and learning experience design;
  • excellence or the potential for excellence in graduate-level teaching and advising; and
  • demonstrated potential for maintaining an active research and publication agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

Especially competitive applicants will provide some evidence of the following:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: computational thinking/computer science education, content-area focus (e.g., STEM or history/social studies education), data analytics/learning engineering, games and simulations, learning experience design, maker/out-of-school learning, or online and blended teaching and learning;
  • expertise with extended reality games and environments, mobile apps, wearable devices, or other cutting-edge educational technologies;
  • teaching experiences in a range of learning environments;
  • ability to systematically design and develop educational interventions in the form of courses and educational technologies;
  • a track record of grant writing and funding and grant management, in addition to published scholarship;
  • experience with professional standards in the area of educational technology, and the professional learning needs of various educational technology stakeholders;
  • experience working with diverse populations of young and adult learners, from both urban and rural settings, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
  • potential for building partnerships within and beyond higher education; and
  • experience providing professional consultation in educational technology.

Academic program faculty in the School of Education are designated as clinical track or research track and this position’s designation is negotiable, as is the salary. This is a non-tenure track position, as the School of Education does not have a tenure track. Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, one sample publication, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification. To apply submit requested application materials electronically via Interfolio by clicking the Apply Now button .

Review of applications will begin 11/9/2020 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive. For further information about this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. James Diamond, at . Please contact Christina Kubilius, Senior HR Coordinator, at , with any questions regarding the application process.

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