Assistant Professor, Urban Education and Secondary Social Studies

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Rhode Island’s School of Education invites applications for a full-time academic year position in urban education, with specialization in secondary social studies, beginning in Fall 2021 as a tenure track assistant professor. The successful candidate would coordinate the secondary social studies teacher education program and contribute to the development of course offerings relative to the urban school context. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will enhance the School’s commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and academic excellence.

Developing and maintaining an appropriate agenda of research and funding; teaching courses for secondary social studies teacher education, including, but not limited to methods of teaching social studies; developing courses with an urban education/social foundations perspective; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and engaging in sustainable partnerships to build knowledge and improve practices that serve urban students and schools.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00219).   

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Letter of Application, (#2) Curriculum Vitae which includes the names and complete contact information for at least three references (as one complete document), (#3) “Other Document” – a research statement with detailed plans and a teaching statement describing interests, approaches, and experiences (as one complete document).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applicants received by February 1, 2021. Second consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (February 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.