Assistant Professor in Secondary Social Studies Education

The University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Professor in Secondary Social Studies Education


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for appointment to a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education beginning Fall semester 2021. Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field by August 2021 and knowledge of state and national teacher licensure requirements. Preference will be given to candidates who possess 1) three or more years of teaching experience at the secondary level, 2) an active research agenda in social studies education, 3) teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in both traditional and online formats, 4) Secondary Social Studies teaching certification, and 5) a record of successful experience working collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, students, and school personnel. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate programs in PreK-12 teaching and learning, and also literacy, bilingual, special education, and science and mathematics education. The department also offers undergraduate certification programs in elementary ESL and bilingual education (EC-6), middle-level education (4-8), secondary education (7-12), and all-level (EC-12) in music, art, theater arts, and physical education. Graduate programs are offered for currently certified teachers seeking a master’s degree (M.Ed.) and for college graduates who want to become certified teachers with (M.Ed.T) or without a master’s degree. Fully online M.Ed. programs in literacy, mathematics, and science education are available for those who need a more flexible option.

The College of Education is home to 2,600 students, 38 full-time faculty members, and 26 staff members, and not only prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment, but also contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments: Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with more than 800 graduates in the 2018-19 academic year. The College is currently one of Texas’s top producers of well-prepared education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2025 (

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 60,000, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solution / Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt amount U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2020 Best for Vets list.

Required Application Materials:

To apply go to and submit the following materials: a letter of interest describing your teaching experience and research agenda, a curriculum vita, and the contact information for three professional references. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars. Review of applications will start April 26, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Holly Hungerford-Kresser ( 

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists

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