The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Educational Studies (DES) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in middle level pedagogy and special education (SPE) for a full-time tenure-track position, to begin as early as August 2023. The successful candidate will be a member of a diverse department that serves early childhood education, elementary/middle education, special education (K-12), and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL, K-12) programs. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in STEM education.
We seek an educator and scholar who actively connects theory and practice in the classroom, advances the field of teacher education, and brings a current understanding of pedagogical best practices to their teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates who have experience teaching courses with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is an exemplary educator who brings a demonstrated passion for pursuing educational equity and social justice to their work as a teacher educator. UWL’s School of Education is committed to preparing globally responsive teachers who are grounded in a strong academic curriculum that is linked to world events, geography, world cultures, and diverse perspectives.
The School of Education (SOE) is committed to strong partnerships with K-12 schools, and currently supports 17 Professional Development School (PDS) partnerships. The faculty member in this position will serve as the PDS liaison to one of our partner middle schools and will support Elementary/Middle Education majors in their second field experience.
Courses taught will include but are not limited to Field Experience II: Middle Level; Philosophy and Curriculum for Young Adolescent Learners; Student Teaching Seminar for Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) majors, and Special Education courses that align with the expertise of the candidate. A successful hire with expertise in STEM education will also teach Science Methods courses for majors in Elementary/Middle Education and/or Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3).