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Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Education

UIS School of Education
Springfield, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Education in the College of Public Affairs and Education at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks a scholar with specialization in culturally responsive educational practices related to one or more of the following: special education, school psychology, bilingual/ESL education, digital pedagogies, elementary/early childhood literacy, or related fields. This is a full-time on-campus position tenure-track academic appointment beginning August 16, 2023. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.


Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage with programs aimed at supporting underrepresented faculty, for example: the Underrepresented Faculty Recruitment program:


Duties & Responsibilities:

Teaching: The faculty member for this position will teach across teacher education and educational leadership courses. The proposed courses include a wide range that will be determined by the subarea/s expertise of the new hire. Potential courses include TEP 207, 222, 224, 305, and/or 315. EDL 541/505: 70%

Scholarship: The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research and publication related to urban education and/or related fields: 20%

Service: Willingness to engage in service and to assume leadership roles in the School, College, University, State, and the PK-12 profession are expected: 10%

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate completed by August 15, 2023 in Urban Education or a related discipline, as well as a record of/potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching;

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in an urban educational setting;

Disciplinary background, particularly in the areas of urban education with a sub-expertise in special education, school psychology, bilingual/ESL education, digital pedagogies, and/or elementary/early childhood literacy;

Demonstrated excellence in supporting the academic achievement of Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous students; Experience using a variety of technologies to design and deliver instruction or willingness to learn;

Capacity for collaboration with PK-12 and higher education professionals, and Interest in participating in the development of innovative, culturally responsive curricula

Application deadline (5pm): 1/6/2023


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