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Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education

University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Based on experience
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

THE DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP AND TEACHER EDUCATION (LTE) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Social Studies Education. This appointment is a nine (9) month position beginning August 15, 2023.

RESPONSIBILITIES include engaging in scholarly research and publication related to social studies education, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses associated to social studies education in on-campus and online formats; supervising students completing practicum and internships in K-12 schools; advising secondary social studies majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels; seeking external funding to further research; engaging in professional and community service through cooperative work in schools and university partnerships; and working collaboratively with LTE faculty to promote, develop, and grow the social studies program.


  1. an earned doctorate in Social Studies Education or a closely related discipline with clear concentration in Social Studies Education (e.g., history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, geography, economics). ABDs will be considered; at least three years of social studies teaching experience in K-12 schools, and the ability to meet state teacher educator code requirements;  evidence of scholarly productivity in peer-reviewed academic journals; emerging evidence of a cohesive research agenda; evidence of / plan to seek external funding for research and training grants; experience providing undergraduate or graduate level instruction and/or supervision; ability to provide instruction in face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online formats; evidence of / plan for advising undergraduate and graduate students; plan to build collaborative partnerships with local K-12 schools; evidence of collaboration with faculty peers across disciplines.


  1. scholarship focused on delivery of social studies education content; expertise in history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, geography, economics, or other related field with knowledge of informal education; expertise in quantitative research methods and/or mixed methods research; grant-related experiences (e.g., submissions, grant management).

THE DEPARTMENT OF LTE currently has 15 full-time tenure track faculty, four non-tenure track instructional faculty members, and two staff members providing instruction and training for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking certification to prepare them for professional responsibilities in P-12 schools. LTE offers certification and non-certification programs in Educational Leadership at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Undergraduate programs include specialization in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education. The Department also offers graduate programs in Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading, Secondary, Special Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. 

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES serves approximately 1,800 graduate and undergraduate students and is one of nine colleges and schools in the university. The College supports a broad array of degree programs across five departments and is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and our educator preparation programs are accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education. Counseling programs in the college are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The College of Education and Professional Studies is committed to preparing exemplary professionals committed to life-long learning who are leaders in contributing to the betterment of our diverse and dynamic world.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA is a diverse and vibrant university that is focuses on teaching, research, service, and health care. As a growing leader in these areas, South offers a wide range of high-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs to approximately 14,000 students. Located in the city of Mobile, the university is a major public institution of higher learning on the upper Gulf Coast. In addition, we are located within the largest school district in the state of Alabama, which serves over 50,000 PK-12 students.  

INTERESTED APPLICANTS should email (1) a cover letter of interest to include a description of research, teaching, and service experiences, and a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at the University of South Alabama; (2) a Curriculum Vita that includes the names, affiliation, and contact information of three references, and (3) copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Ms. Dana Burleson, Administrative Assistant, College of Education and Professional Studies at Arrange all documents into one single PDF document. In the subject line of the email indicate “Social Studies Faculty Search”. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Christopher Parrish, Search Committee Chair at (251) 461-1941 or email at


Following the review of materials, applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have submitted three signed original letters of recommendation and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all degree granting institutions attended to Ms. Dana Burleson, College of Education and Professional Studies, University of South Alabama, UCOM 3600, 307 North University Blvd., Mobile, AL 36688-0002 or Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2023 with plans to hold on-campus interviews for finalists no later than the end of February 2023.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate

on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual

orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age,

genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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