Assistant Professor in Secondary Education
Curriculum & Teaching
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
- Teach courses and develop curriculum in undergraduate and
graduate programs including the department’s online M.S.Ed. program
in Curriculum and Instruction, in-person and virtually based upon
- Model effective instructional practices for diverse student
populations and the use of instructional technology in
face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments.
- Mentor undergraduate and graduate students
- Hold regular office hours
- Demonstrate sustained productivity through scholarly
works/research through regular publications and professional
- Have a record of or potential for securing external funding to
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
- Participate in the regular academic activities of the
department and School, including committee assignments and general
- Collaborating with faculty across the School of Education and
Human Sciences as well as performing service to the department,
School, University, regional K-12 schools, and the profession.
- Serve on and chair graduate committees
- Professional service in the academic discipline and/or
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age,
ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender
expression, and genetic information in the university's programs
and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university
policy. The following persons have been designated to handle
inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the
Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive
Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,
IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045,
785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder,
and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop
7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205,
913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City,
Kansas medical center campuses).
Contact Information to Applicants
Dr. Steven White, Search committee chair
Department of Curriculum & Teaching
School of Education and Human Sciences
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS. 66045
- Doctorate in Secondary Education, Curriculum and Instruction,
or Teacher Education with a concentration in middle/secondary
social studies education, or a closely related field. If ABD,
terminal degree must be achieved prior to the employment start
date, by August 18, 2024.
- Minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience in
- Demonstrated (or high potential for) teaching excellence with
best-practices initiatives (including a culturally responsive
pedagogy) in a university setting including the ability to develop
and teach online courses.
- Demonstrated (or high potential for) research and/or
scholarship relevant to social studies education as demonstrated
through publications, awards, research grants, or
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
The Department of Curriculum & Teaching at the University of
Kansas is seeking nominations and applications for a tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Secondary
Education. The position’s primary focus is teaching secondary
social studies education courses in the department’s teacher
education campus-based undergraduate program in Lawrence, Kansas.
Additionally, the candidate will be directing our Social Studies
education program. The position will be full-time on an academic
year appointment to begin August 18, 2024.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with
students and be surrounded by collaborative colleagues across the
School of Education and Human Sciences. We work together as a
supportive intellectual community and seeks a colleague who will
enhance our organization in the following ways: 1) Demonstrate a
strong commitment that requires the academy to live up to its
ideals regarding to access, equity, and success; 2) Support social
justice; and 3) Participate in the School’s commitment to public
engagement and activism that better serves underserved communities
of students and employees locally, statewide, and
Successful applicants will have a doctorate in Secondary Education,
Curriculum and Instruction, or Teacher Education with a
concentration in middle/secondary social studies or a closely
related field. Applicants are encouraged to outline areas of
interests in their application materials.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and
provide equal education and employment opportunities, the
university actively encourages applications from members of
underrepresented groups in higher education.
KU is a Carnegie Research-Extensive Institution with a student body
of over 28,000 students representing every state and more than 113
foreign countries. The University is located in Lawrence, a city
with a population exceeding 95,000. KU is approximately 30 minutes
from urban schools in Kansas City, Kansas and 45 minutes to Kansas
City, Missouri. KU has an Edwards campus in the Kansas City metro
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S, by
the time of appointment.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2023 and continues
until the position is filled.
A complete application consists
- A cover letter that describes your research/scholarly work,
teaching philosophy, and teaching experience;
- A current and complete curriculum vitae listing your record of
accomplishments and productivity;
- Copies of graduate transcripts;
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student
- Writing sample or publication; and
- The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of
at least three professional references.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the
following question at the time of application. The response must be
within 4,000 characters or less.
Only complete applications will be considered. Other
documentation may be requested. Finalists will be required to
submit to a background investigation. The preferred position
starting date is August 18, 2024.
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion?