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Eveleen Lorton Endowed Chair for Pedagogical Practice, Innovation and Excellence

School of Education and Human Development
Coral Gables, Florida
Start date
Dec 7, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant or Associate Professor

Eveleen Lorton Endowed Chair for Pedagogical Practice, Innovation and Excellence

The Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Miami (UM) School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), is conducting a search for an early to mid-career faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor whose expertise and program of research will further the Department’s mission to foster innovation and excellence in educational practice. The successful candidate will be appointed as the Dr. Eveleen Lorton Endowed Chair for Pedagogical Practice, Innovation and Excellence. 

The Department welcomes applications from outstanding scholars whose work centers equity and inclusion both in teacher learning and development. Candidates should have experience working in racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse schools and communities, and in building sustainable school-university partnerships. Candidates should have the potential for, or a record of, accomplishment in scholarly research, publication, extramural funding, teaching and service that would qualify them for tenure at an AAU university.

We are seeking a colleague whose scholarly focus may include:

  • Robust research agenda related to equitable and inclusive approaches in teacher learning and development 
  • Focus on bridging research to educational practice through collaborative partnerships in urban settings
  • Commitment to educational equity through supportive practices for teacher learning and development
  • Knowledge of culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy that supports all students’ learning and development
  • Emphasis on educational transformation and innovation through the development of equity-oriented teachers as agents of change [school partnerships]
  • Leadership in the dual (elementary education and special education) certification teacher preparation program

Required Qualifications 

  • Earned PhD in curriculum & instruction, teacher education, literacy/reading education, special education, STEM education, or a related field of education
  • Demonstrated success or high potential to obtain external funding for research and/or professional development initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting teachers to meet the educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students
  • Demonstrated advocacy for and/or work with communities historically underserved and marginalized by educational policies and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor doctoral students with a range of research interests and career objectives

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant experience working in elementary and secondary schools
  • Strong interest in program development, including both degree programs and community- and school district-based partnerships

The duties of this position within the Department may include: (a) teaching and mentoring of pre service and in service teachers; (b) actively pursuing extramural funding, (c) community building with school-University partnership; (d) implementation of a substantive program of research; (e) mentoring doctoral students; (f) Department leadership; (g) collaboration with other faculty in the Department and SEHD on research and teaching, as appropriate; (h) Departmental and university service commensurate with rank; and (i) other duties as outlined in the Faculty Manual.

Candidates should submit

  • A cover letter.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Professional statement explaining how you will provide innovative leadership and contribute to the School’s pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, service, and community engagement (maximum of 2 pages).
  • Diversity statement that outlines experience in working with diverse populations and students and in enhancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of students, faculty, and/or staff (maximum of 2 pages).
  • Contact information for three references (name, institution, and email) who can comment on relevant accomplishments.

Review of candidates will begin on December 15, 2023

The Department of Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to improving the education of all students, providing high quality teacher education to pre-service teachers, and offering professional learning opportunities for in-service teachers. We prepare the next generation of specialists and researchers who will serve as leaders in schools, faculty members in a variety of settings, and experts in community programs and beyond.

The Department of Teaching and Learning values diversity among its faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from women and individuals from historically marginalized groups as we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

To Apply, below is the URL for the University of Miami job posting:

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.




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