Clinical Track Assistant/Associate Professor at the University of Rochester

The Warner School’s Teaching and Curriculum Program invites applications for a part-time clinical-track position in teacher preparation for social studies at the assistant/associate professor rank, starting with the academic year 2017-2018. Main responsibilities for this position include teaching master’s level courses in secondary social studies education and possibly other foundation courses in our graduate teacher preparation programs, advising and doing some field supervision for teacher candidates seeking NYS teaching certification in secondary social studies, and more generally taking primary responsibility for our secondary social studies teacher preparation program. The candidate will also be expected to engage in clinical scholarship and participate in university, community, and professional service. It would be highly desirable for the candidate to be able to supervise Ed.D. doctoral dissertations.

Applicants are expected to have a background in teacher preparation, with specialization in secondary social studies education, as well as experience with a variety of research methodologies, including action research. Experience teaching in and/or directing secondary social studies teacher preparation programs, and/or K-12 teaching experience in the focus area are highly desirable. Preferred applicants will have an earned doctorate (or a completed doctorate by the start date) in social studies education.

While the advertised position requires effort equivalent to a minimum of 50% of a full-time faculty position, the recipient will be welcome and supported to seek grants or other sources of additional funding not to exceed the equivalent of an additional 50% effort.

The Teaching and Curriculum Program within which this position is nested offers master’s and doctoral degree programs as well as programs that lead to NYS teacher certification at the initial and professional levels. All these programs emphasize a social, historical, and contextual approach to education that is rooted in an interdisciplinary perspective, and build on the integration of theory and practice. The position requires a commitment to teacher education, school reform, diversity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as a strong theoretical background and a scholarly agenda that focuses specifically on practice.

Send a letter of application stating research and teaching interests; current vita; samples of publications, syllabi, or other professional writing; and letters of reference to: Jeffrey Choppin, Search Committee Chair, Box 270425 LeChase Hall, Warner Graduate School of Education, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2017. We will begin to review applications as of January 31, while continuing to process later applications until the position is filled.

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