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Job ID: 179570

Assoc Professor/Professor of Teacher Education
University of North Texas


Date Posted Feb. 23, 2022
Title Assoc Professor/Professor of Teacher Education
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Teacher Education & Admin-132330
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Associate Professor
    Professor
  • Teacher Education
    Curriculum/Instruction
    Education - General
 
 

Department Summary
The Department of Teacher Education and Administration (TE&A) in the College of Education at The University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for the Endowed Chair in Teacher Education, beginning Fall 2022. The endowed chair will serve as director of the newly established North Texas Center for Inquiry in Teacher Education (NCITE) at the University of North Texas. NCITE will provide new and important research knowledge for the field of elementary teacher education, while also reflexively informing ongoing improvement of UNT’s teacher education program. The director will work collaboratively with faculty, research staff, students, and college leadership to co-create inquiry questions, design and conduct research, and share learnings suggested by evidence. The College envisions that a variety of research methods will contribute to successive iterations of courses, experiences, and the overall program, as well as contributing substantively to the research literature.

Applicants should have an impactful record of experience, research, and national visibility in the teacher education research community. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader in research planning, execution, and dissemination. We expect that candidates will also have a strong record in a focused program area such as social studies, STEM, early childhood, literacy, bilingual/multilingual education, educational foundations, and teacher leadership. All faculty in the College of Education are committed to improving people’s lives through powerful learning, social-emotional wellness, physical health, civic engagement, and equity-centered education.
University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. UNT is located only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport. At over 42,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities and is ranked in the top 8% of USA universities based on racial, geographic, gender, and age diversity and among the nation’s top 100 universities for social mobility and ethnic diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 College Rankings). UNT is among a very few universities to be a Research 1 University and also a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program of national and international significance, to secure external funding to support research, to mentor graduate students and junior faculty, to cultivate relationships with leaders in partner districts and schools, and to collaborate with faculty and external agencies to achieve the academic goals of the Department, College, and the University. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the development and operations of the newly formed NCITE research center. In addition, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses (offered at the UNT campus, off-site locations, and online), serve as chair and a member of doctoral dissertation committees, and contribute service to the Department, College, University, community constituencies, and professional organizations. Summer teaching is contingent on student demand and funding.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate Professor Required:
(1) Earned doctorate with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction (or a related field of study, including Language and Literacy, Math Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education); (2) Research, teaching, and/or leadership experience with culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations; (3) Excellence in university teaching experience; (4) Evidence of a nationally recognized research agenda and a publication record commensurate with rank; (5) Evidence of chairing of doctoral dissertations; (6) Evidence of successful experience in leadership positions at department, college, university, and professional organization levels. Finalists will be selected from among candidates who meet UNT’s criteria for tenure at the associate professor level.

Full Professor Required:
(1) Earned doctorate with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction (or a related field of study, including Language and Literacy, Math Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education); (2) Research, teaching, and/or leadership experience with culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations; (3) Excellence in university teaching experience; (4) Evidence of a nationally recognized research agenda and a publication record commensurate with rank; (5) Evidence of successful grant procurement; (6) Evidence of chairing of doctoral dissertations; (7) Evidence of successful experience in leadership positions at department, college, university, and/or professional organization levels; (8) Evidence of organizational capacity in leading others in executing complex projects to completion. Finalists will be selected from among candidates who meet UNT’s criteria for tenure at the full professor level.

Preferred Qualifications
Associate Professor Preferred:
(1) Experience in EC-12 education and/or educational systems that serve Communities of Color similar to those found in Texas; (2) Research agenda focused on topics in teacher education of contemporary urgency; (3) Research agenda that focuses on and with Communities of Color like those found in Texas; (4) Evidence of successful grant procurement.

Full Professor Preferred:
(1) Experience in EC-12 education and/or educational systems that serve Communities of Color similar to those found in Texas; (2) Research agenda focused on topics in teacher education of contemporary urgency; (3) Research agenda that focuses on and with Communities of Color like those found in Texas.


 
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