Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies
Curriculum & Teaching
The Department of Curriculum &Teaching in the School of Education at The University of Kansas (KU) is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies. This 9-month, tenure-track position will begin in August 18, 2020. We seek a scholar interested in promoting just, equitable and inclusive education, who can help us expand our commitment to the education of children and youth in varied school settings and prepare PK-12 educators and researchers. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns excellent ratings for its education programs from U.S. News & World Report.
The Department of Curriculum & Teaching offers degrees at the undergraduate (B.S. Ed.), Master’s (M.A. and M.S. Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) levels. Teaching load is two courses per semester. A high research productivity, including peer-reviewed publications and successful grant applications leading to external funding, is expected. The successful applicant is expected to integrate individual and cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion into teaching, research, and service.
The University of Kansas is a Division I Research Institution with an enrollment of approximately 30,000. Lawrence is a community of over 90,000, located 30 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital. The University’s main campus is in Lawrence. School of Education programs also are offered on the main campus, through the KU Edwards Campus in the Kansas City area and online. The Department of Curriculum & Teaching is the largest of five departments in the School of Education.
The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by time of appointment.
Teaching (.40 FTE)
The successful applicant will teach courses related to curriculum foundations and curriculum development at the undergraduate, master’s or doctoral level depending on department needs. A two-course teaching load per semester is normally expected. Duties and responsibilities include:
Teach courses in the areas of curriculum foundations/curriculum development
Advise and mentor graduate degree-seeking students.
Direct M.S.Ed., Ed.D., and Ph.D. research projects, theses, and dissertations.
Serve on master’s project/thesis committees, doctoral comprehensive examination committees, and doctoral dissertation committees.
Serve as an advisor for graduate students who select a curriculum focus for their dissertation research.
Research (.40 FTE)
Direct an ongoing program of research in the general area of curriculum studies. Duties and responsibilities include:
Regularly publish research in refereed journals or other scholarly outlets in the areas of curriculum, critical theories, social justice-oriented curriculum, education, or teacher education.
Present research at scholarly national or international conferences of professional organizations.
Seek external funding to support research agenda and fund advisees as graduate research assistants.
Serve as a mentor to students to develop their research skills and scholarly production.
Service (.20 FTE)
Provide service to the Curriculum & Teaching programs, Department of Curriculum & Teaching, School of Education, University of Kansas community, and the field of education.
Serve on committees within the Department of Curriculum & Teaching, School of Education, and The University of Kansas.
Represent the Department of Curriculum & Teaching and its programs to the university and national groups.
COLLEGIALITY: The Department of Curriculum & Teaching values collegiality. All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect towards students, staff and colleagues.
Doctorate in Curriculum Studies or closely related area (earned by August 18, 2020)
Evidence of successful PK – 12 teaching experience including a minimum of three (3) years of experience teaching at the PK – 12 level at a U.S. based institution.
Experience working with diverse populations in schools
Evidence of effective university teaching experience (face-to-face and/or online)
Evidence of a record of scholarly work
Demonstrated record of, or potential for, research and scholarly publications that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education.
Good written communication skills as evidenced by application materials
Experience collaborating with university and public school faculty and staff
Contact Information to Applicants
Committee Chair: Dr. Barbara Bradley, email@example.com
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application package includes: (1) an online application, (2) a cover letter detailing work experience and education experiences, (3) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV (including publications and conference presentations in the field), (4) research statement, (5) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching (such as teaching evaluations), (6) and names with contact information for three professional references.
Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. As part of the materials above, applicants should inform us of their contribution and engagement in areas of diversity,
equity, and inclusion. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2019 and continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, applying before the application review date is advised.