Position: The Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Education Policy, Organization
and Leadership are seeking a faculty member at open rank (assistant, associate or full professor)
level as a joint appointment in social studies and history of education. This is a full-time, nine
month, tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire.
Position Description: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction possesses an outstanding
reputation in the areas of curriculum development and teacher education. Education Policy,
Organization and Leadership is internationally known for developing leaders in social
foundations, educational leadership, policy, higher education & human resource development.
We seek candidates who will join the College of Education to engage in scholarship, discovery
and innovation to provide transformative learning experiences to have an impact on society.
We seek candidates with expertise in social studies education (grades 5 – 12) and history of
education. Candidates will undertake a program of research that will lead to an outstanding and
sustained record of scholarship and external funding. Teaching assignments will include social
studies methods courses in the middle grades and secondary licensure program, graduate courses
in social studies education and undergraduate/graduate courses in the social foundations of
education, history of education (e.g., related to political, social and cultural movements) and
online within diversity and equity. Candidates will participate in graduate program development
in on campus and online environments and in the recruitment and training of graduate students.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in social studies education, history of education or a related
field is required. Evidence of scholarly activity/potential is required: Candidates at the associate
or full professor level must have an established record of research, teaching, and service to meet
the University’s requirements for tenure at the appropriate rank. Candidates at the assistant
professor level must have an earned doctorate at the time of hire. Teaching experience with
students from grades K- 12 is required.
Preferred Experience: Social studies teaching experience in middle or secondary school grades.
Familiarity with the College, Career and Civic Life Frameworks for Social Studies. Significant
professional and/or academic experience in multicultural, urban educational settings. Research
and publications related to diversity, equity and inclusion in schools. Demonstrated commitment
to undergraduate teacher preparation and working with diverse populations, prior university
teaching experience, and the use of technology for instructional delivery, including online.
Responsibilities: Carry out an active program of research and actively pursue external funding.
Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate-level course work related to social studies
education and history of education. Advise and recruit master’s and doctoral students in
education. Contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Provide leadership and service at the national, state, and local levels related to social studies
education and history of education.
Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting
date is August 16, 2020.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2019. Please create a
candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload one file that contains a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research philosophies, and the contact
information for three references by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted
for your application to be considered. For more information please contact: Professor
Gloriana González, Committee co-chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or Committee co-chair, William
Trent at email@example.com