College of Education: Open Rank Social Studies History of Education - Curriculum and Instruction

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL

ID: 7059994
Posted: September 3, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

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 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 or Committee co-chair, William Trent at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


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