Renewable Term Instructor of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

ID: 7219499 (Ref.No. if133301)
Posted: February 20, 2024

Job Description

The Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma (OU) - Norman Campus is pleased to invite passionate, creative, and ­­­­dynamic individuals to be part of a robust program and academic community. We are seeking applications for a full-time instructor to teach courses across disciplines and subject areas within the elementary education undergraduate program. This position is a 9-month, full time, teaching-focused, and renewable instructor line, with a course load of four in-person classes each semester. Teaching responsibilities include content or methodological courses, as well as field placement and supervision that involves maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders.

We seek applicants who are committed to promoting positive learning experiences for undergraduate pre-service teachers, as well as supporting and mentoring undergraduate teacher candidates in both formal and informal spaces as they navigate teacher preparation and induction. Candidates must be flexible, able to work with deftness within the dynamic environment that is elementary teacher education, and willing to take on different instructional roles within the program.

The University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive research institution serving the educational, cultural, economic, and health care needs of the state, the region, and the nation. The elementary program brings together varied expertise across content and discipline areas to prepare and develop future teacher leaders who are creative problem solvers able to meet challenges within many different contexts. We value our students as autonomous adults with rich life experiences that undergird their commitment to the  holistic mentorship of their students, and collaborative partnerships with their students’ families, and communities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited university, and in an educational field closely related to elementary education.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in any grades 1-8 (1-6 preferred).
  • Experience working with preservice or inservice teachers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in higher education, particularly in education and with undergraduates.
  • Experience in working with various stakeholders within the university and community (e.g., faculty, staff, school district administrators, cooperating inservice teachers).
  • More than one area of expertise related to best practices in elementary education.
  • Familiarity with current teacher accountability and/or certification requirements.
  • Experience in or capacity for mentoring university students and/or supervising them in field placements.



Applicants should refer to the Interfolio link here: or link and submit a one- to two-page letter of application that speaks to their teaching experiences and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information (telephone numbers and email addresses) of at least three professional references, and unofficial graduate transcripts (must have official transcripts if invited for interview). Applicants invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a teaching demonstration. Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date is August 15, 2024. Please direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Heidi Torres, at [email protected].