Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Secondary Social Studies

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/14/2022 1:42 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5662
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
School of Teacher Educ & Leadership
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.

Overview

Utah State University's School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Secondary Social Studies Education, beginning August 2023. Reviews of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for remote work.

 

This position is a nine-month, academic-year appointment with the opportunity for summer employment. The position is located on USU's main campus in Logan, Utah, a Carnegie-recognized R1 Institution of Higher Education. The ideal candidate will be a talented researcher and an expert teacher capable of using a variety of delivery modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online, and web broadcast). This faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate secondary social studies methods courses, master’s level social studies courses, and doctoral-level foundations courses. In addition, faculty members in social studies education have opportunities to collaborate on research projects in social studies education with colleagues across the university statewide campus system and the Cultural Studies Concentration. The Cultural Studies Concentration is an interdisciplinary program that examines social, cultural, philosophical, and historical issues in education and society.  The new tenure-track Assistant Professor will join a vital group of more than 35 faculty in TEAL – 28 located on the Logan campus and 7 on Statewide campuses.

 

Using an extensive knowledge base in theoretical and practice-oriented research, TEAL nurtures a vision of effective, equitable educational experiences for all students and seeks to provide leadership in social studies education. Such leadership includes excellent teaching and research. TEAL seeks applicants who share this vision and welcome the opportunity to join a strong program to make contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Responsibilities

  1. Teach undergraduate courses in secondary social studies education and graduate courses in social studies education using face-to-face, broadcast, and online delivery methods;
  2. Engage in academic scholarship, including grant writing and conducting/publishing research in social studies education;
  3. Chair and serve on graduate student committees in social studies education and Cultural Studies;
  4. Supervise student teachers;
  5. Provide national, state, and local service to the profession;
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to teaching and working with students from diverse populations; and,
  7. Develop partnerships with schools to facilitate research and provide social studies education programs. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned EdD or PhD by August 2023, with expertise in social studies education at the secondary level.
  2. A record of refereed journal publications that aligns with the assistant professor level.
  3. Significant experiences using quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies.
  4. Evidence of ability to establish a program of research that includes student involvement.
  5. Teaching experience at the university level with content knowledge in secondary level social studies education.
  6. Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the secondary level.
  7. A commitment to support diversity and inclusiveness.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working on and/or obtaining extramural research funding in support of teaching and scholarly work.
  2. Experience teaching via online technology and distance education delivery.
  3. Current or prior teaching certification at the secondary level.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Current curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. One sample of scholarly work to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  3. Copies of teaching evaluations for any university-level instruction to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Documents 1-10
  4. Contact information for three professional references to be entered in the Candidate Profile
  5. Letter of application describing your qualifications for the position to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover Letter"
  6. Statement describing your areas of research and research agenda for the next five years to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Research Statement"
  7. Statement of teaching philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Teaching Philosophy"

All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) continues its tradition of land-grant outreach, delivering quality teacher education to preservice and in-service cohorts. TEAL offers an array of baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including a distance-delivered doctorate, within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. TEAL provides outreach programs within the University's Statewide Campuses system, including an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers. The department provides the highest number of graduates to become teachers in the state of Utah. The mission of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership is to inspire and prepare effective and reflective educators, scholars, and leaders through dynamic learning experiences; diverse knowledge and thought; school, community, and global engagement; and research and innovation that inform practice. The department consists of 35 faculty representing diverse areas of education. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college. This position will be physically located in Logan at the main campus.  

 

College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

*updated 11/2022

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