Tenure Track Assistant Professor (University of Wyoming)

Position Type:                         Full Time, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

The University of Wyoming is a nationally recognized public research university focused on students who seek personalized learning in a Rocky Mountain environment.  Laramie, a town of about 30,000 people, provides both a milieu of a University with approximately 13,000 students, and a distinctive identity as an important city in a predominantly rural, sparsely populated state.  The larger cities of Colorado’s Front Range, including Denver, are within 1-2 hours driving distance.  The location is ideal for a wide range of outdoor sports and activities.

The College of Education celebrates 50 years of continuous NCATE accreditation and is recognized as a pioneer in school-university partnerships and educational renewal.  It is home to 60 faculty distributed among Departments of Educational Studies, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Professional Studies, and Secondary Education with a growing array of off-campus and on-line instruction.  The college is strongly committed to attracting a diverse pool of faculty where a wide variety of cultural experiences and competencies are valued.  Additionally, the college sponsors multiple initiatives to promote democracy and diversity in education, including supporting the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice and the Martin Luther King – Days of Dialogue, two university wide endowed conferences where diversity and social justice are the focus.

The Department of Educational Studies is committed to providing the foundations of knowledge in multicultural education, human development, schooling and education, teaching and learning, and assessment in order to foster democracy and honor diversity. We seek to foster emerging change agents’ reflective practice that would allow and help them to apply and further these beliefs, knowledge, and skills in a variety of school contexts while raising awareness of social justice.

Tenure-Track Position: The department is seeking a promising and innovative scholar who is firmly and actively committed to promoting diversity and social justice through teaching, scholarship, and service at public schools, universities, and community settings.  Candidates with extensive experience working with diverse populations, multicultural and/or multilingual students and families; who has expertise in English as a Second Language/TESOL; who has experience with American Indian Education as well as Native populations; and who can provide bold, imaginative, and collaborative leadership to our faculty, students, and the local, state, and national communities that we serve are especially desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in educational foundations on-campus and through distance delivery.
  • Establish and/or continue a productive research agenda.
  • Advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provide outreach and professional development to educators throughout the state.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in curriculum and instruction or closely related field (ABDs are encouraged to apply)
  • Strong expertise in current issues and practices in multicultural education, diversity and social justice
  • Evidence of effective instruction during one or more years teaching in PreK-12 classrooms or closely related areas
  • An active research agenda

Desired Qualification/s:

  • Expertise in/with multicultural and/or multilingual students populations
  • Cross-cultural teaching experiences
  • Expertise in and experience with American Indian Education and Native populations
  • Experience/expertise in English as a Second Language (ESL/TESOL)
  • Experience in diverse school settings
  • A record of successful teaching in higher education
  • Experience in research and publication
  • Experiences/interest in international and distance education

 

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy.  Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continually reviewed until November 10, 2015.  The position is to begin in August 1, 2016.  For full consideration, submit a complete application packet including a separate cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of references, graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation (at least one letter speaking directly to your successful teaching in higher education).

Please send all completed applications electronically to:        

Educational Studies Office Associate:

Stephanie Ksionzyk

sksionzy@uwyo.edu

For more information please contact:

Dr. Angela M. Jaime

Search Committee Chair

jaimea@uwyo.edu

Department of Educational Studies

Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

(307)766-3991

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