This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track undergraduate and graduate faculty position (100% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to teach courses in K-12 Social Studies methods and other classes dependent on expertise and department needs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Education: Doctorate in elementary or secondary education or closely related field with an emphasis in Social Studies or a strong Social Studies background. Doctorate must be completed by start of contract.
Experience in area of expertise: Minimum of three years of K-12 Social Studies teaching experience
Additional academic preparation or experience: Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse demographic communities and experience in enhancing student ability to appreciate and engage effectively in diverse cultures, backgrounds and identities.
Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to, and experience for preparing teachers to incorporate research-based teaching practices into their teaching of Social Studies within teacher education and/or professional development settings.
Demonstrated understanding of the WI Standards for Social Studies, the MN K-12 Academic Standards in Social Studies and the NCSS-National Standards for Social Studies teachers.
Familiarity with the Social Studies EdTPA.
Record of continuing professional development.
Demonstrated experience and an understanding of effective teaching and student engagement practices with traditional and nontraditional students.
Demonstration of a beginning research agenda related to Social Studies education, teacher development or related field.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive work environment and collaborate as a team member.
Ability to advise and mentor students including supervision of teacher candidates in field experiences.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Curriculum vitae (resume)
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering oyour primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in the K-12 classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level oyour service and professional contributions oyour applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (Other Document)
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Florence Monsour, Chair Department of Teacher Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by midnight on January 27, 2019. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran or military status. All persons, especially women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials:
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the final candidates may be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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