SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Screening begins October 20th
The School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Utah State
University, offers an Assistant Professor position in secondary social
studies teacher education. We offer programs for early childhood
education (K-3), elementary education, the social studies composite
secondary teaching major, and the professional education framework
leading to secondary education licensure in other teaching majors. We
also offer endorsement programs in early childhood education, reading
education, gifted and talented education, and ESL education
certification, as well as an Administrative/Supervisory Concentration.
Graduate degree offerings include MA, MS, MEd, EdS in elementary,
secondary education, and instructional leadership, and PhD in curriculum
and instruction, as well as doctoral concentrations in literacy,
mathematics, and instructional leadership.
As part of a land
grant institution, we deliver our programs to students on regional
campuses across the state of Utah.
We value our partnerships with local, state, national, and
international leaders and welcome the many ongoing opportunities we have
to collaborate toward common goals. Drawing on the extensive knowledge
base in both theoretical and practice-oriented research, we nurture a
vision of effective, equitable educational experiences for all students.
(1) Engage in academic scholarship, which includes grant writing and
conducting/publishing high-quality research in area of expertise (2)
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary social studies
education and potentially in other areas of expertise, (3) Show
commitment to teaching and working with students from diverse
populations, (4) Serve on and chair graduate student committees, (5)
Supervise student teachers, (6) Provide national, state, and local
service to the profession.
This position is a 9-month academic year position with the
opportunity for summer employment dependent on the availability of
funds. The search committee will consider applications at the Assistant
Professor Level. The School of Teacher Education and Leadership designs
programs and research focusing on increasing the quality of teaching,
learning, and leadership within complex local and global contexts. This
involves creating equitable educational opportunities for all students,
as well as preparing researchers and teachers to use evidence-base
instruction that results in improved student achievement and equitable
opportunities in schools for all students. The successful candidate is
expected to develop a cutting-edge research program, supervise graduate
students, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses delivered in
face-to-face, broadcast, and online formats.
(1) Earned EdD or PhD by August, 2017, with emphasis in secondary
social studies education, (2) Evidence of ability to conduct and publish
research, (3) Successful teaching experience at middle or secondary
school levels for a minimum of two years, (4) Current or prior
certification at the secondary school level, (5) Excellent interpersonal
and communication skills and collegial relationships with faculty,
students, and staff, (6) Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based
social studies instructional methods that support diversity,
inclusiveness, and academic achievement. (7) Expertise in qualitative
and/or quantitative research methodologies.
(1) Ability to write grant proposals to support teaching and
scholarly work, (2) Expertise in ELL, (3) Effective teaching at the
college/university level, (4) Experience with distance education
The open social studies education position is located at the Logan,
Utah campus. The new tenure-track Assistant professor will join a vital
school of 42 faculty--31 on the Logan campus and 11 on Regional
Campuses. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in
successful teaching at the middle or high school levels, as well as hold
or have held secondary licensure. With a background in social studies
education, the candidate will have the potential to engage in scholarly
work, including grant proposal writing. The candidate will have
excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have demonstrated
ability to work collegially with faculty, students, and staff.
The College and University
Utah State University (USU), a
land-grant university, is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research
activity.” It is in the top 3% of higher education institutions in the
country. USU received $232.8 million in research awards during the 2015
fiscal year. Enrollment (undergraduate and graduate students) exceeds
27,000. There are 41 schools and departments in eight academic colleges
and a School of Graduate Studies that offers 38 doctoral degrees and 96
master’s degrees. USU has a national and international reputation for
its education, agricultural, aerospace-engineering, and natural
resources academic programs. The College of Education and Human Services
is ranked 5th nationally in external funding with over $50.6 million in
external grants and contracts (US News and World Report, 2015). US News
and World report ranks the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education
and Human Services among the top 30 graduate schools of education in
the nation and the college's rapidly expanding online programs have been
ranked 17th in the nation. It is one of the largest colleges of
education in the nation, with eight departments, an elementary
laboratory school, over 130 tenure-track faculty, and hundreds of
Logan is a community of 60,000 located in Cache Valley in the
mountains of northern Utah, 80 miles north of Salt Lake City and 3 hours
from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is at the mouth of Logan Canyon, a
scenic gateway to a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There
are Forest Service campgrounds and extensive skiing, fishing, biking,
and hiking opportunities within a few miles of campus. Bear Lake (a
large, multiuse recreational lake on the Utah / Idaho border) is just 40
miles away through Logan Canyon. The city schools have a reputation of
being strong academically and are well situated throughout the valley.
Housing costs are moderate. Logan boasts a large regional hospital and
excellent medical and dental care services. The immediate region is
frequently ranked as one the safest regions in the country and offers a
variety of cultural experiences.
Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding
medical, retirement, and professional benefits. The University is
dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including
women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals
from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Utah
State is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples, is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (http://aaeo.usu.edu), and is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply online, please go to:
Along with the online application, please attach
- Letter of application describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position;
- Current curriculum vitae;
- Samples of scholarly work;
- Teaching philosophy
- Un-official graduate school transcripts;
- Contact information for a minimum of five references.
Additional information or questions concerning this position can be sent to Dr. Steven Camicia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 518-3193.
Screening of applicants will begin October 20th and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin August 2017.
Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Qualified women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.