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Assistant/Associate Professor in Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Instruction & Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in curriculum and instruction at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin January 3, 2017 or August 16, 2017. The department currently offers an accelerated online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Curriculum Studies. The program allows working educators throughout South Carolina and beyond to conduct action research dissertations focused on problems of practice in their own classrooms and institutions. The College of Education recently joined the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a consortium of more than 80 institutions that seeks to strengthen the Ed.D. in colleges of education worldwide.

The successful candidate will join a team of faculty and will be expected to: (1) teach online graduate courses in curriculum and cultural studies with issues and topics addressed including curriculum theory, social justice in education, multicultural education, and action research; (2) advise and mentor doctoral students and serve on student committees; (3) assist with program development and administration; (4) participate in department, college and/or university service; and (5) conduct high quality research that contributes to theory and practice.

Applicants must have (1) an earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction or a related field by the time of appointment; (2) successful online teaching experience using Blackboard or other course management software, (3) evidence of an emerging record (for assistant professor) or established record (for associate professor) of scholarly productivity as demonstrated through top-tier peer-reviewed publications, external funding, and presentations national conferences, and (4) experience mentoring adult learners, particularly individuals from non-traditional or underrepresented student populations.

Preference will be given to candidates who have (1) experience with critical approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, and education that emphasizes one or more of the following areas: critical race studies, action research, online course development, or lgbtq studies; (2) professional experience in P-12 education; (3) experience in securing external funding to support research and programs; (4) evidence of excellence in graduate or doctoral level teaching, online teaching or course development as demonstrated through course evaluations, example syllabi, and/or references; and (5) demonstrated professional and personal demeanor with graduate students.

The College of Education application process is conducted online at; please reference Requisition Number 011035 or visit this link. Application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vita, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, and (4) a copy of unofficial academic transcript for all degrees earned (official copies will be required of finalists). Review of completed applications will begin October 17, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Susan Schramm-Pate, Search Committee Chair,

The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.