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Clinical Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies

The Department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time (11-month) non-tenure track faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor to begin January 3, 2017 in the accelerated, online Doctor of Education Degree Program (Ed.D.) in Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) with a focus in Curriculum Studies (CS). This unique program allows professionals to address the important and complex problems of practitioners who work in education and related fields.

The successful applicant will join a diverse faculty and be expected to: (1) teach courses within the candidate’s area of expertise across the fall, spring and summer semesters, (2) teach courses aimed at supporting the Ed.D. C&I (CS) Program such as Dissertation in Practice Preparation, Action Research Methods/Design, and/or Diversity in Curriculum Studies, (3) advise Ed.D. C&I (CS) Program students and (4) providing service to the online Ed.D. program, department, college and/or university.

Applicants must have (1) an earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction or a related field by January 2017; (2) successful experience teaching adult learners online using Blackboard or other course management software; (3) expertise in one or more of the following areas: action research methodologies, curriculum theory, educational technology applications, effective teaching practices, educational research/psychometrics; (4) success mentoring graduate student research and leading dissertation in practice within action research methodology/design; and (5) demonstrated ability to incorporate innovative pedagogies and technologies in teaching methods.

Preference will be given to applicants who: (1) demonstrate a commitment to academic goals that attempt, where feasible, to permit school-based and/or community-based learning, (2) guide doctoral students in the integration of Curriculum Studies and social justice, and (3) demonstrate a 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.