Associate or Full Professor, Teacher Quality (two positions)
The Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University is seeking two tenure-system faculty scholars at the associate or full professor levels in teacher quality. We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in the range of issues associated with teacher quality, including recruitment, preparation, certification, professional development, tenure, evaluation/assessment, and licensing. Applicants may study these subjects in the context of particular foci (mathematics, English Language Learners, social studies, science, urban schooling), or in general. Candidates may purse these interests within a U.S. domestic context, cross-nationally, or comparatively. These are academic year positions with a proposed starting date of Fall 2013.
Faculty who assume these positions will conduct research and inquiry, seek external funding and teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the candidate's experience and interest. There will be opportunities to collaborate with other faculty in ongoing projects and faculty will be involved in continuing efforts to foster collaborations among the College of Education, other departments and units across campus, and the K-12 community. For faculty interested in issues of policy, an appointment in the COE's Education Policy Program is also possible.
All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate with an emphasis in teaching, teacher education, or teacher quality. Disciplinary perspectives on these issues might vary from psychology to sociology, economics to anthropology, learning sciences to cultural studies. Scholars' interests might include understanding successful proven and promising policies, strategies, models, and practices relating to teacher quality in the areas of teacher recruitment, preparation, induction, evaluation/assessment, or professional development.
Commensurate with rank, a record of strong scholarly accomplishment through publication and success in obtaining and leading externally funded projects is also expected. National leadership in teacher quality initiatives is desirable; evidence of capacity to contribute to the intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU is essential. A record of a commitment to excellent teaching is also desirable.
Candidates at the senior level should have an established record of accomplishments in research on teacher/teaching quality, including leadership in funded research.
Interested persons should apply via the link at https://jobs.msu.edu, posting number 6718. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vita, two samples of writing, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin October 22, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members: Lynn Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org, Co-Chair), Corey Drake (email@example.com, Co-Chair), Bob Floden (firstname.lastname@example.org), Avner Segall (email@example.com), Teresa Tatto (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Mark Helmsing (email@example.com).
MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.