The School of Education at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) announces its search for the Vivian and Hymie Sosland Endowed Chair in Urban Teacher Education, beginning in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will have the credentials required to hold a faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in the Division of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies (TE&CS). The individual selected for the position will join a dedicated and collaborative group of faculty and staff and provide administrative leadership in TE&CS.
The Sosland Endowed Chair will be an outstanding scholar in teacher education, with a focus on urban education. The successful candidate will have an established record of external research funding (area of expertise is open) and will conduct an active program of funded research that can create synergies with P-12 schools and other partners in the educational community. The Sosland Endowed Chair will also lead the implementation of a quality assurance and improvement plan within the teacher preparation program that utilizes data in a systematic, continuous, and innovative manner. This position will play a major role in helping the School of Education meet national teacher preparation provider accreditation standards.
Now is an exciting time to join the School of Education at UMKC as it implements a new state-approved teacher professional program in Fall 17, while revitalizing the Urban Education Research Center (UERC) and the Institute for Urban Education (IUE). The School has been NCATE-accredited since 1961 and serves as Kansas City's research school of education and partner to the metropolitan area's school districts. The School is scheduled to have its CAEP accreditation on-site visit in Spring 2018.
Serve as an administrative leader in the Division
Secure external research funding
Advise and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level
Serve on dissertation committees
Provide service to the division, school, and university
Doctoral degree in teacher education or related field that meets academic credentials for the position
Record of external research funding
Experience teaching in a college/university setting
Experience serving on dissertations
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice and urban issues
Experience teaching or providing professional services in diverse urban communities and schools
Experience with accreditation efforts in teacher preparation programs
Previous leadership experience in higher education
Background in quantitative research and advanced statistical methods
Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1, 2017 to assure optimal consideration.
You must combine all application materials into one PDF file and upload as your resume attachment to the position announcement : (1) cover letter detailing interest in the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) sample publications or reprints; (4) research statement, including plan for obtaining external funding; (5) statement of teaching philosophy; and (6) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references.
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References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.
For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Ray Taft, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com or at (816) 235-1041.
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