Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, Curriculum and Supervision

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, Curriculum, and Supervision


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College Of Education


Curriculum And Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State seeks applications for a faculty member with scholarly interests in curriculum, supervision, and teacher education, to begin in Fall, 2019. Our faculty and programs in curriculum and supervision have a strong presence and history in generative and transformative teacher education, including teacher preparation and in-service teacher professional development with emphases in teacher learning, school-university partnerships, supervision, and practitioner inquiry.

We seek a colleague who can build on these strengths, in connection with the strategic goals of the College and University, and who also brings expertise in school curriculum. This faculty member will: Engage in research, writing, and other scholarly activities with a focus on P-20 curriculum and curriculum development, and teacher education; teach, contribute to program development, and advise within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s undergraduate and graduate majors and programs, and related areas; maintain and extend collaborations with related Penn State Curriculum and Instruction faculty and programs, including school-university partnerships; seek opportunities to contribute to University-wide research initiatives such as the Prevention Research Center, the Child Protection and Well-Being Network, the Rock Ethics Institute, the Sustainability Institute or other collaborative research efforts; and provide service, outreach, and leadership to the University, College, schools and other educational institutions, agencies, and professional organizations and learned societies.

The faculty member in this position will have opportunities to contribute to high-quality scholarship and programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The faculty in the Department work in diverse areas including content-area education (e.g. Literacies and English Language Arts; Mathematics; Social Studies; Science; Language, Culture and Society; and World Languages), curriculum, teacher preparation, and teacher professional learning. The position offers opportunities to work in a technology-rich environment, including innovative initiatives in teacher education programs. There will also be opportunities to develop relationships with local schools and teachers, including the nationally recognized Penn State-State College Area School District Professional Development School.

This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments.

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in education or closely related field at the time of appointment; Evidence of engagement in high-quality research and scholarship in curriculum, teacher education, and/or supervision, commensurate with experience; Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising including a willingness to teach online and to use modern technologies, commensurate with experience;

Evidence of engagement, or significant interest in, teaching and curriculum development in PreK-12 settings; and evidence of a commitment to collegiality with individuals from diverse backgrounds, as well as a commitment to fostering and maintaining collegial relationships with program faculty, school administrators, practicing teachers, and other education professionals.

Desired Qualifications: Evidence of successful teaching in K-12 schools; Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, commensurate with experience; Experience working with teachers in ways that reflect an inquiry stance and collaborative relationships; Evidence of teaching and/or research commitments to equity and/or multicultural education; Evidence of potential for pursuing externally funded research, curriculum development, teacher education, and/or evaluation opportunities, consistent with experience and expertise; Evidence of experience working with interdisciplinary teams; and demonstrated evidence of participation in professional organizations.

Penn State [] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society`s public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. The College of Education [] at Penn State was established in 1923 to deepen and extend knowledge about the formation and utilization of human capabilities. It offers resident degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College`s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $36.7 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College`s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens. The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,250 students and 11 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, copies of official graduate transcripts (where appropriate), up to three representative scholarly publications (if available), and at least three names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references. Screening of candidates will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact the search committee chairs, Bernard Badiali ( and Rachel Wolkenhauer (, with any questions. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of it's workforce.



Review of Applicants Begins: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Fran Arbaugh
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