Overview

The Department of Educational Studies seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

The University
The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee system. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,100 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in undergraduate instruction. Additional information about the Department of Educational Studies can be found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/educate.

The Department
The Department of Educational Studies has as its primary mission the preparation of P-12 classroom teachers, administrators, and counseling personnel for the public schools in Tennessee, as well as the nation. Some options exist for students desiring to obtain the skills and strategies of the education professional for use in nonpublic school situations. The Department of Educational Studies offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, as well as licensure programs in a variety of educational and counseling fields. Programs are designed to prepare classroom teachers who exhibit understanding and proficiency with the following characteristics: communications; reflection/relevance and purpose; collaboration; technology; higher order thinking skills; assessment; diversity; professionalism; and pedagogy skills.

All teacher preparation programs in the Department of Educational Studies are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP – April 28, 2018).

Duties of the Position
The Department of Educational Studies at the University of Tennessee at Martin seeks candidates for a tenure-track position. Duties for this tenure-track position include teaching a 12-hour semester load of face-to-face or online courses in Curriculum and Instruction (K-5, K-8, 7-8, or 9-12). Additional responsibilities may include academic advising, mentoring student research, supervision and observation of practicums and field work, community outreach, service to the department and university, and annual scholarship and professional service.

Job Description and Professional Qualifications
Full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position for graduate and undergraduate teaching in the area of Curriculum & Instruction. Earned doctorate or ABD required with expertise in/emphasis in Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary Education (18 hrs. of graduate coursework required). Doctoral defense prior to assuming position required. Must have completed a minimum of three years successful teaching in the U.S. at the K-12 public school level. Candidates should be willing to utilize technology in teaching, as well as demonstrate its use in public schools, and have a willingness to work with diverse populations in public school contexts. Responsibilities may include teaching courses in early childhood, elementary and/or secondary school content area methods (science and math preferred), educational psychology, assessment, classroom management and general methods, plus supervising student teachers. Position includes advising, research and committee participation within the department, college, university and community.

Qualified applicants will need to apply online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of reference and all unofficial transcripts to the online application. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

The following professional qualifications are preferred in a successful candidate:

  • 18 hrs. of graduate coursework in science and math (Elementary or Secondary level)
  • Five or more years of experience teaching K-12 in the U.S.
  • Public school experience
  • A record of scholarly activity and publications

Rank and Salary
Assistant Professor

How to Apply

Interested persons must submit an online application at:
http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.pho or www.utm.edu and click “Employment” at the bottom of the page. Applicants must attach the following items:

  • Letter of application
  • Current vita
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees (official transcripts required upon offer)
  • Three original, current letters of reference