Overview

The College of Education at Texas Tech University is recognized as an emerging national leader in high-quality and innovative educator preparation. We are growing rapidly as we recruit gifted and entrepreneurial faculty that are committed to results-based education enacted in multiple ways with the schools, agencies and communities that we serve across Texas and the nation. The work of the College is deeply rooted in authentic partnerships that provide guidance in producing the measurably best educators and providing services that add significant value to those we serve.

Texas Tech University seeks an assistant professor working in the graduate program of Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CSTE) for an academic year tenure-track position starting in August 2017. The CSTE program is seeking an exemplary individual to join a productive faculty that includes scholar activists who are engaged in EC-12 schools.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:
1. A Ph.D. in an educational field with a focus on innovations in pedagogy and curriculum, (While specific research and publications in the areas of blended and personalized learning are not required, they would be considered an asset.)
2. Experience teaching in higher education contexts;
3. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, schools, and community leaders;
4. A demonstrated track record of conducting meaningful research in K-12 environments with a focus on innovations in curriculum and/or pedagogy; (Specific research on blended/personalized learning would be considered an asset. Specific research on student agency would be considered a plus.)
5. A demonstrated track record of working with K-12 schools, teachers, administrators, or funders on specific projects; and
6. A commitment to serving diverse populations.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong teaching credentials and public school experiences, demonstrated ability to conduct research with and in schools that result in positive and measurable student outcomes, grant experience, and graduate online teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable teaching and research experience in the areas of blended/personalized learning. Demonstrated expertise in the areas of: data-driven instruction, student agency, collaborative learning with technology, or digital pedagogy would be considered an asset. Experience working with diverse student populations and first generation students is highly desirable.

Responsibilities
1. Actively collaborate with TTU faculty, community schools, NGOs, and community leaders in the creation of blended/personalized learning programs within schools.
2. Co-create-with faculty, community leaders, and school personnel-teacher training and professional development courses in blended and personalized learning.
3. Teach distance-delivered courses in new curriculum, new pedagogies, student agency, and content areas, with a focus on blended/personalized learning.
4. Conduct research that meaningfully contributes to the improvement of practice and the field.
5. Supervise graduate student research and practice.
6. Recruit, advise, and mentor master’s and doctoral students.
7. Apply for and manage external funding to support current research and the improvement of practice.
8. Partner with schools and/or agencies to ensure meaningful collaborative research, teaching, and practice.
9. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

The College of Education at Texas Tech University is comprised of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, and the Department of Teacher Education. The College of Education houses 11 graduate programs between the three departments that prepare both applied and basic researchers who possess the skills to work with diverse populations. Texas Tech University, a member of the Big 12 Conference, is located in Lubbock, Texas (population 260,000). Texas Tech University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 35,000 and is the only campus in Texas where both the law school and medical school are housed at the same location. The University has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate NCATE/CAE accredited programs.

Interested candidates should submit application materials online at the TTU Personnel Employment website: http://jobs.texastech.edu. Requisition # 10399BR. Please include your cun1culum vitae, copied graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with complete address, phone number, and email address, and a letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For more details about TTU or the College of Education, visit http://www.ttu.edu and http://www.educ.ttu.edu. For more information contact Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer heather.greenhalgh-spencer@ttu.edu.