Overview

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University is a competitive graduate program that is growing both nationally and internationally. We are a diverse community of scholars, researchers, and educators with a commitment to excellence in education. We invite applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Qualitative Research Methodology. This 9-month, tenure-track position will begin in August, 2018. We are seeking qualified applicants who have expertise in qualitative research methodology with a strong background in educational foundations and theories. Duties will include teaching qualitative research methods and educational foundation and theory courses at the graduate level, engaging in research and publications, collaborating with schools, and participating in institutional initiatives that will help promote our commitment to the education of children and youth in various PK-12 school settings.

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate or expected to earn by August 20, 2018 in qualitative research methodology or related field;
  • A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice;
  • A record of scholarly publications and/or conference presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University teaching experience in qualitative research methods;
  • Experience in advising doctoral students and chairing dissertations;
  • Experience in research on community engagement, researcher-practitioner partnership, and/or service learning;
  • Experience in seeking grant funding programs;
  • Participation in professional organizations at the national and international levels;
  • A demonstrated evidence of being a team player including efforts of collaboration and leadership

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities but are not limited to:

  • Teach qualitative research courses, theory courses, and foundational courses (online, face-to-face, and blended);
  • Advise doctoral students and direct dissertations;
  • Maintain a line of research and publications in the field of research methodology and/or curriculum inquiry;
  • Work with faculty to enhance the department’s graduate programs;
  • Serve the department to meet the college and university initiatives;
  • Collaborate with faculty to seek external grant funding opportunities.

The College of Education at Texas Tech University is comprised of the Department of Cun1culum 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/CAEP accredited programs.

Interested candidates should submit application materials online at the TTU Personnel Employment website: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. Requisition #12681BR. Please submit a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with complete address, phone number, and email address.

For more details about TTU or the College of Education, visit http://www.ttu.edu and http://www.educ.ttu.edu.
For more information about the search, contact the faculty search committee chair, Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim at jeong-hee.kim@ttu.edu.