The Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor (full-time, academic year appointment) who has a program of teaching, research, and service that is situated in the Elementary Education context.  The expected teaching load is three courses per semester of the academic year. The desired candidate will have commitment to the content area of elementary education and field-based teacher education. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service at a large research-based institution that integrates high leverage practices into their coursework and professional development. The candidate should have knowledge of the edTPA, university teaching experience (including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments), and teaching experience with K-5 children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds and have a commitment to preservice teacher preparation programs that directly lead to licensure. (position #008389).



  • Earned doctorate in Elementary Education or closely related field and
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching for a minimum of 3 years in the PK-5 setting;


  • Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service;
  • Knowledge of academic and behavioral research-based strategies;
  • Experience with field-based teacher education;
  • Experience working on externally funded projects and seeking external funding;
  • Commitment to meeting the educational and cultural needs of diverse populations;
  • Expertise in using classroom assessments and student achievement data to inform instruction;
  • Knowledge to apply the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) and/or TAP as a performance tool;
  • Experience with teacher leadership and professional development;
  • Experience with technology integration in teaching and professional development;
  • Knowledge of the edTPA (education Teacher Performance Assessment); and
  • Participated in collaborative and school and community-based initiatives and partnerships

Apply online at: https://workforum.memphis.edu

About University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has seven colleges and six schools serving a diverse population of nearly 22,000 students, including 4,500 graduate students. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach. The College of Education, with 85 full-time faculty positions, is fully accredited by NCATE and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher education. Instruction and Curriculum Leadership is one of three departments in the college. The department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.  The mission of the ICL Department is to prepare our graduates with the content knowledge, skills and dispositions informed by teaching, research, and service to become reflective practitioners and collaborative leaders within diverse settings focusing on urban education.  For additional information, please see the websites of the university (http://www.memphis.edu), the college (http://www.memphis.edu/coe/), and the department (http://www.memphis.edu/icl).