Overview

Texas A&M University is home to over 64,000 students and is one of the top universities in enrollment of new National Merit Scholars. Texas A&M University conducts research valued at more than $892 million annually, placing it among the top 20 universities nationally and consistently ranking in the top tier of research institutions by the National Science Foundation. With a system-wide endowment valued at more than $11.1 billion, the university ranks second among U.S. public universities. Texas A&M University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is home to one of the largest chapters of Phi Beta Kappa.

True to the Morrill Land-Grant Act and mission signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1862 “to educate people…” the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture has evolved to become the epicenter of excellence in advancing pedagogy and educational research across multiple educational contexts in undergraduate and graduate education. We are a world-class faculty with focused research interests spanning technology and teacher education, advanced literacy studies, science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM), multicultural education and K-12 educator preparation. The department is the number one producer of math, science, English and language arts teachers in higher education institutions in Texas. We continue to lead in teacher preparation by cooperating with the College of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering to produce the next generation of inventive and highly effective teachers.

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development seeks a vibrant and inventive colleague to join our dynamic faculty and become a thought leader in the scholarship of curriculum and instruction applied across the scholarly areas of teaching and research within the department. The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture has adopted and is dedicated to three primary commitments that drive all of our work:

  • advancing a department climate that is characterized by collaboration, collegiality, trust, respect, safety, celebration, and the valuing of individual differences;
  • having a central mission to create experiences that advance teaching, research and service through the application of knowledge in the preparation and development of quality educators; placing high value on, diversity, equity, inclusion, critical thinking, creativity, democratic governance, and leadership; and
  • transforming individuals, schools, and society with a global view through our engaged scholarship, reflective teaching, and collaborative service.

We invite applications for one full-time non-tenure track Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor for a 9 month appointment to teach graduate courses in the online Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction degree program and undergraduate courses in a specific content area of teacher education. A significant portion of this individual’s time will be devoted to teaching and mentoring online doctoral students. Hence online teaching proficiency and experience in online course development and teaching is an absolute priority for this position. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: quantitative research methods; problem-based research frameworks; school-based action research methodologies; mixed methods research; online education; instructional technologies and teacher professional development.  The anticipated start date is August 15, 2020.

Responsibilities: Clinical faculty positions have been an essential part of the department’s mission and its differentiated staffing plan for over twelve years. Clinical faculty will typically assume an 80% teaching, 10% research, 10% service work load.  Typically teaching responsibilities include12-semester hour (4 courses per semester). Part of this responsibility may include field observations, liaison and coordination efforts or other leadership roles as defined by the department. Advising and serving on graduate student committees are also part of the clinical faculty’s responsibilities. Additional service to the profession and scholarly involvement are valued, but service and scholarship expectations are adjusted within the context of teaching responsibilities of clinical faculty members.

Appointment: This is a nine-month appointment. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Initial appointments are for three years, contingent upon satisfactory annual evaluations.

The Department of Teaching, Learning, & Culture is committed to full inclusion of all individuals in our hiring, staffing, research, teaching, and service. We welcome applications and collaboration with all individuals, regardless of gender or gender identity, race or ethnic heritage, sexual orientation or identity, nationality, ability, religion, political philosophy, veteran status, or other unique personal characteristics.

Qualifications
Qualifications Required:

  • An earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction or a closely related field.
  • Experience in teaching online graduate courses;
  • Evidence of developing online courses.
  • Evidence of the application of high impact learning practices in online teaching environments;
  • Teaching experience, preferably in highly diverse K-12 settings;
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and engagement in professional leadership activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within a specific content area of teacher education e.g. science, technology, mathematics, technology and engineering education or multicultural education.
  • Evidence of prior academic scholarship (e.g., publications and research presentations).
  • Experience with multiple teaching formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, on-line) and writing intensive courses.
  • Evidence of effective or promise for post-secondary teaching experience, and
  • Engagement in service activities within an academic department.

Application Instructions
The application should include a CV, a cover letter, list of courses taught including format (e.g., face to face, online, hybrid), teaching philosophy/ teaching statement emphasizing experience in online teaching innovation and the contact information of three references. (Application procedure forthcoming pending approval.)