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The University of Miami invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning within the School of Education and Human Development. The department is home to a vibrant group of community-engaged education scholars who advance the goals of educational equity, diversity and excellence through research, teacher preparation, graduate training, and interdisciplinary collaborations across and beyond the University.
Faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning pursue programs of research and community engagement in three primary areas: Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings, Special Education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. Within and across these areas, our faculty’s equity-focused research addresses topics such as instructional interventions, including specialized instruction for students with disabilities; innovative use of technology; the applied learning sciences; bi/multilingualism; literacy learning in and out of school; teacher preparation; family engagement; learning in community settings; and STEM teaching and learning. Our undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral programs are designed to prepare the next generation of educational leaders, researchers, instructional designers, and teacher educators to undertake transformative work within schools, communities, and institutions of higher education.
We are seeking a candidate who will advance the department’s mission by supporting research productivity, managing the growth of academic programs, attracting new faculty, and providing strategic leadership at all levels of the academic community. Applicants for this position must have a doctorate in Education or a related field; a scholarly record that is appropriate for appointment to the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with tenure; and previous demonstrated success in academic leadership.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; deep knowledge of teacher preparation programs, public school systems, and university-school district collaborations; experience mentoring doctoral students; a track record of external funding for research and/or teacher professional development; and a commitment to implementing and advancing the values of inclusion and diversity at the classroom, Department, School, University, and community levels. The successful candidate will also have the ability to build and support consensus around key faculty and School priorities.
The administrative expectations of the Chair include leadership of the departmental faculty, staff, and students; coordination of the department’s multiple academic programs; advancement of scholarship and research on the part of faculty and doctoral students; strategic faculty and program development in line with the University’s roadmap and the School’s five-year plan; departmental representation and advocacy within the School and University; and management of the departmental budget. Specific duties of the Chair include establishing the agenda for and chairing departmental meetings; managing mentoring-and-review committees for tenure-track faculty; reviewing faculty for tenure and/or promotion; conducting annual performance reviews of faculty and staff; preparing reports, as needed, for accreditation or other program reviews; scheduling courses and determining faculty course assignments; approving adjunct hires; and serving on the Dean’s cabinet. General information on faculty rights and responsibilities can be found in the University of Miami’s Faculty Manual, https://fs.miami.edu/faculty-manual/index.html.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be negotiated. Only the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami can confer tenure.
The desired position start date is January 15, 2022, but a start date of August 15, 2022 is negotiable.
The search committee will solicit recommendations from references as it reviews applications. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Applications should be submitted through Workday.
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