Assistant Professor in Secondary Social Studies Education

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX

ID: 7076300
Posted: March 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for appointment to a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education beginning Fall semester 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate programs in PreK-12 teaching and learning, and also literacy, bilingual, special education, and science and mathematics education. The department also offers undergraduate certification programs in elementary ESL and bilingual education (EC-6), middle-level education (4-8), secondary education (7-12), and all-level (EC-12) in music, art, theater arts, and physical education. Graduate programs are offered for currently certified teachers seeking a master’s degree (M.Ed.) and for college graduates who want to become certified teachers with (M.Ed.T) or without a master’s degree. Fully online M.Ed. programs in literacy, mathematics, and science education are available for those who need a more flexible option. The College of Education is home to 2,600 students, 38 full-time faculty members, and 26 staff members, and not only prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment, but also contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments: Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with more than 800 graduates in the 2018-19 academic year. The College is currently one of Texas’s top producers of well-prepared education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2025 (

Required Qualifications
An earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field by August 2021 and knowledge of state and national teacher licensure requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who possess 1) three or more years of teaching experience at the secondary level, 2) an active research agenda in social studies education, 3) teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in both traditional and online formats, 4) Secondary Social Studies teaching certification, and 5) a record of successful experience working collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, students, and school personnel. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.


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