Open Rank Position Elementary/Middle Grades Social Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Position: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is seeking a faculty member at open rank (assistant, associate or full professor) in elementary/middle grades social. This is a full-time, nine month, tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu.EEO.

Position Description: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction possesses an outstanding reputation in the areas of curriculum development and teacher education. We seek candidates who will join the College of Education to engage in scholarship, discovery and innovation to provide transformative learning experiences to have an impact on society. 

We seek candidates with expertise in social studies education (grades 1-8). Candidates will undertake a program of research that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and external funding. Teaching assignments will include social studies methods courses in the elementary and middle grades licensure program, graduate courses in social studies education and undergraduate/graduate courses multicultural and/or social justice education. Candidates will participate in graduate program development in on campus and online environments and in the recruitment, advising, and training of graduate students.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in social studies education or a related field is required. Evidence of scholarly activity/potential is required. Candidates at the associate or full professor level must have an established record of research, teaching, and service to meet the University’s requirements for tenure at the appropriate rank. Candidates at the assistant professor level must have an earned doctorate at the time of hire. Minimum of two years teaching experience with students from grades K- 12 is required. Familiarity with the National Council for Social Studies and the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards is required.

Preferred Experience: Social studies teaching experience in elementary or middle school grades. Significant professional and/or academic experience in multicultural and diverse educational settings. Research and publications related to diversity, equity and inclusion in schools. Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teacher preparation and working with diverse populations, prior university teaching experience, and the use of technology for instructional delivery, including online.

 Responsibilities: Carry out an active program of research and actively pursue external funding. Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate-level course work related to social studies education. Advise and recruit master’s and doctoral students in education. Contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs. Provide leadership and service at the national, state, and local levels related to social studies education.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2021.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload one file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research philosophies, two writing samples, and three references by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted for consideration. Please contact the search chair, Jon Hale, with any questions at jonhale2@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility

Visiting Full Stack Programmer
Department of Curriculum & Instruction

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Faculty in the College of Education at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking to hire a Visiting Full Stack Programmer to design, develop, and implement applications for two research initiatives focused on technology enhanced learning:

SimSnap (Orchestrating Collaborative Learning in Biology through Reconfigurable Simulations) is a newly funded NSF-project that will investigate how interactive, connectable, and reconfigurable tablet simulations can help students collaboratively learn about biology and ecological systems. Duties will include working with the different teams to design and implement web-based student and teacher tablet applications that will connect, interact, and share data with the simulation, and across students and the whole class. The job will include working with the research team to develop and implement learning analytics and educational data mining approaches to research collaborative learning and real-time orchestration of class activities. 50% of the position’s time will be allocated to SimSnap.

TIER-ED (Technology Innovations in Educational Research and Design) is a campus-wide research community for supporting interdisciplinary work on the development of novel learning technologies. One of the main projects within TIER-ED is an online forum for supporting professional mentorship called CoMEIn (Community for Mentorship and Exchange of Information). Duties on this project will include developing the online community for peer-mentoring and mentorship groups and improve the discussion platform based on user feedback. Other TIER-ED responsibilities, depending on candidate interests and experience, include working with researchers to develop novel data collection and machine learning approaches for analyzing user click-stream, voice, and multimodal (gaze, gesture, movement in the room, etc.) data to support real-time classroom or informal learning research. 50% of the position’s time will be allocated to TIER-ED.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a related field.  3 years of development experience. Prior experience conducting/working on research.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field.  Experience and/or additional training in the Sciences, Engineering, or in Education/Learning Sciences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
HTML, CSS
Javascript (including): React.js, D3.js
WebRTC; Node.js
MongoDB
PHP
MySQL
HTML
CSS
Git / GitHub.

Preferred Technical Skills: Composer for PHP; UX, user-interface design, human-computer interaction experience; Data visualization experience; Understanding of machine learning/learning analytics approaches (e.g., NLP, sentiment analysis, etc.); MVC framework, LESS, Laravel framework; Interests in technologies for learning and online community building; An interest in developing/learning about emerging technologies, frameworks, data collection systems etc. (e.g., Augmented Reality, Arduino or other physical computing/sensor systems, Kinect or other spatial/body tracking systems).

This is a full-time, visiting academic professional, grant supported, 12-month position subject to the continued availability of funding and programmatic need. Position may become a regular, non-visiting position at a later date depending on funding and programmatic need. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. 

To apply, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by February 11, 2021.  For full consideration, candidates must complete the HireTouch application process by the above date.  For further information please contact Tabassum Amina at amina3@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, visit “Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.”  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Department of Special Education is conducting an internal College of Education search, seeking applications, nominations, and recommendations for a nationally recognized scholar, from the current faculty of the College of Education, with effective leadership qualities to serve as the tenured Professor and Head of the Department. The Head will support an exceptionally strong faculty to fulfill the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department and College in a major research land-grant university. Information about the Department of Special Education may be found at http://education.illinois.edu/sped/.

The Department of Special Education has a long history of leadership and innovation, from the foundational work of Sam Kirk, to parent implemented interventions, struggling learners, parent advocacy, transition, and inclusion. Located on a campus that has led the way in creating architectural accessibility, wheelchair athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with disabilities, the Department, ranked as the 9th best graduate program in special education in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2020), is committed to the production and dissemination of new knowledge in special education and disabilities across the lifespan through excellence in research, teaching, and service. Faculty and graduate students employ varied research methodologies, work in diverse educational and community settings, and prepare educational professionals at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Current faculty research promotes successful early childhood, school, and life outcomes for individuals with and at risk for disabilities and their families. The special education teacher certification program and early childhood special education personnel preparation program are nationally recognized. The department supports fulltime doctoral and master’s students through federal training and leadership grants. The College provides a strong infrastructure for grant writing and sponsored project management enabling faculty to garner millions of dollars in external funds. The Department Head works in concert with a team of unit heads to foster the mission of the college.

Qualifications: The Head must possess an earned doctorate in special education or a related field, demonstrate a strong record of scholarship commensurate with the position of full professor, and be a current College of Education faculty member. Evidence of administrative skills is essential as is a strong record of acquiring external funding, an understanding of the complexities of special education across the lifespan, teacher education for diverse learners, and experience with faculty and program development. The Department Head will lead a highly collaborative community of scholars, promoting and nurturing cross department, college, and campus activities.

Starting Date and Salary: The starting date is August 16, 2021. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Nomination and Application Procedures: To recommend or nominate a scholar for this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Dan Morrow, mailto:dgm@illinois.edu. Those interested in applying may do so directly. Applicants should create a confidential candidate profile and email the following in one combined PDF file: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research and teaching interests, and the contact details of at least three references to edfacultyaffairs@education.illinois.edu. 

For full consideration, applications with all requested information should be submitted by February 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Invitations to interview may be extended before the closing date; however, no decision will be made before February 19, 2021. Confidential inquiries about the position may be directed to the College of Education Dean’s Office, ed-facultyaffairs@education.illinois.edu, or 217-265-4409.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

Teaching Assistant Professor 
Department of Special Education

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu.EEO.

The Department, ranked 9th among special education departments in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2020), is committed to the production and dissemination of new knowledge in the field. Faculty and graduate students in the Department work in diverse educational and community settings, and prepare educational professionals at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels. Departmental faculty engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and conduct research on a range of timely and critical topics; see www.education.illinois.edu/sped.

Position responsibilities: In the Department of Special Education, Teaching Assistant Professors carry a teaching load of 3 courses per semester (6 per year). The appointment is  conceptualized as: 60% teaching, 30% research, and 10% service.

Qualifications: Preferred candidates must hold a PhD degree in Special Education or a related field and have a successful record of college teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach, in both online and face-to-face formats, a wide range of undergraduate and graduate special education courses (PreK-High School).

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2021.   

Applications:  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 2, 2021 at 5pm CST. All requested information must be submitted to be considered. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu. You must upload one combined pdf file that contains the following documents: a cover letter that summarizes teaching, research, and service experiences; vitae; teaching statement; teaching evaluations; scholarly work (if available); and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Invitations to a virtual interview may be extended before the closing date; however, no decision will be made before that date. For more information, contact the search committee chair: Professor Hedda Meadan at meadan@illinois.edu or (217) 333-0260.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.