Graduate Hourly Position

Graduate Hourly Position (25%) available to work collaboratively with the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC) director to support the organization’s goals beginning November 12, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Major duties and responsibilities include providing assistance with: INTC conferences and projects; building and maintaining a website and social media presence; formatting materials and resources to support induction and mentoring; streamlining documents into electronic storage; proofreading; grant support; collecting and organizing data; and other duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate will have an interest in teacher education, strong oral and written communication skills, and experience with social media platforms. Preferred working knowledge in Excel, Word, Box, Google Drive, Facebook, and Twitter.  Send letter of interest to Karla McAdam, at by October 30, 2019.

Social Foundations in Education/Philosophy of Education
Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Social Foundations in Education with an emphasis in Philosophy of Education. 

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social foundations, philosophy of education, research methods, and educational policy (on campus and online) as well as advise on campus and online graduate students.

This is a regular, full-time, 9 month tenure-track position. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The starting date for this position is August 16, 2020.  Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.  Applications must be submitted online at:

For more information please contact: Nicholas Burbules, Search Committee Chair (

Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position

Open rank position in Educational Administration and Leadership. This is a full-time nine-month tenure-track faculty position in the College of Education.

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) includes concentrations in Educational Administration and Leadership, Diversity and Equity, Higher Education, Human Resource Development, Learning Design and Leadership, Global Studies, and Social Science and Educational Policy. The individual sought for this position would work within the Educational Administration and Leadership (EAL) concentration, which focuses on the preparation of K-12 school leaders. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The starting date is August 16, 2020.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1st, 2019. Please create a candidate profile at and upload one file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research philosophies, and the contact information for three references by the close date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Specialized Faculty - Lecturers and Instructors

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, in the College of Education, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks faculty for Lecturer and Instructor positions.  These positions will be between zero to 100% time, depending on departmental needs. Specialized Faculty are responsible for teaching assigned courses throughout the semester. 

Responsibilities of the Specialized Faculty:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level C&I courses, including online.
  • Mentor and oversee Graduate Teaching Assistants.
  • Meet with instructors of other sections when appropriate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience

To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter that addresses your interest in serving as Specialized Faculty, area(s) of expertise, possible courses or content areas for which you are qualified, curriculum vita, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references.  To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 15, 2019 for spring 2020. 

For further information regarding the position, you may contact Ann Jones at

Assistant Professor of Special Education

The Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a focus on high incidence disabilities.  This dynamic faculty member will contribute to a rich tradition of conducting influential research; securing external grant funding; teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring and advising graduate students; and providing university, state, and professional service. 

The Department, ranked 10th among special education departments in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2019), is committed to the production and dissemination of new knowledge in special education, through excellence in research, teaching, and service.


  • A doctorate in special education or a related field, earned by date of hire
  • Research and teaching experience focused on K-12 students with high incidence disabilities
  • Demonstrated line of research in special education that has the potential to lead to a sustained record of scholarship and external funding
  • Evidence of or potential for excellence in university teaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in collaboration
  • Minimum of two years of successful special education professional experience
  • Strong interest in and commitment to both research and personnel preparation 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 18, 2019. Please create a candidate profile at and upload one file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two sample publications, and the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Invitations to interview may be extended before the closing date of November 18, 2019; however, no decision will be made before that date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jim Shriner at or 217-333-0260.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Education in Small Urban Communities (CESUC)

The College of Education seeks a postdoctoral research associate for the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities (CESUC).  The fellow will take the lead in designing, analyzing, and interpreting data pertaining to the Center’s Teacher Professional Development research project. The Center employs a model for teacher professional development that supports whole-school reform.  The model is based on the increased competency in the use of high leverage teaching strategies and a collaborative teaching workplace. Utilizing a cycle of continuous improvement, classroom teachers engage in a process to support their efforts in growing instructional practice in core subject areas.  As such, the focus of the research project is to examine this approach in order to gauge its impact. 

Required:  Applicants must have their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree.
Preferred: Experience in working with schools either through direct services or collaborations with K-12 schools to conduct research.

Required Experience:
Training in quantitative and qualitative research methods
Experience working independently and with research groups
Excellent oral and written skills

This is a 12-month appointment and may be renewed for a second year depending on the availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Proposed start date is December 1, 2019.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 16, 2019 and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, please complete a candidate profile at  and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and up to two writing samples.  Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation.  Prospective applicants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Victor Perez, Search Committee Chair, at  (

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