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

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.

Assistant or Associate Professor of
Educational Psychology in Counseling Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate ranked position in counseling psychology. This is a full-time, tenure-track, academic year (9 months paid over 12 months) position.

Position responsibilities: The specific substantive area of interest in counseling psychology is open but may include topics such as social-emotional development; gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and diversity in school and community settings; peer relations; risk and resilience factors; social justice in school or community; and prevention science. The successful applicant will be expected to advise doctoral students in the Division of Counseling Psychology and to assume an active role as a responsible member of the College’s scholarly community. Priority will be given to candidates that can bridge research or teaching interest with Developmental Sciences.

Qualifications: Candidate must hold an earned doctoral degree in counseling psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, or a related field; all-but-dissertation candidates will be considered. 

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

Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

For questions about this search please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Helen Neville at hneville@illinois.edu.