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Teaching Assistant Professor in Learning Design and Leadership
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public universities in the world, with a student enrollment of more than 50,000 and nearly 3,000 faculty. The campus is renowned for creating architectural accessibility (curb cuts were born here), wheelchair athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with disabilities. Our vibrant and diverse community of 130,000 offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life, with a cost of living lower than the U.S. average. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Champaign-Urbana area. Please visit the dual academic career webpage for more information.

The College is comprised of faculty across four departments with active research agendas. Altogether, the College of Education has $53 million in active grant funding from federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH, OSEP, IES). The College of Education offers: a history of collaboration with schools to conduct research; technology support and infrastructure; and doctoral programs wherein students assist with research.

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a full-time, Teaching Assistant Professor Position in Learning Design and Leadership. This is a specialized, non-tenure track, faculty position. Learning Design and Leadership (LDL) addresses the theories and practices of learning in the context of digital media and learner diversity. Its focus is on innovative practices in a wide range of sites, including formal education from K-12 to higher education, workplace and community settings, and informal learning.

The proposed starting date for this position is January 16, 2023. The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership includes concentrations in Educational Administration and Leadership, Higher Education, Human Resource Development, History of Education, Philosophy of Education, Diversity and Equity in Education, Global Studies in Education, Learning Design and Leadership, and Social Science and Educational Policy.

We seek applicants who will contribute to one or more of our departmental graduate concentrations with teaching and research that address topics in the areas of pedagogical innovation, language in education, academic literacies, technology-mediated learning, and online and remote learning.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to make the following contributions to the undergraduate and graduate programs within EPOL and the College of Education:

  • Design and teach courses in learning design and leadership, with an emphasis on the integration of theory, research, in the areas of technology in learning, innovative pedagogies, and technologies in learning.
  • Contribute to EPOL-wide teaching and advising activities.
  • Advise masters and doctoral students.
  • Collaborate with department and college faculty on key strategic initiatives.
  • Serve on department, College of Education, and campus committees, and fulfill various other assignments consistent with a specialized faculty position.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate from an accredited institution, with emphases on pedagogy and education technologies.

  • A record of scholarly productivity or activity in the field of education technology, pedagogy or closely related fields exhibited through research presentations, publication, and/or grant-seeking activity.
  • Experience with planning and implementing research and grant writing related to areas in LDL.
  • Evidence of relevant experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Ability and interest in advising and mentoring graduate students.
  • Demonstrated service records in professional associations or related communities.
  • A thorough understanding of philosophy, theories, and curriculum in the areas of educational technologies and pedagogy.
  • Interest and/or experience in teaching in online environments.
  • Interest and ability to work synergistically across disciplines.
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups at the university level as well as in the public and private sectors.

Starting Date and Salary:  The proposed starting date is January 16, 2023.  This is a 100 percent appointment on a nine-month service basis paid over twelve months, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants should submit all materials below to http://jobs.illinois.edu by 10/14/2022 for full review. Please send inquiries to Hyun-Sook Kang, hka@illinois.edu (search chair)

  • One cover letter to articulate qualifications based on the position description and responsibilities
  • One copy of most recent curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching evaluation records since for the past 3 years (if available)

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.Requisition

ID: 1012337

Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


Open Rank:  Social Foundations in Education/Philosophy of Education
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public universities in the world, with a student enrollment of more than 50,000 and nearly 3,000 faculty. The campus is renowned for creating architectural accessibility (curb cuts were born here), wheelchair athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with disabilities. Our vibrant and diverse community of 130,000 offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life, with a cost of living lower than the U.S. average. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Champaign-Urbana area. Please visit the dual academic career webpage for more information.

The College is comprised of faculty across four departments with active research agendas. Altogether, the College of Education has $53 million in active grant funding from federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH, OSEP, IES). The College of Education offers: a history of collaboration with schools to conduct research; technology support and infrastructure; and doctoral programs wherein students assist with research.

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, associate, or full professor position in Social Foundations in Education with an emphasis in Philosophy of Education. The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) includes concentrations in Educational Administration and Leadership, Higher Education, History of Education, Human Resource Development, Global Studies in Education, Learning Design and Leadership, and Social Science and Educational Policy.

We seek applicants who can relate philosophical insights to the study of important policy-relevant topics within the field of education, especially in relation to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. We are especially interested in candidates who study these policy issues in relation to public schooling, though we also welcome applicants with a broader range of philosophical interests pertinent to educational issues.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in philosophy of education, social foundations, research methods, and educational policy (on-campus and online) as well as advise on-campus and online graduate students. EPOL and the College of Education encourage collaborations with departmental, college and campus colleagues, particularly where the humanities can feature centrally in educational pursuits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants should have:
• An earned doctorate in educational philosophy, philosophy, social foundations , or a closely related field.
• A record of excellent scholarship or demonstrated potential for excellent scholarship.
• A record of excellence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including online teaching.
• A record of excellence or demonstrated potential for excellence in mentoring and advising graduate students.
• A demonstrated capacity or potential to obtain external funding for research, alone or in collaboration with others.
• 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.

RANK, SALARY, STARTING DATE
This is a regular, full-time, nine-month tenure-track position. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor or Full 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, 2023.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be submitted online at: http://jobs.illinois.edu/. All requested application materials must be submitted by 10/24/2022 for full consideration.

Please create a candidate profile and upload one file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statements of your teaching and your research philosophies (total, 3000 words maximum), unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three references.

For more information about this specific position, please contact the search chair, Nicholas Burbules at burbules@illinois.edu.  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. 

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1012331Job Category: FacultyApply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


 

PROFESSOR AND HEAD
Department of Special Education 
Great Minds Think Education at Illinois

The Department of Special Education has a long history of leadership and innovation in the areas of inclusive education, advocacy, academics, and social, emotional, and behavioral supports for persons with disabilities. Our department supports disabled faculty, staff, and students. Ranked as the 6th best graduate program in special education by U.S. News and World Report (2022), the department is committed to producing and disseminating new knowledge in special education across the lifespan through excellence in research, teaching, service, and public engagement. Our faculty employ a range of research methods, work in diverse educational and community settings, and prepare educational professionals at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They also provide leadership in national organizations and serve on editorial boards of highly ranked journals. Current faculty research is funded with more than 19 million in federal, state, and private dollars, and promotes successful early childhood, school, and life outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Our growing teacher preparation programs include a new certificate in Trauma-Informed Education.

Salary/Appointment

The proposed start date is August 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The role carries a tenured, full-time, 9-month, faculty appointment and a Head appointment with a 12-month administrative stipend.

More Information

For further information, contact Dr. Ramona Faith Oswald, Search Committee Chair, via email (roswald@illinois.edu). For technical assistance with the online application process, please email jobs@illinois.edu.

Major Responsibilities

The Professor and Head of the Department of Special Education (SPED) is a full-time administrative position in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Head will be responsible for the administration of the research, teaching, service, and public engagement of the Department of Special Education. Some of the major responsibilities of the Head include:

  • Provide leadership and vision to the department, advancing the goals of the land-grant mission in research, teaching, service, and public engagement.
  • Identify and promote ways to achieve greater diversity, equity, access, and inclusion and provide a collaborative environment for faculty, staff, and student success.
  • Develop, communicate, and execute departmental policy guidelines in consultation with the faculty.
  • Lead transparent and equitable decision-making processes.
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff in the department.
  • Mentor and support faculty, staff, and student development.
  • Administer the budget and oversee departmental financial matters.
  • Represent the department at the college and campus levels.
  • Facilitate collaboration with leaders in education, government, other universities, public groups, and professional societies.
  • Provide leadership with college support for development and advancement.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Required:  All candidates must hold a doctoral degree in special education or a related discipline that is synergistic with and/or complements departmental programs and must demonstrate a robust record of scholarship and teaching, commensurate with the position of full professor. The Head will support an exceptionally strong faculty to fulfill the research, teaching, public engagement, and service missions of the Department and College; therefore, previous leadership experience and a demonstrated commitment to these goals is essential. Candidates must have a record of promoting diversity, equity, access, and inclusion within one or more areas of their research, teaching, public engagement, or service.

Preferred:  Previous administrative leadership experience in higher education, budget oversight, and a strong record of acquiring external funding, are preferred. Candidates with a deep knowledge of teacher education programs, including teacher education for diverse learners; an understanding of the complexities of special education across the lifespan; and experience with faculty and program development is also preferred.

About the University and College

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public universities in the world, with a student enrollment of more than 50,000 and nearly 3,000 faculty. The campus is renowned for creating architectural accessibility (curb cuts were born here), wheelchair athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with disabilities. Our vibrant and diverse community of 130,000 offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life, with a cost of living lower than the U.S. average. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Champaign-Urbana area. Please visit the dual academic career webpage for more information.

 The College of Education was one of the first in the country to prepare teachers in special education. The College is comprised of faculty across four departments with active research agendas. Altogether, the College of Education has $53,000,000 in active grant funding from federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH, OSEP, IES). The College of Education offers: a history of collaboration with schools to conduct research; technology support and infrastructure; and doctoral programs wherein students assist with research.

Application Process

To receive full consideration, create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application/interest, curriculum vitae, leadership statement, and contact information for three (3) professional references (include name, title, address, phone, and email), by October 28, 2022.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you cannot receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption per applicable University processes.

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.

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.


 

Open Rank Position: Early Childhood Literacy
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public universities in the world, with a student enrollment of more than 50,000 and nearly 3,000 faculty. The campus is renowned for creating architectural accessibility (curb cuts were born here), wheelchair athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with disabilities. Our vibrant and diverse community of 130,000 offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life, with a cost of living lower than the U.S. average. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Champaign-Urbana area. Please visit the dual academic career webpage for more information.

The College is comprised of faculty across four departments with active research agendas. Altogether, the College of Education has $53 million in active grant funding from federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH, OSEP, IES). The College of Education offers: a history of collaboration with schools to conduct research; technology support and infrastructure; and doctoral programs wherein students assist with research.

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

Position Description: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction possesses an outstanding reputation in the areas of early childhood, literacy, and teacher education. We seek a colleague who will join our Department and College of Education to engage in scholarship, discovery, and innovation that will create transformative learning experiences for students and impacts on society.

In this search, we seek candidates with expertise in early childhood literacy education (preschool through grade 3). Our future colleague will undertake a program of research that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and external funding. Teaching assignments will include literacy methods courses in the early childhood and elementary licensure programs and graduate courses in literacy, multiliteracies, and writing across the curriculum. This colleague will participate in graduate program development in on-campus and online environments and in the recruitment, advising, and training of graduate students.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in literacy education or a related field is required. Evidence of scholarly activity/potential related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools 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 by the proposed start date. A minimum of three years teaching experience (or documented equivalent) with students in the range of P-3rd grades is required.

Preferred Experience: We prefer candidates who have the following qualifications: (1) five years of teaching experience in preschool or elementary school settings; (2) significant professional and/or academic experience in multicultural and diverse educational settings; (3) publications on early literacy research, with attention to diversity, equity and inclusion in schools; (4) demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teacher preparation and working with diverse populations; (5) prior university teaching experience; and (6) experience in the use of technology for instructional delivery, including online course delivery.

Responsibilities: Our new colleague will be expected to (1) carry out an active program of research and actively pursue external funding; (2) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate-level course work related to literacy and early childhood; (3) advise and recruit master’s and doctoral students in education; (4) contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs; and (5) provide leadership and service at the national, state, and local levels related to early childhood education.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2023.

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 17, 2022. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload one pdf file that contains (in this order) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement (2-page single-spaced maximum), a research philosophy statement (2-page single-spaced maximum), one publication (published, in-press, or under review), and full contact information for three references (including a note about your relationship to each) by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted in a single file for consideration.

Please contact Dr. Stephanie Smith, the search chair, with any questions at ssmit37@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1012279
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu



Open Rank Position Secondary English
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public universities in the world, with a student enrollment of more than 50,000 and nearly 3,000 faculty. The campus is renowned for creating architectural accessibility (curb cuts were born here), wheelchair athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with disabilities. Our vibrant and diverse community of 130,000 offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life, with a cost of living lower than the U.S. average. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Champaign-Urbana area. Please visit the dual academic career webpage for more information.

The College is comprised of faculty across four departments with active research agendas. Altogether, the College of Education has $53 million in active grant funding from federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH, OSEP, IES). The College of Education offers: a history of collaboration with schools to conduct research; technology support and infrastructure; and doctoral programs wherein students assist with research.

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

Position Description: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction possesses an outstanding reputation in the areas of curriculum, literacy 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 secondary English education (grades 6-12). 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 secondary English methods courses in the middle grades and high school licensure programs; a course in disciplinary literacy; and graduate courses in literacy, multiliteracies, and writing across the curriculum.  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 English 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 proposed start date. Minimum of three years K-12 teaching or equivalent experience with adolescents.

Preferred Experience: English teaching experience in middle school or high school. Significant professional and/or academic experience in multicultural and diverse educational settings. Research and publications reflective of critical and sociopolitical perspectives in the field of literacy/ELA education. Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teacher preparation and working with diverse populations, prior university teaching experience, and familiarity with Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards. Experience with National Writing Project or other professional development in writing.

Responsibilities: Carry out an active program of research and actively pursue external funding. Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate-level course work related to English education and disciplinary literacy. 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 English education.

 Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2023.

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2022. 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 reference letters by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted for consideration.

Please contact the search chair, Idalia Nuñez, with any questions at Idalian@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1011885
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


Hiring Hourly Programmer for
2 Educational Technology Research Projects

We’re looking to hire 1 to 2 programmers on an hourly basis (about 10 hours per week) to provide extra help to support the development of novel web technologies for our NSF funded projects SimSnap and Connected Spaces.

SimSnap is a collaborative science simulation that enables students to collaboratively learn about plant biology. For this project, we are looking for help working on a few pieces: 1) An real-time collaborative tool that enables students to develop, share, and negotiate around ideas at the small group and whole class levels; 2) Working with the Seeed Studios USB Mic Array to get direction of arrival of student speech and converting it to text (using services such as otter.ai) in near real-time; 3) A teacher dashboard application that uses data mining across the simulation, collaboration tool, and the microphone array and applies machine learning to give the teacher real-time updates on the class.

Connected Spaces (CxS) is a technology toolkit that works primarily with underserved youth at makerspaces distributed across the US to help them connect with peers and mentors. In CxS we are building an integrated system based on a core set of tools to help students communicate in new and exciting ways 1) REACH projector, which uses a compact projector and camera system to project images and capture gestures across the makerspaces to help student collaborate around physical objects at a distance; 2) The CxS dashboard that shows which students are in which spaces in real-time and their personal maker interests, to help students reach out for help or advice across the spaces; 3) The Build-in-Progress platform, a social network that allows students to catalogue their maker projects and share them with the peers.

These projects are largely web-based, so experience with Java Script, HTML, CSS are key skills. Experience with modern Javascript UI libraries (react, angular, meteor, etc.) is a bonus.

Several of the projects may also include Python (including Flask). For the REACH projector, OpenCV for video streaming, image processing, and computer vision are also a plus.

This is a great opportunity to work on some innovating learning technologies with researchers across the US and in Canada!

As mentioned above, we are looking to hire for about 10 hours a week. The hourly rate will be $20/hr.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mike Tissenbaum at miketiss@illinois.edu 


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