Position. The University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Learning Sciences with expertise in learning technologies. The candidate should be an outstanding and energetic scholar with an interdisciplinary outlook who is committed to understanding how people learn in different contexts (e.g., classrooms, after-school programs, museums, digital games, professional development, etc.). Interests could be in supporting teaching and learning through learning technologies, the impacts of technology on the education system more broadly, and/or the design and efficacy testing of learning technology tools. The anticipated start date of this position is September 1, 2019.
Qualifications and Responsibilities. Doctoral degree in the learning sciences, educational technology, educational psychology, cognitive science, or a related field is required. Expertise in teacher education, professional development, and/or STEM learning is desirable. Depending on rank, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarship and have secured external funding for their research, or have a strong potential to do so. In addition, candidates at the Associate level should have a record of excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will exhibit the ability to create and support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in all aspects of their work.
Responsibilities will include pursuing a rigorous and innovative line of research and supervising doctoral students. In addition, the candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in educational technology and related topics delivered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
Learning Sciences at UD. The Learning Sciences faculty includes nine dynamic faculty whose interests include integrating technology into classrooms, incorporating engineering design in the science curriculum, studying and facilitating language development and playful learning, using science and literacy to foster scientific knowledge, and understanding why children struggle in mathematics and developing interventions to close the math achievement gap. Faculty in this specialization area have long-standing collaborations with colleagues at other institutions, departments at UD, and within the learning sciences. Learning Sciences faculty presently hold a total of 8 million in research funding and routinely receive external grants from the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and private foundations. Faculty also held an IES Postdoctoral Training Grant focused on bridging cognitive, developmental, and education sciences. A commitment to mentoring junior scholars in their research and teaching is shared among Learning Sciences faculty.
About the University and the School of Education. Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (a research designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million annually. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best university employers. The University of Delaware strongly believes that our future success is firmly predicated on our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for our School’s educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and communities.
The School of Education within the College of Education and Human Development has 50 full-time, faculty, and houses nearly 600 undergraduate majors and minors and 360 graduate students. The School offers an undergraduate major in elementary teacher education and undergraduate minors in educational studies, educational technology, and urban education. The School of Education supports several robust graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level including a PhD program in education, an EdD in educational leadership, and an EdS in school psychology. Faculty in the School of Education are highly research active in areas spanning language and literacy, mathematics education, the science of learning, sociocultural approaches, and educational policy. Faculty research is externally supported from numerous foundations and from federal agencies such as the Institute for Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. In the last several years, faculty have garnered external funding in excess of $21 million and the college ranks among the top universities nationally in obtaining federal support for education research. Faculty in the School of Education are recognized for their contributions to national conversations about critical educational issues, lead organizations working to address those issues, and provide a range of supports to the agencies at the front lines of improving educational opportunities and outcomes. The faculty are a methodologically diverse and collegial group of nationally and internationally known scholars.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from all groups, especially Minority Group Members and Women.
Applications. We will begin reviewing applications November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter describing the candidate’s research interests and accomplishments, potential for funding, teaching experience, and ability to support equity, diversity and inclusiveness. Applicants should submit a CV and three letters of reference.
For inquiries, contact: Dr. Nancy Lavigne, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-3109, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should apply through Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/56793