LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The College of Education at Lehigh University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor to lead the development of a Learning Sciences undergraduate minor as well as teach courses and advise students within this program. The position begins Fall 2024.
Candidates should possess an earned doctoral degree (or be in candidacy with degree expected no later than the date of hire) in Learning Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Educational Psychology, or related fields and have experience teaching higher education courses.
The College of Education currently provides training at the graduate-only level in a variety of disciplines, including counseling psychology, educational leadership, instructional technology, school psychology, and teacher education. In an effort to meet the growing interests in education of undergraduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, the College of Education is launching a new interdisciplinary Learning Sciences minor that will be of relevance and interest to undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Health, and P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to lead departmental efforts in designing this Learning Sciences minor. Furthermore, the successful candidate will teach courses within this program and offer high-quality academic advising. Additional opportunities for teaching in the College of Education at the graduate level may be available. Also, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the university’s commitment to providing an inclusive and equitable community.
The position is renewable and promotable based upon performance and continuing need of the Department, the College, and the University, and affords voting privileges and eligibility to serve on Department, College, and University committees, ensuring lasting institutional educational impact.
Candidates should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) detailed curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement describing their instructional philosophy and perspectives on educational courses or topics to include in a Learning Sciences minor that would be of interest and practical significance to undergraduate students from varied disciplines, (4) evidence of teaching quality if available, (5) a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement describing prior experiences/activities and/or ideas for promoting diversity and inclusion (applicant information on the purpose of DEI statements for a Lehigh faculty position can be found here: https://advance.cc.lehigh.edu/sites/advance.cc.lehigh.edu/files/Applicant-Facing%20Contributions%20.pdf) , and (6) names and contact information of at least three references.
Applicants should submit their materials here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26134
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brook Sawyer (email@example.com).
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation’s highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty (https://provost.lehigh.edu/resources/faculty-dual-career-assistance-program/dual-career-guidelines).