The Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates to join a dedicated and accomplished community of faculty, students, and staff as a faculty member, Assistant Professor, in Learning Technology. This is a full- time tenure track position beginning in September 2014.
The College is NCATE-approved and offers a comprehensive program leading to Master’s and doctoral degrees. We share a fundamental commitment to social justice and the pursuit of educational excellence. Located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system and is a leading center of public higher education in the Northeast.
Faculty in Mathematics, Science and Learning Technology lead Master’s and doctoral programs and participate in elementary and secondary licensure programs and educator professional development. We are seeking a colleague to collaborate with and to generate externally funded projects in STEM Education and contribute to the Department and College on service and leadership roles.
Qualifications: doctorate in Educational/Learning Technology or a related Social Science (e.g., Anthropology of Education, Cognitive Psychology, Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, or Sociology of Education); research expertise in any of the following areas: the use of learning technology to enhance teaching and learning in PK-12 formal and/or informal settings; the design and development of online learning environments including simulations, virtual worlds, and/or video gaming environments; teacher professional development and integration of technology in PK-12 learning environments, or other relevant areas; established publication record or indication of considerable promise; experience teaching or strong potential to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level; and the ability to work effectively with learners or diverse cultures and backgrounds. Interest in urban education and a commitment to educator preparation preferred.
Responsibilities: Teach and advise in the Learning, Media and Technology Master’s program and in the Mathematics, Science and Learning Technology doctoral program. Fully participate in the administration of the Learning, Media and Technology program and the Math, Science and Learning Technology program. Provide service courses related to the integration of technology in PK-12 teaching to Education Minor students and pre- service and in-service early childhood, elementary and secondary teachers. Develop and maintain an active research agenda, including seeking funding from competitive federal and private agencies; and participate actively in shared governance of the Department and College.
Interested applicants should send a curriculum vita, letter of application, three letters of reference, transcripts, and samples of written work to: Search Committee Chair, c/o Michelle Eddy, firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission of applications preferred; paper applications can be mailed to College of Education, 124 Furcolo Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. For more information about the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website at www.umass.edu/education.
Review of candidates will begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Final appointment is contingent upon the availability of funds.
The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The School of Education is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and other protected group members are encouraged to apply.