Education Studies: Assistant Professor in Foundations of Education

A probationary tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Education Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The department is interested in educators with expertise in the area of foundations of education who can contribute to multiple program, department and college initiatives. The position begins August 25, 2014.


  • Teach courses in the Department of Education Studies on foundations of education, comparative education, and other courses that require a Critical Theory lens at an undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Also, be willing to teach in other related areas based on program needs and in accordance with specialization.
  • Develop and/or maintain a scholarly research agenda; advise and mentor pre-service teacher education students and graduate students; engage in service to the department, University, and profession.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in the area of foundations of education, multicultural education, cultural studies, or a closely related field by August 25, 2014.
  • Expertise in Critical Race Theory, Critical Pedagogy, or other Critical Theories and strong commitment to equity and social justice as demonstrated through teaching, scholarly, and/or professional endeavors clearly addressed in cover letter.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in PK-12 settings, in particular within culturally diverse settings.
  • Evidence of successful college level teaching experience.
  • Knowledge and/or skills in a plurality of the following areas will be considered an asset: history of education; philosophy of education; sociology of education; post-formalism; education law; education public policy; effective English Learner instruction; culturally responsive teaching; global learning; classroom management; technology; qualitative methods of research; teacher performance assessment.

The Department:

The Department of Education Studies consists of 16 full-time faculty, as well as adjuncts, associated faculty in content areas, and supervising teachers, who provide preparation for future elementary, middle, and secondary educators, librarians, and reading specialists. It is an exciting learning community dedicated to the preparation of collaborative, critical thinking, and highly skilled educators committed to empowering education for all students. The faculty of Education Studies is dedicated to excellence in teaching and represents a compelling variety of research interests.

Application Procedure

To apply, submit the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at: UW-Eau Claire Careers

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Education Studies: Assistant Professor in Foundations of Education (Job ID# 9543) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please direct requests for additional information to:
Amy Mitchell, Academic Department Associate

Review of completed applications will begin February 28, 2014. To ensure review, completed applications should be received by this date. However,screening may continue until position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request.

A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

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Posted 2/3/2014