Assistant Professor - Social Foundation of Education

Iowa State University in Iowa

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 26, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Social Foundations of Education at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Vacancy#140763


We seek a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will: collaborate with social foundations and other SOE colleagues in developing rich and rigorous social foundations experiences that enhance Iowa State University's teacher education programs; teach undergraduate courses in social foundations of education and graduate courses in areas of expertise; serve on masters and doctoral committees; and, engage in scholarly inquiry in social foundations. We welcome applications from individuals who draw upon humanities and social science disciplines such as history, philosophy, anthropology, geography, and sociology to study the complex relationships between the ideas and structures that shape the places in which schools are situated (e.g., neighborhoods, communities, cities, nation-states) and the individual and collective experiences of students and teachers in schools.


Iowa State University, one of only 34 public universities to have earned designation as an AAU university, is a leading land-grant institution, located in Ames, IA, one of the nation's highest rated metropolitan areas of its size ( Centrally located in a state experiencing unprecedented demographic transition, Iowa State University's School of Education is committed to fostering collaborative relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and schools.  


Required Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. in social foundations of education or a closely related field by the start date

Demonstrated potential for research/scholarly productivity at a research intensive university

Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity in research, teaching, and/or outreach


Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated understanding of conversations about the role of social foundations in teacher education

Demonstrated potential to significantly contribute to scholarly conversations in the field of education

Demonstrated successful teaching at the post-secondary level 



Commensurate with qualifications  


Special Conditions

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.  


Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:


1) Letter of Application addressing your qualifications for the position

2) Complete curriculum vitae which includes current email contact information

3) A scholarly manuscript that reflects work you have done that is relevant to the position - Please attach as "Other Document(s)"

4) Contact information for three academic references including name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail. Reference letters will be requested for candidates who advance through the search process.


If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Search Chair: Dr. Anne Foegen, Professor and School of Education Director of Graduate Education,


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.  


To ensure consideration, submit application by October 15, 2014

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