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Assistant Professor of Social Studies (10935)

Position Deleted on 5/30/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Salisbury, MD
  • Faculty - Education - Teacher Education
  • Faculty - Education - Other Education (study of)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The Department of Teacher Education at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Education.

Area of Specialization: P-8 social studies education

Primary Job Duties: Teaching responsibilities for this full-time, tenure-track position will include undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in the area of social studies education. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students, provide service to the Department of Teacher Education and the University, work on site at a Professional Development School, and undertake scholarly projects related to the mission of the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies. Candidates are expected to be able to utilize effective teaching strategies which enhance the success of a diverse student body.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related field preferred (ABD may be considered). If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed before date of hire. Successful teaching experience at the P-8 level; experience in teaching/advising at the undergraduate level; and evidence of scholarship potential appropriate to the rank of assistant professor.

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Documented successful experience in social studies education at the P-8 level
  • Ability to integrate social studies teaching methods with content in other disciplines, especially with respect to STEM fields
  • Ability to model effective teaching and classroom management strategies to enhance the success of diverse learners
  • Ability to integrate technology and social studies teaching methods effectively
  • Ability to work collegially with university faculty and students as well as with P-8 school personnel
  • Ability to teach and advise doctoral candidates
  • Familiarity with Critical Theory
This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Primarily a selective undergraduate institution, the University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and less than 3 hours drive from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplingers magazine. SU has 380 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: A letter of interest describing your teaching experience, your teaching strategies and indicators of your teaching effectiveness; a statement of research and teaching interests; and up-to-date curriculum vitae. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Diallo Sessoms, via e-mail at

Additionally, three (3) blind current letters of reference should be sent directly to Stephanie Staab via E-mail at . All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail

Applications submitted by January 31, 2013 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2013.
Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all those qualified, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
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