Assistant/Associate Professor (technology) - C&I
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor Curriculum & Instruction
Specialization: Educational Technology/Digital Literacies
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction prepares professional educators for transformative leadership in research-based teaching practice and student learning. Graduates shape the future through research and practice, addressing complex issues with innovation and creativity. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction is the largest in the School of Education and is home to the undergraduate teacher education core classes along with robust graduate offerings at the master’s and doctoral levels. To learn more about the department, please visit the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
Consistent with Baylor’s mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:
- Doctorate in a field aligned with digital education, instructional technology, digital literacies, or learning analytics
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas, or a closely related topic: the development, application, and critical analysis of digital technologies in education; the impact of digitalization/datafication in formal or informal learning environments; literacy instruction and practice related to digital technologies (e.g,. digital-, media-, information-, algorithmic- literacies); digital game studies and play-based learning; immersive virtual environments; internet cultures and learning; artificial intelligence and machine learning in education; data visualization, mining, and learning analytics; surveillance, copyright, and technology policy
- Coherent progression of peer-reviewed scholarship commensurate with rank (at the assistant level, evidence of potential for establishing a strong research agenda; at the associate-level, a coherent record of peer-reviewed research and credentials sufficient to merit the rank of tenured associate professor at a Research 1 institution)
- Evidence of, or strong potential for, grant writing or grant-funded research
- Excellence in teaching at the university level
- Demonstrated mentorship of undergraduate and/or doctoral students (at the assistant-level), or demonstrated mentorship of doctoral students and/or junior faculty (at the associate-level)
- A history of faith community engagement in the Christian or Jewish tradition.
- Pursue and maintain an active research agenda
- Participate in individual and collective activities to secure external research funding
- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
- Recruit and mentor graduate students
- Engage in service to the profession, and to the department, school, and university
SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 1, 2024.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by October 15.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials.
- Letter of interest that addresses the position’s qualifications and responsibilities and includes a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylor’s Christian mission
- A curriculum vitae
- Transcripts documenting the terminal degree
Contact information for three professional references. Note: Reference checks will only be initiated for those applicants who advance to the finalist phase (i.e., on-campus interviews).
For questions regarding the position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Philip Nichols (Phil_Nichols@baylor.edu)
Application materials must be submitted electronically to: apply.interfolio.com/130316
About Baylor School of Education:
For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University’s mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education’s undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the school’s graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 different graduate program options including MA, MSEd, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.
Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad, and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians.
Explore the School of Education through the website, including these links of interest:
- Department of Curriculum & Instruction
- Department of Educational Leadership
- Department of Educational Psychology
- Faculty Profiles
- Grants and Initiatives
- Graduate Programs in the SOE
- Undergraduate Teacher Education Majors
- News from the School of Education and Impact newsletter online
About Baylor University:
Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas and currently serves approximately 21,000 students. Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation and designated an R1 institution within the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system. Baylor University is also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education within its honor roll of "Great Colleges to Work For." Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while affording faculty and staff the opportunity to live in one of the fastest-growing areas of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate Forward, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor’s curriculum includes 126 baccalaureate programs, 79 master’s programs, 47 doctoral programs (including the JD), the Education Specialist program, and the Master of Laws program.
The links below may offer more insights about Baylor University:
- Research at Baylor
- Athletics website
- University Leadership: Office of the President
- University Leadership: Office of the Provost
- Faculty Senate
- Human Resources* and information on Employee Benefits
*For additional questions about Human Resources, please email askHR@baylor.edu
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.