Assistant Professor – Curriculum Studies



Job description

Stillwater, OK

Req ID: req8558

Position Number: AF9266

Department: Teaching, Learning & Educational Sciences (STLES)

Hiring Supervisor: Shelbie Witte

Hiring Range
(Contingent upon available funding):


Work Schedule: Varied

Job Summary

The successful candidate will value the Oklahoma State University land grant mission and embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community through high-quality and integrated teaching, scholarship, and service. This tenure-track faculty member will contribute to the program and the field of curriculum studies and will have opportunities to collaborate with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in research and program development to increase the positive impact of the program on the state of Oklahoma, the region, the nation, and the international world. Major responsibilities include:

  • Establishing a scholarly research agenda through publications, grant writing, and presentations, and showing the potential for leadership in advancing the field of curriculum studies;
  • Teaching courses in areas such as curriculum history, curriculum theory, curriculum design, K-20 curriculum, pedagogy, cultural diversity, college curriculum and teaching, and international and peace education;
  • Recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students;
  • Providing service to departmental, college, and university committees, and participating in professional organizations at local and national/international levels; and
  • Collaborating with faculty in other programs across the campus and engaging in purposeful University outreach to foster productive relationships with local communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D./Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies or a closely related field

  • Record of scholarly productivity and evidence of emerging research agenda;
  • Teaching experience at the levels of K-12 schools and/or higher education; demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence at the university level; record of effective online and/or hybrid teaching;
  • Strong working knowledge of various research methodologies;
  • Ability to build productive professional relationships with public schools, colleges, and local communities; and
  • Evidence of professional service and of efforts in seeking external grant funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research expertise in the area of curriculum and teaching in higher education;
  • Expertise in international and peace curriculum and nonviolence education;
  • Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies;
  • Experience in advising graduate students; and
  • Experience in obtaining and engaging externally funded projects

How to apply

Apply online
For full consideration, please submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching (including philosophy, practices, and experiences), and statement of research interests (including current and future research pursuits), transcripts, and the names and complete contact information (phone, email, physical mailing address) of three professional references no later than December 1, 2020. For assistance with your required materials, you may contact Lisa Baker, STLES Administrative Assistant, at [email protected].

Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (also referred to informally as Oklahoma State, O-K-State, O-State and OSU) is a land-grant, sun-grant, coeducational public research university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. OSU was founded in 1890 under the Morrill Act.