Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Based upon Baylor University’s long history and strong reputation for preparing high quality teachers and Baylor’s strategic vision, Pro Futuris, the Department of Curriculum & Instruction is initiating a process to advance this nationally recognized program to an even higher level, developing a stronger national model while simultaneously improving the knowledge base from which teachers are prepared. We seek to hire a faculty member who is both scholarly and appreciates the practical nature of the educational enterprise.


TRACKING ID#: F010747

TITLE: Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure) in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications for the position include:

• Earned doctorate in Elementary Education or closely related field;

• Evidence of continuing scholarship or potential for establishing a research agenda related to preparing teachers in a field-based or clinical setting; and

• Three years teaching experience in an EC-6 setting.

Applicants must have experience and expertise in at least one of the following areas: urban education, science education, mathematics education or English as a second Language.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This faculty member will have three primary roles: provide high quality instruction for the elementary teacher candidates in field-based seminars and instructional methods courses; provide support/leadership for school improvement on the Professional Development School campuses; and, establish a research agenda related to preparing teachers in a field-based or clinical setting. Responsibilities may include serving as a University Liaison at a PDS, supervising field placements, mentoring adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants who supervise or teach in the field based program, and teaching elementary education courses.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

• Expertise in developing and obtaining grants or other external funding, especially to address EC-6 school and community issues;

• Expertise in working with diverse student populations, or

• Experience in professional development schools or other field-based programs.

RANK AND SALARY: Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track) The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2015.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Materials should be submitted electronically to: Sandra_Cooper@Baylor.edu. A complete application includes a letter of application; curriculum vitae; completed application form; a copy of transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on campus interview); and, three letters of reference. See www.baylor.edu/SOE/CI for the application form and information about the School of Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.


Baylor is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, veterans, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.