Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor School of Education
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UNIVERSITY: 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 continually 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.

SCHOOL: Baylor's School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school's growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments - Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor's undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in Master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the department of Curriculum and Instruction.


POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in at least one of the following areas: English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, or urban education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:

  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or closely related field (by Fall 2017);
  • Evidence of, or strong potential for, grant writing and grant-funded research;
  • Evidence of having established a scholarly record;
  • Experience teaching in Preschool-12 settings; and
  • Commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Developed a program of research related to improving instruction and student achievement;
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity and social justice;
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate, pedagogically sound teaching practices in Preschool-12 educational environments;
  • Knowledge of pedagogy appropriate for culturally and/or linguistically diverse students; and/ or
  • Teaching, leadership or research experience in urban schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The teacher education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes undergraduate degrees in elementary education and middle or secondary education in the core subject areas; Master’s degrees in education with several cognate options; an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction and a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Pursuing an evidence-based research agenda that in time is capable of garnering national recognition;
  • Teaching in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs;
  • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding;
  • Recruiting and mentoring students; and
  • Providing leadership to the program and department at a time of rapid growth and innovation in the lives of those units.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor (tenure track). The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2017.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 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. Materials should be submitted electronically to:

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Sandi Cooper, Search Committee Chair,

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, marital status, 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, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.