Clinical Assistant Professor of Middle and Secondary Education

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

TRACKING ID#: F013477   

POSITION: Clinical Assistant Professor of Middle and Secondary Education (Non-Tenure Track) in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

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:

  • Earned doctorate in appropriate field (by Fall 2017);
  • Evidence of continuing scholarship or potential for establishing a research agenda related to preparing teachers in a field-based or clinical setting;
  • Experience teaching in PK-12 settings; and
  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas at the middle or secondary level: English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies or urban education

    Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Expertise in developing and obtaining grants or other external funding;
  • Expertise in working with diverse student populations; and/or
  • Experience in professional development schools or other field-based programs

RESPONSIBILITIES: This faculty member will have three primary roles: 

  • Providing high quality instruction for the middle and secondary teacher candidates in field-based seminars and instructional methods courses;
  • Providing support/leadership for school improvement on the Professional Development School campuses; and,
  • Establishing a research agenda related to preparing teachers in a field-based or clinical setting.

   Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Serving as a University Liaison at a PDS site,
  • Supervising field placements
  • Mentoring adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants who supervise or teach in the field based program, and
  • Teaching middle or secondary education courses.

RANK AND SALARY: Clinical Assistant Professor. The salary will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. 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. Madelon McCall, 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.