Full Time Tenure Track Educational Foundations

The Department of Educational Foundations

Tenure-track position in Educational Foundations


The Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Educational Foundations beginning August 2013.  The department is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, significant scholarly productivity, and meaningful service to the university and professional communities.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Position Description: Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the social and cultural foundations of education. In doing so, they will work closely with students to create an environment that promotes responsibility, learning, and personal success.  In addition to standard teaching, advising, research, and service activities, this position involves some (limited) supervision of a field experience in schools.  All faculty at UW – Whitewater may be required to teach online and hybrid courses, weekend and/or evening classes, and provide service to the university and local community in a variety of modalities, including leading Learning Communities, mentoring students, and providing professional development opportunities for colleagues, schools, and community groups.


Required Qualifications:

·         Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree (candidates with known defense date considered) in a discipline related to the social and cultural foundations of education, including but not limited to one the following subfields: sociology, anthropology, urban studies, history, philosophy, or policy.

·         A willingness and ability to teach a range of courses in educational foundations, including some partially on-line classes.


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Evidence of teaching excellence at the post-secondary level.

·         Significant teaching or other work experience with children from diverse backgrounds.


Application: A completed application packet includes: a letter of intent addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of reference (with names, current email addresses and telephone numbers), and (for those with relevant experience) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Anne Durst, Chair (dursta@uww.edu).  Submit electronic applications to: COEPS@uww.edu.


Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.


Environment: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of 10,500 students in 45 undergraduate majors, 13 master's degree programs, and one specialist degree program. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,000 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.