Assistant Professor of Education Studies

DePauw University

The Department of Education Studies at DePauw University invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. A terminal degree in Education Studies, Curriculum Studies, or a closely related field is required; ABD will be considered. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal-arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. The department specifically seeks candidates to teach Developmental Theories, Foundations of Education, Education Research, and elective courses in Curriculum Studies. Teaching assignment is 6 courses per year, and funding is available for professional development and research with undergraduate students.

The Education Studies program at DePauw is a vibrant program rooted in the concepts of the critical educator, transformative intellectual and public pedagogue. The department conceives of the teaching, learning and curriculum space very broadly (museums, parks, cities, homes, forests, media, prisons, etc.), exploring the formal and informal pedagogies embedded in and elaborated through these contexts. Ideal candidates for this position will enrich DePauw with scholarship that examines official and hidden curricula in schools and society, challenges dominant narratives of development and intelligence, and analyzes the relationship between power, epistemology, and consciousness in teaching, learning, and curriculum. Successful candidates must have experience in P-12 (preschool-12th grade) schools or related educational spaces and the capacity to mentor undergraduates in teaching, learning, and pedagogical work with P-12 aged students. The preferred candidate will amplify connections with local educational entities, engage students in practical and field experience, and approach their work with an informed and lived commitment to critical inquiry, justice, diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion.

DePauw University is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,700 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music, to be renamed The Institute of Music at DePauw in July 2024. For 185 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit through Interfolio: a cover letter summarizing qualifications; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of scholarly interests; CV; contact information for three professional references; and a copy of graduate transcripts. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Rebecca Alexander Education Studies Department Chair, at with any questions.

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