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Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education (Deaf Studies)

Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education (Deaf Studies)

The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education with a focus on Deaf Studies. We are seeking a faculty member who shares Boston University School of Education’s commitment to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship in Deaf Studies.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise master’s and doctoral students; conduct and publish research; and secure grants to support research and training. While the focus of research is open, the successful candidate’s areas of expertise in teaching and research are expected to complement those of the current faculty in Deaf Studies.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in one or more of the following areas, Education of the Deaf, American Sign Language acquisition, and American Sign Language linguistics.  The following duties are also be included: academic advising, supervision of practicum, and recruiting and retention of students.  An established program of research is preferred. As a tenure track faculty member, the candidate is expected to participate in program and cluster meetings, conduct research, produce grant applications, write and present professionally, and provide service within and outside the School of Education.

The position begins in the 2015-2016 academic year. Date of Appointment: July 1, 2015.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Education of the Deaf;
  • Fluency in ASL and classroom experience in teaching Deaf students;
  • An established program of research in Deaf studies that shows promise of earning tenure at Boston University.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Catherine O’Connor, mco@bu.edu

Review of applications begins November 1, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to sedsrch@bu.edu:

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Samples of scholarship
  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



[1] http://www.bu.edu/education/students/prospective/graduate/programs/deaf/index.html

Assistant Professor, Special Education

Assistant Professor, Special Education

The Special Education Faculty at Boston University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Special Education position with a focus on the education of students with learning disabilities, particularly those in urban settings.

We are seeking a faculty member who shares Boston University School of Education’s commitment to the preparation of educators and to the advancement of research and scholarship. This dual commitment is reflected in our present faculty, who combine practical classroom expertise and scholarly attainments. We see these two aspects of our work as a natural and necessary combination: either would be diminished by the absence of the other. The scholarly work deepens and enriches the preparation of educators; and the preparation of educators tethers scholarship to the realities of practice. The official date of hire is July 1, 2015, with academic activities beginning in mid-August, 2015.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education; program advising for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students; providing field-based supervision; publishing scholarly work; and providing service to the department, college, university and the professional community. 

An earned doctorate in special education or related field is required. Preference will be given to applicants with at least three years of public school teaching or equivalent experience with school age students with high incidence disabilities; experience teaching in urban settings is highly desirable; prior college or university teaching experience; and an established program of research focused on the education of students with learning disabilities.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Donna Lehr, dlehr@bu.edu

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to sedsrch@bu.edu:

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Samples of scholarship 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Assistant Professor, STEM Education (Science)

Assistant Professor, STEM Education (Science)

The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of STEM Education with a focus on Science Education. We are seeking a faculty member who shares Boston University School of Education’s commitment both to the preparation of STEM educators and to the advancement of research and scholarship in STEM Teacher Education.

Description of Duties:

  • Develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in science education (PreK-12)
  • Conduct a program of scholarly research and publication appropriate for science education.
  • Seek external funding for research activities
  • Provide professional academic advising to students, including those seeking licensure for teaching
  • Supervise the research of master’s and doctoral students
  • Build positive relations with local schools, other departments at Boston University, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and professional organizations

This Assistant Professor position begins July 1, 2015. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in STEM education or a closely related academic area
  • Experience teaching science at the PK-12 level
  • A program of research focused on science education

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Suzanne Chapin, schapin@bu.edu

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to sedsrch@bu.edu:

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Samples of scholarship
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Clinical Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration

Clinical Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration

The Faculty in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies are seeking a Clinical Associate Professor with an expertise in Higher Education Administration (HEA).  Boston University’s School of Education has long been known for preparing educational leaders for PK-12 and higher education settings in New England and beyond. As one of the nation’s leading institutions for education and research, BU has a rich legacy of preparing professional educators, producing research that refines the practice of education and providing service to the Boston, regional, and world communities.

HEA has provided advanced graduate preparation to hundreds of dynamic university administrators for over 25 years. The majority of our graduate students are full-time professionals working in departments and programs in student affairs, financial aid, wellness, counseling, medical school, development, admissions, and academic affairs at Boston University and surrounding universities. This rich spectrum of university perspectives provides for lively didactic exchanges inside and outside the classroom. By choosing to work at Boston University, you will become a part of that legacy, with the chance to take advantage of significant opportunities for educational, professional, personal, and cultural growth.

This is a non-tenure-track (9 month) Clinical Associate Professor faculty position. Official date of hire is July 1, 2015, with academic activities beginning in mid-late August, 2015.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Description of Duties

  • Develop and teach residential and online courses for graduate students in various aspects of higher education administration and leadership: perspectives/history, contemporary issues, legal, student affairs, and other emerging topics
  • Advise masters and doctoral students
  • Work closely with the HEA program director on a variety of program initiatives, outreach, recruitment, review of applications for robust part-time and full-time residential masters program
  • Work collaboratively with education leadership and policy studies faculty in departmental initiatives, dissertation advisement and curriculum support of the Education Leadership & Policy Studies doctorate (pk-12 and higher education administration leadership)
  • Engage in scholarly activities including publications and presentations

Requirements

  • Doctorate in higher education/student affairs administration or related discipline; strongly prefer candidate with extensive professional experiences-practice in higher education administration, including prior graduate teaching experience
  • Demonstrated scholarship and research interests in higher education/student affairs

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit electronically to sedsrch@bu.edu the following information:

  • A letter of application (cover letter)
  • Professional resume/CV
  • Sample(s) of scholarship
  • Three letters of reference

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Joel H. Scott, jhscott@bu.edu.

Review of applications will begin in on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Clinical Associate Professor, Language and Literacy Education (Bilingual, Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, Modern Foreign Language Education)

The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for the position of a full-time, non-tenure track Clinical Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education with a focus on PreK-12 Bilingual Education, Teaching English as a Second Language Education, and Modern Foreign Language Education. As one of the nation’s leading institutions for education and research, Boston University has a rich legacy of serving both our internal community of students, faculty, and staff as well as greater Boston and the world community.  We are seeking a faculty member who shares Boston University School of Education’s commitment to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship in Language Education, with particular emphasis on serving English language learners in PreK-12 urban educational settings.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctoral degree and will have evidence of a strong record of commitment and experience working with teachers and learners in linguistically and culturally-diverse educational settings.  The candidate will provide leadership for the Ed.M. programs in PreK-12 Bilingual Education, Teaching English as a Second Language Education, and Modern Foreign Language Education, and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in bilingual and bi-literacy acquisition, instruction, and assessment.  Responsibilities also include academic advisement of undergraduate and graduate students, including those seeking licensure in PreK-12 settings; maintaining a record of scholarship and publication in applied second language studies, promoting literacy teaching and learning in urban settings, and maintaining and expanding the site-based professional development programs for school districts serving learners of English as an additional language.

The position begins in the 2015-2016 academic year.  Date of Appointment: July 1, 2015.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Applied Linguistics, Applied Second Language Studies, Bilingual Education, Educational Linguistics, Language and Literacy, or a closely related field with a focus on the education of English language learners
  • Experience in U.S. K-12 education
  • University teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Demonstrated leadership competence
  • An established program of research and strong publication record in scholarly journals that focus on the language and literacy skills of English language learners

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Marnie Reed, tesol@bu.edu.

Review of applications begins January 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to sedsrch@bu.edu:

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Samples of scholarship
  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Lecturer of Applied Human Development

Lecturer of Applied Human Development

The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for a full-time, Lecturer of Applied Human Development.  We are seeking a faculty member who shares Boston University School of Education’s commitment to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of evidence-based practice, as well as research and scholarship.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will help advance the master’s program in Applied Human Development with specializations in Positive Youth Development, Coaching and Physical and Health Education Licensure. The position will be housed within our Applied Human Development program. The successful candidate’s expertise is expected to complement the current faculty primarily in the Physical and Health Education Licensure and Coaching specializations. The successful candidate would be one who has a degree in Physical Education, Human Development, Positive Youth Development, Coach Development, Athletic Training/Exercise Science or other related field. The successful candidate has experience working with schools (teaching, outreach, etc.), has teaching experience at the college/university level (undergraduate and graduate), and has administrative skills/experience. Preferred qualifications: experience developing and/or teaching online courses, supervision of pre-service students in the field.  A candidate who has an interests in research related to physical education, positive youth development, or other areas of applied human development is desirable.

The Lecturer position hire date is July 1, 2015 with the academic activities beginning in mid to late August, 2015. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Physical Education, Human Development, Positive Youth Development, Coach Development, Athletic Training/Exercise Science or other related field
  • Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in positive youth development/physical education/physical activity and that is complementary to the range of interests and skills of the current faculty;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • A history of participating in interdisciplinary research is highly desirable;
  • Prior college or university teaching experience;
  • Prior outreach/service experiences; and
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Sarah Benes, ssparrow@bu.edu

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to sedsrch@bu.edu:

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Samples of scholarship/outreach activities
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Lecturer, Elementary Education

The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for a one-year full-time appointment Lecturer position in the Elementary Education Program. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong background in teacher education, specifically urban and multicultural education and/or critical literacy.

As one of the nation’s leading institutions for education and research, BU has a rich legacy of serving both our internal community of students, faculty, and staff as well as greater Boston and the world community. By choosing to work at Boston University, you will become a part of that legacy, with the opportunity to take advantage of significant opportunities for educational, professional, personal, and cultural growth. No matter what your role, you will join the thousands of other BU employees who are working to improve the lives of the people they touch.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Elementary Education with a focus on urban and multicultural education. Other responsibilities include field-based supervision and providing service to the department, college, university and the professional community.

This one-year Lecturer position begins July 1, 2015. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (preferred) in education or a closely related academic area
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence
  • At least three years of public school teaching at the elementary school level
  • Prior college or university teaching experience and/or field supervision
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Jennifer Bryson, jbryson@bu.edu.

Application Procedures: Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to sedsrch@bu.edu :

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of reference
  • Samples of scholarship
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Review of applications will begin March 15th and continue until the position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants and nominees must be released upon request.

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.