Assistant/Associate Professor of Educator Development (2 positions)

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Assistant/Associate Professor of Educator Development   (2 positions)

The Institute of Professional Educator Development at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks highly qualified, innovative scholars in the field of educator preparation and development to serve as founding faculty in this bold endeavor.

 UW-Parkside announces two (2) full time tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning fall of 2013. The University is launching a collaboratively designed, regionally responsive clinical program of professional educator development. The Institute of Professional Educator Development houses the newest educator development program in the state of Wisconsin.   The program design is based on the recommendations of the NCATE/CAEP Blue Ribbon Panel of Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning (NCATE, 2010). 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the Institute; advising undergraduate students; supervision of field experiences and directed teaching in the undergraduate program; leadership in the Institute; establishing and maintaining an active research program; grant writing; service activities and working collaboratively with the Institute staff, Educator Development Program Committee and advisory board.  Working with diverse populations and non-traditional students is essential for these positions.  The position requires service to the profession, university and local community, including supporting the Educator Learning Community and mentoring students with a strong focus on the clinical program and the schools and community groups supporting those placements.  Research interests should focus on educator development, adult learning, clinical practice or related areas. The successful candidate may be required to teach online and hybrid courses and/or weekend and evening classes. This is an academic year position (9 months) and the position will start August 19, 2013.



  • Earned Ph.D. or Ed. D. in:  Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology or related field in education. 
  • Specialization in one or more of the following: reading literacy, math education, science education, special education, developmental learning and practice, learning design and assessment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory and practice
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to establish and sustain scholarly production
  • PI 34.11(2)(c)”Faculty who supervise pre-student teachers, practicum students, student teachers, or interns shall have at least 3 years of teaching, pupil services, or administrative experience or the equivalent as determined by the department in prekindergarten through grade 12 settings.”  (PI 34.11, Wisconsin Statute)



  • Commitment to student learning
  • Understanding of best practices and current research in teaching and learning including assessment of educator candidates
  • Commitment to the preparation of educators for diverse contexts
  • Experience working collaboratively with university colleagues, PK-12 faculty and community partners
  • Commitment to self-evaluation, reflection and development
  • University teaching, advising, and/or supervision experience
  • Experience in developing new and innovative program models or other institutional change efforts
  • Familiarity with the requirements of teacher licensure
  • Record of peer reviewed publications
  • Commitment to involving undergraduates in scholarly pursuits


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

The University:

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, diversity and inclusiveness, and community engagement. UW-Parkside grants bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 30 academic programs and currently enrolls 5,000 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional. UW-Parkside is the most ethnically diverse campus in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 22% students of color and 19% faculty and instructional staff of color. UW-Parkside benefits from the cultural diversity of the communities it serves in southeast Wisconsin. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.

Review of Applications:

Applications received by January 4th, 2013 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

A completed application packet includes:

  • Letter addressing required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of academic transcripts (may be unofficial)
  • Names and full contact information for five professional references

Applications MUST be submitted electronically to Linda Perez at [email protected] . A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

 The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.   Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.