Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Curriculum and Learning

Department: Curriculum and Learning
Rank: Assistant
Specialization(s): Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Teacher Education
Search #: 24-007  

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice and inquiry. Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,000 students, with significant external research funding, and offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. We seek to instill in all students the value of discovery with the liberal arts and sciences serving as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. The University is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a city rich and vibrant with arts and culture, and home to many universities and with easy access to New York City and Boston.

Southern’s Department of Curriculum and Learning seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant level to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the initial certification teacher preparation programs and the graduate MS program in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on curriculum development and theory, instructional design, and teacher learning. The successful candidate will also employ leadership skills in service to the teacher certification programs. Additional responsibilities include student teaching supervision and advising students.

Qualifications Required

  • Earned doctorate or ABD (must earn doctorate by end of first year of appointment) in curriculum and instruction, teacher education, educational studies, or related field,
  • Minimum 3 years full time relevant k-12 teaching experience,
  • Evidenced ability to teach university level courses in curriculum development and instructional design,
  • Evidenced potential in leadership within teacher education programs,
  • Knowledge of culturally sustaining pedagogies,
  • Strong demonstrated potential for scholarly activity leading to peer-reviewed publications, external grants or other support, and conference presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in schools that serve diverse student populations,
  • Evidence of potential for leadership and collaborative engagement with school and community organizations,
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching on campus and online instructional modalities,
  • Experience engaging in the process of educational program assessment and improvement, preferably as it relates to program accreditation,
  • Experience as a university student teacher supervisor.

Application Process

For full consideration, please submit a letter of interest addressing your teaching and research accomplishments. Additionally, submit a current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of your philosophy of teacher education, a one-page summary of your past scholarly work and research trajectory, copies of official graduate transcripts, and names of three references with email and phone contact information. All inquiries and application materials must be submitted electronically to the C&L Search Committee Chair at CURRsearch1@southernct.edu no later than March 15, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.