Assistant Professor of Practice - International Studies

The College of Education (CoE) invites applications for an academic Assistant Professor of Practice career-track position in International Studies. The Assistant Professor of Practice will have a joint appointment in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies and Practice (EPSP) and Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (TLS). As an Assistant Professor of Practice, the faculty member’s responsibilities will emphasize leading the new Internationalization Initiative of CoE and international studies centers, and teaching courses to CoE’s Global Education Minor. We encourage applications from those scholars with an educational background in international studies, with preferred experience in K-12 and higher education international studies.

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (TLS) includes teacher certification programs, among them elementary education (K-8) and, at the graduate level, the Teach Arizona program, which leads to a master’s degree with teaching certification in a number of subjects for middle and high school classes (grades 7-12). 

The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice (EPSP) has long engaged in efforts to internationalize the higher education sector, including supporting international students, internationalization at home, and international partnerships in the postsecondary sector.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities 

The workload distribution for this position will be 60% teaching and 40% departmental service and outreach, and the candidate will be responsible for teaching four courses per academic year.

Lead the new Internationalization Initiative of CoE and area and international studies centers Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), CLAS and Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES).

Coordinate the administration of, and teach courses in, the College of Education’s Global Education Minor and, in time, lead the development of a Global Education Major. At least one assigned course will be focused on international/area studies approaches and content in K-12 and university teaching.

Collaborate with the international studies centers’ outreach coordinators, work with graduate assistants hired through the project to develop new curricula with international content. The development of international studies curriculum units will be encouraged and facilitated by NRC project workshops involving pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as university instructors.

The new CoE International Studies faculty member will help refine the International Curriculum Certificate program for pre-service teachers who participate in a specified number of relevant classes, workshops, and institutes.

Participate in dissemination of Internationalization Initiative results to teachers and other members of the K-12 education community at local, regional, and national conferences, and promote international education within the university as well.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Teacher Education, Curriculum Development and Multilingual Studies, International Higher Education Studies or related field by time of appointment

Three years of university/college teaching experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching undergraduates

Experience in K-12 and higher education in International Studies or areas related to International Studies.

Experience in bilingual /multilingual learning settings


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