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Winthrop is a comprehensive public university and is recognized in state and national arenas as a model teacher preparation program. Central to this model is the cooperation across academic units to prepare teachers for the realities of today’s classrooms. The social studies education program for 9-12 licensure is housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and provides pre-service teachers with the content and pedagogical foundation on which to build a career. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is the ideal home for a program that includes preparation in all of the social studies areas and allows teacher candidates the flexibility to specialize in one of these areas. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our inclusive community and work with our diverse student body.
The successful candidate will:
• Coordinate the teacher education program in social studies, including supervision of pre-service teachers in the undergraduate and graduate certification program
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social studies methods and her/his area of specialization
• Act as liaison between the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, departments housing social studies disciplines, the Richard W. Riley College of Education, and teacher education faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences to help coordinate components such as the NCSS/CAEP accreditation process, course scheduling, student placement, and multi-program education-related initiatives
• Advise and mentor social studies education majors in both the undergraduate and graduate programs
• Participate in professional service activities for the department, college, and university
• Conduct productive research/scholarly activities commensurate with rank
• Contribute to the creative and intellectual atmosphere of the department and the university
• Ph.D. or Ed.D. in social studies education or a related social studies discipline
• At least 18 graduate credits in one of the following or related disciplines: history, political science, economics, geography, sociology, psychology, anthropology
• Certification (present or past) as a classroom teacher with middle or high school teaching experience
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness and strong commitment to student learning and development
• Evidence of an ability to maintain an active scholarship agenda
• Evidence of administrative effectiveness and/or experience with NCSS/CAEP accreditation process (or equivalent) highly desirable
Employment conditions: A 9-month, full-time tenure track or multi-year renewable contract appointment with the option of summer employment if funds are available. Rank, contract and salary will depend upon experience and qualifications. ABD candidate may be considered.
Position available: August 17, 2015.
Application deadline: February 9, 2015. Application materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been identified.
1. Individuals wishing to apply for this position should make their interest known to:
Social Studies Education Search Committee
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Rock Hill, SC 29733
or to SCSTsearch@winthrop.edu
2.The following materials should be submitted:
a. A letter of application expressing interest and qualifications;
b. Current curriculum vitae;
c. A statement of philosophy of teaching;
d. A statement describing a plan for continuing scholarly activity;
e. A completed Winthrop application (available for download -
f. Three letters of recommendation from persons who know the candidate professionally;
g. Transcripts documenting all graduate degrees including coursework (copies are acceptable for application but official transcripts will be required for an offer of employment);
h. Documentation of teaching effectiveness such as teaching evaluations, awards and commendations; and
i. Any additional documentation supporting the candidate’s qualifications.
The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States and will be required to undergo a background check.
Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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