Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States


Detailed Job Description

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in Educational Foundations in the College of Education and Public Service to teach undergraduate and graduate foundation courses (e.g., history, sociology, philosophy, and/or theory) and quantitative or qualitative research courses, to advise students, to engage in research and other scholarly activities, and to perform university service.

The University and Program: Saint Louis University (SLU) is a Jesuit, Catholic university ranked as a Carnegie research institution. The university has 13,505 students: 8,687 undergraduate and 4,818 graduate and professional students. Students come from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. Founded in 1818, SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi, second oldest Jesuit University in the United States, and ranks in the top 35% of all national universities.

The College of Education and Public Service offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. Undergraduate teacher certification programs include: early childhood; early childhood special education; elementary; middle school (language arts; mathematics; social studies; science); secondary teaching (biology; English; general science; mathematics; social studies); elementary with mild-to-moderate disabilities; and K-12 world languages (French; German; Spanish). Graduate offerings in the college include educational leadership (M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.); higher education administration (M.A., Ph.D.); curriculum and instruction (M.A., M.A.T., Ed.D., Ph.D.); educational foundations (M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.), and disability education (M.A. , Ph.D.). Faculty members in the College of Education and Public Service teach undergraduate and graduate classes, including courses offered internationally (The college offers international programs in Cyprus and Lebanon.); advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students; participate in on-going program development initiatives; and engage in research and scholarly activities.

Required qualifications:

The successful candidate will:
-hold an earned doctorate in education or a related field
-have well-defined theoretical and empirical interests in foundations of education broadly defined
-have university-level teaching skills
-have experience in conducting research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals
-have experience in mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students

Additional qualifications that will strengthen the application include:

-experience with proposals and grants
-work in public, parochial, and/or private schools
-a commitment to educational improvement and social justice

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of ongoing and future research goals, teaching statement, and a writing sample through St. Louis University online-application system ( Applicants must also submit three letters of reference to:

Education Foundation Faculty Search Committee
College of Education and Public Service, St. Louis University
Takako Nomi, PhD.
3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall
St. Louis MO 63103

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Applications received prior to February 28, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages nominations of and application from women and minorities.

Recruiting Range

Commensurate with experience  

Keyword Phrases

  • Educational Studies
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Other Education
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter