Clinical Track Faculty - Educational or Instructional Technology

The University of Iowa College of Education
Iowa City, IA
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa (UI) invites applications for an academic-year clinical-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the field of Educational or Instructional Technology, with a focus on technology integration in K12 environments and teacher education. The successful candidate will demonstrate active engagement in equity, inclusivity, and anti-racist education, which are critical practices within our department and the College of Education.


This is a full-time academic-year (9 month) clinical track faculty position with an initial three-year appointment beginning August 14, 2024 with possibility of renewal. The clinical track at the University of Iowa has a career progression that includes promotion (assistant, associate, full professor). The College of Education provides support for clinical faculty in professional development, conference travel, and scholarship related to clinical faculty members' areas of work. Clinical faculty are expected to teach the equivalent of 3-4 courses per semester and engage in other program-related responsibilities such as curriculum development and student advising.

This position is essential to addressing the critical need for teachers and specialists to be prepared in current technology for teaching and learning. The successful candidates will benefit from growing opportunities for unique collaborations and support found in Department of Teaching and Learning with nine K12 Licensure program areas and a robust teacher education program. Opportunities to collaborate include work with the Education Technology Center in the College as well as the Baker Teacher Leader Center.

Responsibilities involve coordinating and teaching an introductory teacher education course that all teacher education students complete early in their programs; supervising graduate assistants in multiple sections of this course; participating in grant activities to secure funding for professional productivity and curriculum development; and establishing connections with departments across the UI campus, with local schools, and within the local community. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours per semester of collaboration and contribute to instruction in K-12 classrooms. The successful candidate will be involved with local, state, and national activities that support Educational Technology as well as equity in teacher education. They will also participate in service activities to the program, department, college, and university.

Education Requirements

An earned doctorate by August 1, 2024 in Educational or Instructional Technology or a related discipline.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience in K-12 settings
  • Evidence of effective instruction in higher education
  • Demonstrated expertise in educational and instructional technology
  • Demonstrated ability to create and foster inclusive educational experiences for people from an array of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and ways of being.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in K-12 Education
  • Experience in teacher education programs
  • Demonstrated experience working with new technology and implementing current educational technology teaching practices
  • Experience with one or more of the following assistive technologies, AI, digital literacies, and participatory/social media in K12 and teacher education contexts
  • Experience in building partnerships with local schools and communities.
  • A record of securing external funds for research, training, and program development.


Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.


Academic year (9 month) clinical track appointment beginning August 14, 2024.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above; a curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; and graduate college transcripts. To apply for this position, go to our website at and choose requisition number 75032. Address inquiries or nominations to co-chairs: Mark McDermott ( and Will Coghill-Behrends (


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career and Build a Life" in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:

About the Department

The Department of Teaching and Learning (T & L) at the University of Iowa includes over 40 faculty members and over 1000 students in nine program areas. Faculty are actively engaged in teaching and research as well as collaboration local and surrounding areas through school-based research and service activities. The Teacher Education Program (TEP) implements Core Principles that ascribe to learning through inquiry, reflection, and collaboration with a commitment to humanizing approaches. These Principles center valuing students' identities, developing learners' skills and intellect, and engaging in equitable and justice-oriented education.

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are leaders in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College works intentionally through our Community Council.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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