Professor - Learning, Design, and Technology Specialization (CUIN) - (FAC003115)

University of Houston
Houston, TX
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Houston seeks scholars for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure to serve in the Learning, Design, and Technology specialization. Our Department offers a variety of teacher preparation, master's, and doctoral degree programs with a special focus on student success, social justice, and community engagement. We welcome candidates whose experience in research, teaching, and service demonstrates our commitment to excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration.

As part of an ambitious Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution, the University of Houston College of Education works to improve educational and health outcomes for all people and communities through inspired teaching, innovative scholarship, and strong partnerships. Housed in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH is a public research university with more than 46,000 students and 6,200 faculty and staff.

Together, at the University of Houston, we dare to dream big dreams and we collaborate to achieve them. Building on a trajectory of accelerated research activity and rising graduation rates, UH is pursuing a bold initiative to become a top 50 public university. New faculty will join a Big 12 institution with a growing number of nationally funded research centers and an aggressive agenda to leverage science to make a transformative impact locally, nationally, and across the globe. With a relentless focus on student success, we are committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience that empowers students to lead.

The Houston metropolitan area offers scholars rich urban and suburban environments in which to work and live - as well as opportunities for international research and study. The region is home to world-class museums, cultural events, and restaurants, as well as the renowned Texas Medical Center and nearly 50 public school districts.

In the College of Education, our faculty and staff are united around five key beliefs: Our responsibility is to improve lives; achieving success for everyone requires inspiring collective action; greater understanding depends on rigorous scientific inquiry; various perspectives and talents fuel excellence; and transformation requires challenging and valuing ourselves and others. These tenets drive us as we prepare and equip future teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, health specialists, researchers, and other leaders in their fields. In support of our pursuits, we seek experienced and ambitious colleagues whose research and teaching are strategically aligned with our ongoing work to address educational and health disparities.

Primary research responsibilities include an active research program in Learning, Design, and Technology, seeking and acquiring external funding, publishing scholarly work in high-impact venues, and disseminating work to national and international audiences. Primary teaching responsibilities include expert teaching through face-to-face, online, or hybrid delivery of courses in the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. A successful candidate will also participate in course and program development, supervision of graduate student research and teaching assistants, community outreach activities, and service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

This is a nine-month appointment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Fall 2024. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact Dr. Mimi Lee (; 713-743-0387), Search Committee Chair, should you have any follow-up questions.

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online:

A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, and (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

Research Statement

Contact information of at least 3 references

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or Status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must have a sustained record of success in Learning, Design, and Technology or a related field, as well as demonstrate an active record of scholarship and external funding commensurate with the rank of Professor. Priority will be placed on applicants whose scholarship has been nationally recognized for its (a) study of computer-supported collaborative learning environments in formal and informal settings; (b) exploration of artificial intelligence use in K-12 education; (c) immersive virtual environments; and/or (d) connection with other programmatic expertise in the College, particularly learning sciences, STEM education, health, and special populations. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a related field.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon the selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement

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