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Assistant/Associate Professor in Education

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Education starting Fall 2022.

We seek candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • Doctorate degree in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or related field (ABD candidate will be considered if degree is complete by August 2022)
  • Competency and interest in teaching educator preparation courses at the undergraduate level, as well as some of the graduate level courses for the Master of Arts in Education degree in the Curriculum and Instruction and/or Special Education tracks.
  • Previous K-12 teaching and/or administrator experience
  • Active Texas teacher certification
  • Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students and the development of future and practicing teachers
  • Ability to work collegially with other faculty members in the department and across campus
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University
  • In addition to the above requirements, preference will be given to candidates offering the following specific skills:
  • Experience teaching in higher education in both the undergraduate and master’s degree levels
  • Experience teaching in hybrid and online settings
  • Familiarity with curricular design
  • Familiarity with teacher education policies in Texas
  • Expertise in working with diverse student populations
  • Experience with clinical supervision at the K-12 level or supervising student teacher


The TLU Education Department is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and offers a Bachelor of Science leading to elementary, middle, and high school teacher certifications, as well as all level certifications in Physical Education and LOTE: Spanish. It also offers a Bachelor of Music leading to an all-level music certification. An Alternative Education Certification Program is also administered by the department. The department consistently has over 175 majors and averages 30+ graduates per year. Beginning in Summer 2020, the Education Department began offering graduate degrees in Education.

    This two-track Master of Arts program includes a concentration in curriculum and instruction or curriculum and instruction with special education. This position requires teaching courses face-to-face on campus and online through the college approved LMS. More information about the Education Department can be found at www.tlu.edu/programs/category/education.

    Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African-American presence as well. Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. For more information, visit www.tlu.edu.

    To be fully considered for this position, each candidate should submit the following materials as a single electronic file (PDF preferred):

    • Letter of application addressing the above criteria,
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Statement of teaching philosophy
    • Statement of research interests
    • Statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.
    • Contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers).

    Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience.

    Please send your submissions electronically to educationsearch@tlu.edu

    Materials should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jeannette Jones, professor and chair, Department of Education.

    Review of applications will begin October 29, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.