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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank-Clinical - STEM Education - Texas A&M University McAllen Higher Education Center

Teaching, Learning, and Culture

McAllen, TX
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The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure) position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning September 2022. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor depending on qualifications.

We seek a vibrant and inventive colleague to join our dynamic faculty and become a thought leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning in STEM Education applied to the preparation of the generation of STEM teachers for middle grade and secondary schools. The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture has adopted and is dedicated to three primary commitments that drive all of our work:

  • advancing a department climate that is characterized by collaboration, collegiality, trust, respect, safety, celebration, and the valuing of individual differences;
  • having a central mission to create experiences that advance teaching, research and service through the application of knowledge in the preparation and development of quality educators; placing high value on, diversity, equity, inclusion, critical thinking, creativity, democratic governance, and leadership; and
  • transforming individuals, schools, and society with a global view through our engaged scholarship, reflective teaching, and collaborative service.  


Clinical faculty will typically assume an 80% teaching, 10% research, 10% service work load. Typically teaching responsibilities include12-semester hour (4 courses per semester). Part of this responsibility may include field observations, liaison and coordination efforts or other leadership roles as defined by the department. Academic workload adjustments are commonly made to accommodate administrative and leadership responsibilities associated with faculty appointments. Advising and serving on graduate student committees are also part of the clinical faculty’s responsibilities. Additional service to the profession and scholarly involvement are valued, but service and scholarship expectations are adjusted within the context of teaching responsibilities of clinical faculty members.


Qualifications Required:

  • An earned doctorate in education with a depth of study and research in STEM education or a closely related field is required (e.g., science education, engineering education, mathematics education, or technology and teacher education). ABDs are eligible to apply but must include a letter from the thesis advisor indicating completion of degree by August 15, 2022;
  • Experience in teaching courses that address content within the scope of the STEM standards for students, educators, education leaders;
  • Evidence of the application of high impact learning practices in teaching;
  • Application and integration of evidence-based teaching practices in teacher education responsive to diverse, highly impacted and underrepresented student populations;
  • Teaching experience, preferably in highly diverse 4-12 STEM settings;
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and engagement in professional leadership activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program development or leadership experience in middle grade or high school STEM teacher education, curriculum and instruction;
  • Experience teaching middle grade or high school pre-service or in-service teachers’ evidence-based practices in STEM, particularly for students in urban environments and/or at-risk for academic difficulties;
  • Experience or research in supporting an understanding of the integrated nature of STEM;
  • Experience or research in providing access for all students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds, to quality STEM education;
  • Experience working across departments in the preparation of secondary STEM teachers;
  • Prior academic scholarship (e.g., publications and research presentations);
  • Experience teaching across multiple formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, on-line) and writing intensive courses;
  • Evidence of effective post-secondary teaching experience;
  • Engagement in service activities within an academic department.
Application Instructions

Application materials should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/91040 and include the following items:

    • CV including list of courses taught and format, e.g. face-to-face, online, hybrid etc.;
    • Cover letter;
    • Teaching philosophy/statement and evidence of excellence in teaching, e.g. student course evaluation summaries etc.;
    • Research statement;
    • Contact information of three references;
    • 2- 3 representative peer-reviewed publications or curricular instructional materials created and used in teaching.

Questions regarding this position should be sent to Tammy Reynolds (t-reynolds@tamu.edu)

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.