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Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Generalist, K-12 Teaching/Learning/Social Justice

Position Description

The Department of K-12 Teaching, Learning, and Social Justice in the College of Education (COE) at Seattle University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to join the Teacher Education Program/Master in Teaching (MIT) faculty starting April 2023. Our programs are committed to preparing ethical and reflective teacher leaders for social justice, and this individual will have opportunities to teach and support Teacher Education/MIT courses and field experiences. The faculty member in this position will also provide support to the Teacher Education programs through activities such as recruitment and admissions, academic advising, and sharing responsibility with faculty for general program operations. 


Responsibilities include teaching, scholarship and service in graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs for K-12 teacher candidates completing their initial teaching credential in Washington State. Teaching activities include course and/or curriculum design, instructional delivery, continuous improvement activities, and student advising. The teaching workload will focus primarily in the areas of elementary/secondary instructional planning, assessment methods, and secondary subject-based methods within a context of inclusion, culturally sustaining pedagogies, and social justice.  Other course options will be considered beyond this focused program need. Service may include developing relationships collaboratively with P-12 schools, participating in the candidate recruitment/admission process, and working to prepare teacher candidates for successful completion of the Teaching for Equity capstone project, among other services to the program/college.


Ideal candidates must demonstrate an understanding of, commitment to, and ability to teach to Seattle University’s Jesuit mission. 

Salary:  The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


Minimum Requirements: Doctoral degree in curriculum studies or a related field. Experience teaching in K-12 classrooms. Ability to work and teach collaboratively in team settings. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, multiculturalism, social justice and culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies.  Evidence of work experiences that are complementary to Seattle University’s mission of educating the whole person and preparing leaders for a just and humane world. 

Preferred:  A doctoral degree in curriculum & instruction or a related field. Experience in educator preparation for culturally and linguistically responsive teaching in the K-12 setting. Teaching experience in both elementary and secondary P-12 classroom settings. Experience preparing teacher candidates for initial teacher certification in Washington State and teaching secondary literacy and general methods courses in undergraduate/graduate teacher preparation programs. Demonstrated knowledge of current literature and trends. Experience using technology in educational settings, including online teaching. Experience, knowledge and understanding of program assessment and curriculum development. 

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

 Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at, including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for at least three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin December 31, 2022. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Charisse Cowan Pitre, Chair of Search Committee. ( or (206) 296-5773). Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at

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