Drake University — Assistant Professor of Education – Graduate Studies

The Drake University School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching Learning starting in the Fall 2021 semester. Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses (face to face and online) that support the Teaching and Learning Master’s degree programs, working effectively with the education faculty and staff, and contributing to the overall mission of the Department and the University. Candidates from historically marginalized communities are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities also include student advising, working cooperatively with area public schools, maintaining an active research and publication agenda, participating in school and university committees and professional organizations, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach courses in and develop courses in their specialty field. Graduate courses are typically held in the evenings and on weekends.

In year one, the faculty member will teach a 2/3 course load. In subsequent semesters, the faculty member will teach 3 courses each semester. The faculty member may also have the opportunity to teach during the summer.


  • Earned Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Education, or closely related field; ABD considered if expected degree completion within semester hired.
  • Established teaching experience in Grades K-12.


  • Experience working with adult learners.
  • Previous academic experience with diverse populations is highly desirable.
  • Expertise in the use of instructional technology.
  • Experience in teaching in both face-to-face and web-based delivery systems.

The Drake University of School of Education is a diverse community of collaborative learners dedicated to the preparation, licensure, advancement, and continuing education of teachers, counselors, school administrators, and other educational leaders of learning communities. The Drake University School of Education is committed to diversity and inclusivity and is guided by the principles of academic reflection, collaborative learning, and promoting lifelong learning as a purposeful activity that advances global citizenship and just society.

Drake University is a midsized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake University offers the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships. Drake enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduates and 1,900 graduate students from 45 states and more than 42 countries. These students choose from more than 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through six colleges and schools. In addition, we offer a range of continuing education programs serving working professionals, community members, and area businesses.


Interested candidates are to submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, references (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), a diversity and equity statement, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Academic transcripts will be requested for final candidates. Materials can be submitted at: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrake.HireTouch.com&token=2pfSMA3iEMYcseriQxjkCN5EhVYJeRsX1GFsovqD1pM%3D. For additional information, please contact search chair Lindsay Woodward at lindsay.woodward@drake.edu.

Review of applicants will begin in October 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation.