Providence College — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Secondary Education

The Secondary Education Program at Providence College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in secondary education, beginning August 1, 2023.  We seek applicants whose teaching and research agenda focus on effective teaching practices that honor the learning strengths of the diversity of students found in today’s secondary education contexts. We have a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate a commitment to publicly engaged scholarship, student-centered pedagogical and mentoring practices, and supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social and cultural groups.       

Candidates for this position will provide clinical supervision and instruction to students aspiring to be future secondary school teachers.  We would invite applicants whose areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, secondary-level teaching methods, inclusive systems and practices, urban education, the sociopolitical context of education, and student teaching supervision. The teaching load is nine credits per semester with potential for a one-semester pre-tenure research leave available.  The successful candidate will also have established a scholarly research program and possess a willingness to be active in professional service to the college’s expectations of tenure/pre-tenured faculty.  

The Secondary Education Program at Providence College prepares students with a passion for teaching to lead science, foreign languages, language arts, history, and math classrooms in middle and high schools throughout the country.  Our students major in these subject areas while simultaneously completing the secondary education program. They participate in structured field experiences that provide opportunities to interact with local middle and high school students in a variety of schools and classrooms.   

Education and Experience Required

  • Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or closely related area
  • Relevant experience in secondary-level education
  • Successful record of teaching and supervising undergraduate secondary education majors
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Demonstrate ability to establish a research agenda in their area of specialization

Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at and submit a cover letter featuring relevant qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement.  If selected for an on-campus interview, candidates will be asked to respond to the college’s Mission. 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Brian McCadden, search chair at 

To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by November 15, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. . Please us this link to submit your materials:

Providence College is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Roman Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission and encourages the deepest respect for the essential dignity, freedom, and equality of every person. Committed to fostering academic excellence, the College provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.  As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity involves “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social and cultural backgrounds is preferred. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications from women and persons of color.