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Assistant Professor of Education

Assistant Professor of Education

locationEvansville, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023

Title: Assistant Professor of Education

Division: Provost's Office

Department: Pott College of Science, Engineering, & Education

FLSA Status: Exempt

EEO Job Group: 2 C5

Position Summary

The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education at the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education. The appointment will begin August 2024.

Duties/Responsibilities 

The Assistant Professor is expected to teach courses designed for education majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise students; serve on dissertation committees; engage in service-related activities including participation in departmental, college, and university committees and professional organizations; and initiate research and grant activities leading to scholarly presentations and publications. The position is expected to teach literacy using the science of reading approach. Although some courses are taught in distance education formats, applicants should expect that an on-campus presence will be required throughout the term of their employment.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Applicants must hold a doctorate in Education or a closely related field and a minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching experience in a K-12 classroom setting. ABD considered at the rank of Instructor if doctoral degree is not conferred by hire date. Conferral of a doctoral degree is required no later than December 31, 2024.

About USI



The University of Southern Indiana is a public higher education institution located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, IN. We offer employees exceptional benefits! Benefits for this position include:

  • Affordable medical, dental, vision, life and short term and long-term disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement plan where the University makes the total contribution equivalent to 11% of annual salary.
  • Full tuition fee waiver for employees/75% for spouses and dependent children.
  • Free access to Recreation, Fitness & Wellness Center.
  • Access to on-campus University Health Center and Dental Hygiene Clinic.


For more information about the benefits that USI offers, please visit www.usi.edu/hr/benefits.

About the College

The University of Southern Indiana is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional activity, and service to the university and the community.

About the Department

The Department of Teacher Education offers undergraduate degree programs in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education, along with licensure programs in secondary education. The Department also offers a spectrum of Master of Science in Education degree programs, along with an Ed.D. program in educational leadership. For additional information about the Department, please see: https://www.usi.edu/science/teacher-education

Application Process

Click “Apply Now!” near the top right of this page to complete an application and upload application materials to the attention of the Search Committee Chair. Application materials should include:
  • letter of application describing teaching experience, scholarly interests and achievements, and potential contributions to the department
  • current curriculum vitae (provide details of all teaching and administrative licenses in the CV & include copies of licenses with the CV)
  • unofficial transcripts


Search Committee Chair:

If you have questions about the open position, please contact Dr. Lara Christoun, search committee chair, at lchristoun@usi.edu.

Best Consideration Date:

For best consideration, please submit materials before December 16, 2023.

Pre-Employment Screening

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Authorization to Work in the United States

USI typically will sponsor an employment-related visa for this position.

Interview Accommodations

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please contact the manager of Employment at mcweinzapf@usi.edu or (812) 464-1840. Contacting the manager of Employment is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only. For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at HumanRes@usi.edu or (812) 464-1815.

EEO Statement

The University of Southern Indiana is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.