Assistant Professor, Learning Technologies

Website University of Minnesota


Job ID 357530


Assistant Professor, Learning Technologies

Position Overview
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota invites applicants for an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position in Learning Technologies. The successful applicant will have a strong record (commensurate with their career stage) that demonstrates innovative and conscientious design and use of information technologies in authentic learning settings, strong backgrounds in research and design methodologies, and success or promise in establishing a program of research. Potential areas scholarship and expertise include, but not limited to, data science education (K12/higher education); hearing sciences; instructional/learning design; learning analytics; online and distance education; open education; K12/computer science education; critical digital pedagogy; human computer interaction and design; connected learning; social media and learning; or design-based research. The search committee is particularly interested in individuals whose research contributes to the Department’s mission in dismantling injustices in education by examining critical dimensions of learning technologies and/or creating technological tools for tackling injustices in education. The search committee seeks a diverse applicant pool and candidates from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and students from a wide range of cultural, disciplinary, and academic backgrounds. The candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary community including the Learning Technologies Collaborative and the Learning Informatics Lab.

This is a 9-month, full-time appointment located on the St. Paul campus with a target start date of August 2024. Applicants must have earned a doctorate before the start date in educational technology, learning sciences, human-computer interaction, design, or a related field.

Job Responsibilities
This position will be responsible for:
Research (40%):

  • Establish and build upon a strong research agenda that breaks new ground in learning technologies, with a possible focus on emerging technologies, critical digital pedagogy, or human-computer interaction and design.
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary research through the centers and Departments of the College and University such as the Learning Technologies Collaborative and the Learning Informatics Lab.

Teaching and Advising (40%):

  • Teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Advise graduate students.

Service (20%):

  • Participate in Program, Department, College, University activities, including service on internal committees and relevant professional organizations. Participate in community service and/or other outreach and public engagement activities.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in education, educational technology, learning sciences, human-computer interaction, design, or related fields
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity efforts in educational contexts
  • Evidence of or potential for a strong publication record commensurate with their career stage

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of or a demonstrated potential for a strong research record (publication and procuring external funding) commensurate with their career stage
  • Evidence of success in or a demonstrated potential for securing external funding
  • Teaching and advising experience at the graduate level
  • Experience in teaching in completely online or blended environments
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community service and governance
  • Ability or potential to engage in interdisciplinary research
  • Evidence of leadership, vision, and initiative in curriculum development and advancement

About the Department
Department Overview
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CI) is committed to promote social justice and dismantle racial, socioeconomic, gender, and language injustices in education. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. We are also committed to developing future teachers, practitioners, technologists, and researchers who are equipped to identify and challenge systems and structures of racism and oppression in the field, locally and globally. This tenure-track faculty member will have an appointment in the Department’s Learning and Technologies program area.

College Overview
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college at the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.

University Benefits

The University offers a generous benefits package which include:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with generous employer contribution and immediate vesting
  • Employer paid disability and life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75% of eligible tuition
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

For more information specific to employee groups, please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Application Deadline: The initial screening of applications will begin on October 23, 2023.

This position requires that you attach the following documents as PDFs:

  1. cover letter
  2. detailed resume
  3. names and contact information of three references
  4. a statement of teaching interests
  5. a statement of research interests

The teaching and research statements should include prior or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For general questions about the application process, contact Molly Bendzick ( To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612)-624-UOHR (8687).

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