The College of Education and Human Development invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate professor in Elementary Education. This is a tenure-track faculty position. The complete posting follows. Please access the University of Minnesota Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu and search for Requisition Number: 175187 to access our online application.
Faculty Position (Assistant or Associate) in Elementary Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota seeks a new faculty member at the assistant or associate rank to contribute to research, teaching, and service in the interdisciplinary area of Elementary Education. Our preference is to hire at the advanced assistant or beginning associate level.
The new hire would join the highly functional Elementary Education core group made up of members of the content areas with teaching and research interests in elementary education. Applicants who locate themselves in Curriculum Studies and/or Teacher Education with an emphasis on elementary teaching and learning are encouraged to apply.
The Elementary Education programs include undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The existing Elementary Education licensure program is committed to preparing the highest quality teachers to work in K-6 schools. The M.A. and Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare researchers and teacher educators who can carry out research within the multidisciplinary contexts of Elementary Education. The new hire will lead the graduate program in Elementary Education as well as provide leadership in the integration of research into the undergraduate and licensure elementary education programs.
This is a full-time, tenure track or tenured position in a highly regarded college of a major urban research university with a start date in August 2011. Located in the culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University offers unique opportunities for research and participation in varied cultural communities. The College of Education and Human Development is one of the top ranked professional schools of education in the nation. We are an inclusive, nationally distinctive college that explores education and human development across the life span to increase the intellectual synergy and cooperative inquiry required to address the complexity of educational and social issues facing children, youth, and families in the 21st century. Additional information about the college and the department can be found on the Internet: http://www.cehd.umn.edu.
Specific responsibilities of the individual hired include, but are not limited to:
Research: Maintain a strong record of scholarship with a general focus on Elementary Education and conduct research on such issues as: elementary education teacher preparation programs, curriculum in 21st-century elementary schools, professional development schools, and induction programs for new teachers. Applicants should be committed to securing external funds in support of their scholarly inquiry.
Teaching/Advising: Strengthen the Elementary Education track for MA and Ph.D. degrees in Curriculum and Instruction. Work collaboratively with other programs to develop supporting fields for students in the Elementary Education track. Teach courses for our undergraduate, licensure and graduate students. Advise graduate students and undergraduate honors students in elementary education.
Service: Make strong contributions to the ongoing activities of the program, the department, the college, and the University. Participate in department, college, University, and other outreach and public engagement activities, including service on internal committees or task forces, and making presentations to external constituencies. Make strong contributions to on-going relationships with school-based partners. Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
- · Evidence of or potential for strong scholarship related to elementary education
- · Evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity in elementary education
The individual hired will be appointed into a full-time, academic year (9-month) tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated starting date for this appointment is August 29, 2012. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants applying for the position at the rank of Associate Professor would need a record of scholarship commensurate with the level of associate professor at the University of Minnesota.
Application Process: This position will remain open until filled, but the search committee will begin its review of applications on January 15, 2012. Completed applications will consist of a letter addressing qualifications, including a description of the individual's research program and a statement indicating how the candidate meets the expectations of the position; curriculum vitae; and three reference letters from individuals who can speak to the qualifications sought in this position. An on-line application is required for this position. Please access the University of Minnesota Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu and search for Requisition Number: 175187. Supporting materials such as the cover letter and curriculum vitae may be attached electronically to the on-line application or mailed to (particularly for reference letters): Katie Louis, Elementary Education Search, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 125 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury, Dr., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
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