Assistant Professor - Inclusive Elementary Education

Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted
Feb 21, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Inclusive Elementary Education

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the College of Education (COE) to begin August 2017. The Department seeks an individual with content knowledge of best practices in Inclusive Elementary Education, Special Education, and English as a Second Language. The candidate must provide evidence of ability to sustain scholarship and professional record in an appropriate field consistent with university promotion and tenure guidelines, and evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or field supervision in undergraduate/graduate Preference will be given for applicants with a background in Science and/or Literacy. Knowledge of and experience with inclusive elementary programs, undergraduate teaching, teacher education accreditation processes, partnerships with schools, and teacher candidate supervision are highly desired competencies.

The College of Education professional education programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE). The Inclusive Elementary Education degree closely aligns with standards for special education and English as a Second Language. The College of Education offers programs in professional education and teacher licensure in Inclusive Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education; Counseling; Educational Administration; and Student Affairs in Higher Education. Undergraduate, Master and PhD degrees are awarded by the College.


Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education

UCCS has the only program in the state to offer a multi-credential degree in Inclusive Elementary Education. Successful candidates complete the program and are recommended for K-6 Elementary Education licensure, and endorsements in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education K-12 (Colorado's English as a Second Language endorsement) and Special Education Generalist ages 5-21. The BA in Inclusive Elementary Education represents a fundamental shift in teacher preparation with a focus on meeting the needs of all students. Coursework includes linguistics, second language acquisition, complex support needs, and transitions. Field work takes place early and often. All methods courses include an intentional focus on differentiation and culturally responsive pedagogy.

Applications received before February 7, 2017 will receive full consideration. To learn more about the College of Education, visit: www.uccs.edu/coe



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Examples of Work Performed

Teach courses, advise students, conduct relevant research, seek grant funding, engage in continuous program review and development, participate in campus and community service, and may collaborate in team-teaching. Actively engage in accreditations processes. Actively engage in research and seek internal and external funding. Serve on department, college, and university committees.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in education, elementary education, special education, literacy, elementary science, ESL, or highly related field by the time of appointment.
  • Three years of experience serving children in grades P-12 with diverse abilities.
  • Evidence of ability to sustain scholarship and professional record in an appropriate field consistent with university promotion and tenure guidelines.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or field supervision in undergraduate/graduate teacher education courses.
  • Evidence of ability to sustain scholarship and professional record in an appropriate field consistent with university promotion and tenure guidelines.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or field supervision in undergraduate/graduate teacher education courses.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Evidence of ability to sustain scholarship and professional record in an appropriate field consistent with university promotion and tenure guidelines.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or field supervision in undergraduate/graduate teacher education courses.
  • Background in Science and/or Literacy.
  • Experience working with teacher candidates in school sites/partner schools.
  • Evidence of the ability to secure external funding.
  • Familiarity with standards-based curricula and performance-based teacher education.
  • Accreditation experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others, such as co-teaching experience or collaborative scholarly activity, shared roles in committee or professional organizations, etc.
  • An established scholarly and professional record in an appropriate field consistent with university promotion and tenure guidelines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice and inclusive education.
  • Demonstrated interest in rural education research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to national/professional organizations and local community service.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by February 7, 2017 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.



Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:Required documents: 1. Letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how candidate meets minimum and desired qualifications 2. Current CV 3. List of a minimum of five references with email addresses and phone numbers. 4. Philosophy of inclusive education/teacher education 5. One example of scholarly activity



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40036 - College of Education

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 29, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Linda Button, Search Committee Chair

Posting Contact Email: lbutton@uccs.edu

Position Number: 00730170

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