Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Competitive with comprehensive benefits package
Mar 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Doctorate in Elementary Education or a closely related field. ABD Candidates will be considered if doctoral degree is completed before August 2017
  • Specialized knowledge of pedagogy and teaching practices related to elementary (K-8) education
  • Record of successful teaching experience at K-8 grade level
  • Record of effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Record of scholarship or strong potential for scholarship
  • Ability to teach using multiple means of instruction
  • Willingness and ability to travel to locations within the GVSU service area

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse settings
  • Record of university teaching experience
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience teaching evidence-based classroom management pedagogy and practices
  • Experience working with traditional and non-traditional student populations
  • Record of serving as a mentor, teaching coach, or supervisor of educators


  • Supervise elementary student teachers and/or teacher assistants
  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses
  • Advise students
  • Work collaboratively with program faculty and students
  • Foster and support inclusive practices among students, faculty, and community
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community
  • Engage in scholarship related to the discipline

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