Assistant Professor - Inclusive Early Childhood Education

The College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Bachelor of Innovationbeginning in August 2017. Faculty in the Bachelor of Innovation Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE) degree plan teach courses, advise students, conduct relevant research, seek grant funding, engage in continuous program review and development, participate in campus and community service, and collaborate in team-teaching. The Assistant Professor will prepare IECE professionals to work effectively with children with diverse abilities and families in a wide array of inclusive early childhood settings. Graduates who complete the degree program qualify for dual ECE and ECSE teacher licensure and large childcare center Director Qualification. The Assistant Professor will prepare IECE professionals in the areas of innovation, business, and marketing. The successful candidate will take ideas developed while working with children and enhance them through business planning and implementation.

Statements of teaching and research philosophy are required as part of the application.

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Minimum Requirements:
  • Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • 3 or more academic years of successful higher education teaching in IECE, Early Childhood, or Early Childhood Special Education
  • 3 or more academic years of higher education IECE program leadership, including staff and budget management
  • Evidence of early childhood education/ IECE new program development and on-going program review
  • Successful field supervision of students in IECE settings from infant through early elementary grades
  • Teaching experience in birth-3rd grade settings
  • Evidence of scholarship
  • Evidence of working with state licensing, rules, and competencies
  • Demonstrated success in community partnerships and collaborations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of on-going publications
  • Evidence of secured grant funding
  • Active service on state and local agencies relevant to IECE programming and teacher education
  • Experience with CAEP accreditation
  • Experience with program-level student advising
  • Experience with flexible course delivery, including distance education
  • Experience in child care center program design and management
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration or campus-wide service
  • Teaching in higher education inclusive elementary education coursework
  • Teacher preparation program design, including policy and procedure design and implementation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated competence in collaboration and co-teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving competencies

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications must be submitted through CU Careers. Applications received through surface mail or email will not be considered. Position is open until filled. Applications received by June 25, 2017 will receive full consideration. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Finalists may be required to provide 3 letters of recommendation. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

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

Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. Please submit the following: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Research Philosophy.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40041 - EDUC-Cntr for Self Determinatn

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 8, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Patrick McGuire

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00734455