Clinical Asst Professor (C/T)

University of Colorado - School of Education & Human Development

Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track

The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track in the Early Childhood Education program.

Faculty members in ECE teach in the Bachelors of Education and Human Development (with and without licensure) undergraduate degree programs, the Personal Professionalized Masters program early childhood area of concentration, with and without Early Childhood Special Education licensure, and the doctoral program. All programs of study have a strong focus on Colorado's rapidly diversifying student and family population. Programs combine cutting-edge research with real classroom experiences and are grounded in a robust knowledge base in inclusion of children with disabilities, children's thinking, culturally responsive education and supporting dual language learners as it relates to teaching young children. Practicum, field experiences and internships are supported by strong school and community partnerships unmatched in the state. Programs of study are offered in a hybrid format with both in-class and online courses. The ECE program attracts talented students from all backgrounds, including nontraditional and underrepresented students, individuals who work in Colorado's early learning environments, and those aspiring to work in community-based organizations and school districts serving diverse families.

The University of Colorado Denver provides a quality academic experience through engagement with gifted faculty members, original research and real-world learning. Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver offers nearly 15,000 students unparalleled internship, career and networking opportunities. Part of the fabric of the city, CU Denver has evolved into the leading urban public university in Colorado boasting eight schools and colleges, and offering bachelor through doctoral degrees. CU Denver's student body is the most diverse among research universities in the state.

The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is one of eight schools and colleges at CU Denver. The school attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and mental health. We match their passion with an education rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. SEHD enrolls 242 undergraduate students and more than 1340 graduate students, including 208 doctoral students (main campus and extended studies students, Fall, 2016 data). We are the largest graduate school of education in Colorado. Our graduates are recognized to be among the most prepared in the nation to support diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom. We engage in partnerships with school districts, state agencies, national agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations, community agencies and more.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate ECE and ECSE courses face to face, hybrid, and fully online
  • Infuse inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism in all courses
  • Work collaboratively with school districts and community agencies to coordinate and supervise early field experiences, practica, and internships for ECE and ECSE teacher licensure students
  • Assist in recruiting, retaining, and advising students
  • Fulfill service responsibilities to the program, school, university, and the profession

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time academic year (9 month), non-tenure-track position (80% teaching, 10% research, 10% service load). Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Opportunity for summer teaching is available.

Position availability: August 13, 2018


The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education or related field such as Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development and Family Relations
  • Prior experience as an early childhood educator in inclusive settings with diverse populations
  • Prior higher education teaching and educator preparation experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Commitment to preparing early childhood educators to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and children with disabilities
  • Experience with and expertise in online teaching
  • Knowledge of pre-kindergarten to 3rd grade (P-3) alignment initiatives nationally and in Colorado is preferred

Preferred Qualifications
  • Colorado or other state teaching license/certification in ECE/ECSE
  • Experience working with rural educators and/or families
  • Leadership experience in the Early Childhood Education field

Special Instructions to Applicants:All applications must be submitted through the University's online job application site, CU Careers. Refer to requisition 10961. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials received become the property of the University of Colorado Denver. Address inquiries regarding the faculty position to the search committee co-chairs: Dr. Elizabeth Steed ( or Dr. Lori Ryan ( Address inquiries about the application process or submission of application materials to:

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Please prepare the following materials for submission. 1. A letter of application including the candidate's qualifications, experience and interests related to the responsibilities of the position. 2. A current curriculum vitae. 3. Transcripts of graduate work and evidence of terminal degree. Unofficial transcripts may be sent for application. 4. Names, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three recommendation providers who have specific knowledge of the skills you possess that apply to this position. 5. This position requires 3 confidential letters of recommendation. We will request reference letters from your contacts at a later stage in the search process. 6. Selected portfolio materials such as: teaching philosophy, listing of courses taught to date along with course syllabi and evaluations of teaching effectiveness, partnership activities, and involvement with members of diverse communities.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30062 - EDUC-Dean's Office

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Patricia Ball

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00356048


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