Curriculum & Instruction, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Job description

Job ID 2017-4666
Posted Date 2017-12-05
# of Openings 1
Category Faculty
Org Number 010124
Department Curriculum and Instruction
Division Provost Vice President
Job Type Faculty
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range Commensurate with credentials and experience
Targeted Job Start Date 8/1/2018
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Varies - Monday- Friday

College/Department Overview

The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100 full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in seven departments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEP accredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and national levels with accreditations by the American College of Sports Medicine ( ACSM ), the American Dietetic Association ( ADA ), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association ( ASHA ), the National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC ), the National Council on Family Relations ( NCFR ), and the Oklahoma Educational Quality and Accountability Commission ( OEQA ). UCO's College of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment of nearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduate students. For further information see our website at

Position Overview

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The responsibilities of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Studies, language arts and/or STEM education with emphasis on primary and middle school areas. Candidate may also be responsible for other course work in the elementary education program. In addition, responsibilities include supervision of pre-service teachers, maintaining data for the program assessment plan, completing electronic portfolio assessments, completing state required annual public school experience, maintaining a current knowledge base in the field of elementary education, engaging in scholarly/creative activities and serving on committees at all levels of the University.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected.

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

NOTE If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Doctorate required in Elementary Education Pedagogy. Certification in elementary education preferred. Previous experience in public elementary and/ or middle school classroom required. Experience teaching elementary teacher education method's courses at the university level is preferred. Candidates who are ABD in their doctoral programs will be considered for the Instructor rank with the expectation of degree completion on or before the end of the first year of employment.


Primary responsibilities are teaching, scholarship, and service to the University and profession.

In addition, an ability to demonstrate a high level of competence and deep understanding in Social Studies, STEM and language arts education is required.

Compliance with program, departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of grades, keeping office hours, and making decisions regarding instructional matters, program assessment, and program outcomes.

Participate on appropriate committees at the departmental, college and university levels.

Maintain documentation of professional activities using the electronic format Digital Measures.

Committing to an understanding transformative learning in the classroom and in other opportunities provided to students.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
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