Visiting Assistant Professor - Elementary Literacy

Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 11, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThe Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at theUniversity ofColorado Colorado Springsinvites applications for a full-time, one year, visiting assistant professorappointment to begin August 2019. The Department seeks an individual withcontent knowledge of best practices in Elementary Education and expertise inElementary Literacy. The workload for this position will require that thecandidate teach courses, advise students, conduct relevant research,engage in continuous program review and development, participate in curriculumdevelopment, participate in campus and community service, contribute to theCOE’s accreditations initiatives, and may collaborate in team-teaching. Theposition also requires the candidate to actively engage in research and seekinternational and external funding as well as serve on department, college, anduniversity committees.


The successfulcandidate has experience in ESL, Special Education, or a highly related field;experience working with teacher candidates in school sites/partner schools;experience in securing external funding; experience and familiarity withstandards-based curricula and performance-based education; experience inaccreditation; and experience using technology to enhance educational experiencesand access for students pursuing teacher preparation.

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Position begins August 19, 2019.  Required application materials:
  • CV
  • Unofficialtranscripts
  • List of fivereferences with contact information
  • Cover letter (mustaddress applicant’s professional experience in higher education, the ways inwhich that experience will translate to their teaching, research, and serviceresponsibilities as well as any experience, expertise, or interest inrural education.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (applicants must include evidence of expertise in keyacademic areas in teaching and address their commitment to equity, diversity,and inclusion within the context of their teaching; should not exceed twopages)
  • Statement ofResearch Agenda (applicants must addressevidence and/or the ability to establish a strong record of scholarlyactivities, including securing external funding, as well as address theircommitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion within the context of theirresearch; should not exceed two pages)

Preference willbe given to candidates who have a demonstrated history of professionalrelationships and collaboration; demonstrated understanding of and commitmentto social justice and inclusive education; demonstrated excellence in teachingat the university level; and evidence of ability to sustain scholarship andprofessional record. Preference will also be given for experience, expertise,or interest in rural education.

TheUniversity of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information onbenefits programs can be found at:

 TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in theUniversity of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the stateand is consistently ranked as oneof the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Reportand has earned recognition as one of the “Great Collegesto Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 ColoradoSprings, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers manyrecreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. TheUniversity of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productivelearning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective applicants beingconsidered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal historyrecord check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financialand/or motor vehicle history check.

 UCCS is anequal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance withapplicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environmentthat welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does notdiscriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin,gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophyin its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, andeducational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided uponrequest for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at(719) 255-3372.

 TheImmigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employmenteligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day ofwork.

QualificationsMinimum Requirements
  • Earned doctorate in, or allcoursework completed except dissertation, in education, elementary education,literacy, and/or closely related area (reading, linguistics, curriculum and instruction)from a regionally accredited institution. Conferral of degree before August 18, 2019 is required. 
  • Minimum of three years of experienceserving children in a  P-12 school setting with diverse abilities.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 4, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing