Assistant Professor (Early Childhood/Elementary Education)

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General Summary

The Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University seeks an individual for a full-time, 8-month, tenure track position in teacher education beginning Fall 2021.

The College of Education’s enduring reputation of excellence in teacher education is sustained through a tradition of innovative and empowering practices, relevant and practical learning experiences and is upheld with a long-standing commitment to building a culturally diverse educational environment and preparing graduates for a socially just and democratic society. The department and college have established mutually collaborative relationships with schools and community organizations with the goals of improving educator preparation, improving schools, contributing to the flourishing of local communities, and increasing the number of educators from diverse backgrounds. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching and advising students at the undergraduate, master's, and
doctoral levels. The candidate will teach courses in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with an Early Literacy focus in a cutting-edge undergraduate teacher preparation program commencing Fall 2021. The candidate will be expected to maintain an integrated focus in teaching, scholarship, and service as well as collaborate with colleagues throughout the university and professional community. The candidate will be expected to work with students on and off campus, face-to-face and in on-line environments and demonstrate commitment to working with diverse students and community populations.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Minimum qualifications:
Doctoral degree in Early Childhood/Child Development, Curriculum & Instruction or related
field completed by date of appointment from an accredited institution

Expertise in Early Childhood Education and Early Literacy

Prior classroom teaching experience at both the preschool and elementary levels

An active research/scholarly agenda and accomplishments related to the appointment

Desired Qualifications
Higher education teaching experience

Scholarship impacting best practice in Early Childhood Education and Early Literacy

Teaching experience with field-based and/or community based teacher educator preparation

Minimum 5 years combined teaching experience as Lead Preschool Teacher and in a K-5

Expertise in educational technologies and their impact on teaching practice

Experience mentoring undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students from diverse populations

Supplemental Information

The successful candidate will serve an eight-month, tenure track appointment with potential for summer employment contingent on student demand and funding. A competitive salary will be based on qualifications and prior experience with a tenure track appointment at the assistant professor rank. Starting date should be no later than August 31, 2021.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching statement,
research statement including two samples of recent scholarship, unofficial graduate transcripts, and names/telephone numbers of at least three references.

The application review will begin Jan 13, 2021 and will continue until a finalist is identified.

For more information contact Dr. Wendy Burke, Department Head for the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University at [email protected]

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


EMU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.




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Posted: 12/3/2020
Application Due: 6/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time