Assistant Professor (Early Childhood/Elementary Education)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 02315
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: ACE

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.

Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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For specific information by employment classification, click here to review the Benefits in Brief information.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]





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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time