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Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education (Non-Tenure Track)

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Requisition Number::

0813305

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education (Non-Tenure Track)

Organization::

212401 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Position Summary::

ResponsibilitiesManage the day-to-day operations of the Early Learning Initiative, an inclusive early learning program in Gadsden, Alabama

  • Work closely with the Early Learning Initiative’s faculty sponsors to implement the early learning program’s mission and vision and shape future directions
  • Supervise and train a team of full-time early childhood educators
  • Manage grant requirements and documentation, including for First Class Pre-K grants
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood and/or elementary education
  • Supervise practicum and internship experiences
  • Pursue external funding related to early childhood education
  • Provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and relevant professional organizations
  • Collaborate with state agencies, local schools, and community organizations

Ad Text::

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education Program


Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education (Non-Tenure Track)

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education. This position is for a nine -month academic year, non-tenure earning Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, based at the University of Alabama Gadsden Center. The position is tied to the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) housed in the Gadsden Center in Gadsden, Alabama. It will require the day­ to-day management of the ELI program, which includes supervising the preschool educators working in the program and managing the main logistical obligations tied to the preschool. The position also carries some online teaching obligations and some collaborative involvement with grant proposal work. Department of Curriculum and Instruction houses leading undergraduate and graduate Teacher certification programs in Elementary, Early Childhood, and Secondary Education. This position is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs and funding availability. A successful candidate will join 23 active research and teaching faculty as well as a vibrant student community. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, along with the College of Education, is firmly committed to creating a welcoming culture and practice of equity and inclusivity in which diverse identities and perspectives are recognized, valued, and promoted. About the University of Alabama and the College of Education

The University of Alabama is experiencing tremendous growth, with enrollment reaching 37,842 students for fall 2020, compared to 27,052 in the fall of 2008. Approximately 40% of UA’s freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT and the entering class in 2020 carries an average high school grade-point average of 3.83, with more than 42.3% having a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 600 currently enrolled and has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, The University of Alabama made Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. Finally, the University of Alabama has a total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.905 billion; 13,784 jobs; and $142.9 million in income and sales taxes (UA Center for Business and Economic Research). Please visit our University webpage (https://www.ua.edu) for more details on University activities and faculty supports. Our mission at the College of Education (COE) is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. To that end, the COE welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to UNITE with the larger community to collaboratively nurture cultural competence, empathy, and a vision of equity and justice for all learners; ACT to develop the full potential of all learners to be excellent professionals in their fields; and LEAD through continuous research-based critical inquiry of policy and reflective practice to enable transformative change in our diverse local and global communities. The COE consists of six Departments and is impactful in the lives of the individuals and entities we serve spanning populations, ages, settings, and contexts. Our faculty’s research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia. Please visit our COE website (https://education.ua.edu) for more details of our impactful community and faculty supports. ResponsibilitiesManage the day-to-day operations of the Early Learning Initiative, an inclusive early learning program in Gadsden, Alabama

  • Work closely with the Early Learning Initiative’s faculty sponsors to implement the early learning program’s mission and vision and shape future directions
  • Supervise and train a team of full-time early childhood educators
  • Manage grant requirements and documentation, including for First Class Pre-K grants
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood and/or elementary education
  • Supervise practicum and internship experiences
  • Pursue external funding related to early childhood education
  • Provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and relevant professional organizations
  • Collaborate with state agencies, local schools, and community organizations

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field, with graduate coursework in early childhood education
  • Minimum of two years of early childhood (birth-3rd grade) classroom teaching experience
  • Administrative, supervisory, or other leadership experience in early childhood settings
  • Ability to teach courses in early childhood and/or elementary education
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity

Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Alison Hooper at [email protected] or Dr. Cailin Kerch at [email protected]

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date: January 1, 2022
  • Benefits:
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • TIAA-CREF available
  • Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
  • Summer employment available on an as needed basis

Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and the College of Education actively seeks diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UA EEO Statement:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
“EEO is the Law” https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

10/28/2021

Expected Starting Date::

12/31/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Attach as two (2) separate “Other Documents”:
1. Document Number 1 – Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
2. Document Number 2 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework (combine multiple transcripts into one document)

College/School/Division::

Education

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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