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Assistant Professor Elementary Education, Tenure Track

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Position Information: Description

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Professional Practice is seeking a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor in Elementary Education starting August 16, 2022.

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Professional Practice is dedicated to the scholarly pursuit and dissemination of knowledge to aid in the professional development of teachers, teacher educators, and scholars at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We engage in teaching, research, and service that inform exemplary policy and practice at all levels of education, from early childhood through higher education. Through our practice, scholarly pursuits, and service to the educational community, we emphasize, embrace and reflect upon the intertwined processes of teaching, learning and professional practice. We promote constructive learning environments to enhance students’ abilities to appreciate diversity and operate as productive citizens of a global society.

Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will serve as a tenure track Assistant Professor in Elementary Education, with primary responsibilities in research, teaching, advising, and service. The successful candidate will participate in research and grant activities, teach two courses per semester, supervise graduate students, and participate in service. This includes a commitment to addressing diversity, inclusion, social justice and equity in education through research, teaching, service and mentoring. Additional teaching opportunities are available in summer. Salary is dependent on qualifications and may be increased through grant-procuring activities.

This position aims to recruit an elementary education research-practitioner with research expertise in an area such as: rural education, remote-learning environments, school and  community partnerships, teacher education, instructional leadership, participatory and/or action research.

Minimum Requirements
    EdD/PhD in Elementary Education or related fieldMinimum of three years teaching experience in K-12 schoolsExperience in teaching courses in Elementary Education depending on area/s of expertiseDemonstration of working with diverse communitiesSuccessful completion of criminal history records check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications

    Record of scholarly research publications in peer-reviewed journalsExperience in writing grants and securing external fundingExperience in service commitment to the professionDemonstration of collaborations in rural or tribal communitiesExperience in teaching in remote-learning or online coursesParticipatory and/or action research
Minimum Hiring Salary

$64,000+ commensurate with experience

Start Date

August 16, 2022

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 8, 2022 and include the following materials:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Names and contact information for three references

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at UND.edu. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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