Assistant Teaching Professor -Elementary Education/Math/Science Education Location:
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NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.
This is a one-year Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure-track), academic-year position based in Flagstaff, Arizona in the Department of Teaching and Learning. The appointment will begin with the August 2022 academic semester. The Department of Teaching and Learning is located within the College of Education. The position is renewable, based on availability of funds, effective performance, and program needs. The appointment will begin in August 2022.
The successful candidate should be able to travel to various field sites to observe students and to assist in faculty development. A documented commitment to curricular innovation and collaboration with university and practitioner colleagues is highly desired, as well as a demonstrated ability to teach effectively to a diverse student population and work with other diverse internal and external groups. Position is subject to the availability of funding.
The successful candidate will teach generally in-person undergraduate elementary courses, supervise practicum, advise students, maintain a strong personal program of service, assist with accreditation efforts, attend and participate in departmental and college events, and participate in the development of field-based Mathematics/Science education programs throughout the region and state. This is a teaching position. Course delivery formats include face-to-face, hybrid, and web-based instruction.
- Doctoral degree in Elementary Education/Mathematics/Science education or related field
- Three (3) years teaching K-8
- Five (5) years teaching K-8th grade
- Knowledge of best teaching practices/models for K-Grade 8
- Knowledge of best teaching practices/models for Mathematics/Science education for K-8
- Online teaching experience
- Higher education experience related to preparing preservice teachers for K-Grade 8
- Experience working collaboratively with agencies, school districts, college faculty and adult learners
- Experience working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
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Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Assistant Teaching Professor $56,000-58,000
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 2, 2022.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606194, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
The online application must include:
1) letter of application addressing ability to meet or exceed the minimum and preferred qualifications
2) curriculum vitae
3) copies of transcripts (officials will be required of the successful applicant)
4) a statement of philosophy regarding commitment to promoting and enhancing professional practices for meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities.
5) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from one or two college courses
6) names and contact information for three references
If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to [email protected] with your last name, first name and the vacancy number listed in the subject line.
Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interviews.
For further information about the position, contact Department Chair Clement Lambert ([email protected])
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.