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Clinical Assistant Professor Elementary Education

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Teaching, Leadership & Professional Practice is seeking an Elementary Education Clinical Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2022.

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, & 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.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium),  life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will serve as a clinical Elementary Education Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Professional Practice with primary responsibilities in teaching, advising, and service. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, provide academic advising and mentorship for graduate students, and participate in service. This includes a commitment to addressing diversity, inclusion, social justice and equity in education through teaching, advising, and service. Additional teaching opportunities may be available in summer. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Professional Practice will recruit a clinical faculty member with evidence of expertise in elementary education.

Minimum Requirements
    Ph.D or Ed.D degree in Education by August 16, 2022Ability to teach Elementary Education courses in Teacher Education depending on area/s of expertiseMinimum 3 years of classroom teaching in elementary, early childhood, and/or middle level students in a public or private school settingSuccessful 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
    Experience teaching at the college or university level to prepare preservice teachersExperience supervising field experiencesExperience with advising and/or mentoring new teachersExperience and skills in the design and teaching of online and face-to-face coursesExperience with and/or training in the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, service, and/or mentoring
Minimum Hiring Salary

$57,000-65,000, commensurate with experience 

Contract Period/Start Date

9 month contract/August 16, 2022

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by July 1, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Letter of InterestCurriculum VitaNames 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 or more 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 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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