Assistant Professor, Elementary Generalist, Math Education, Elementary Science

Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Professional Practice is seeking to fill 3 nine-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor positions in Elementary Education starting August 16, 2023.

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), basic 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.

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Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will serve as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching, Leadership, & Professional Practice, tenure track, 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 which includes outreach to P-12 schools. Additional teaching opportunities are available in summer. Salary is dependent on qualifications and may be increased through grant-procuring activities.

The University of North Dakota is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that respects, acknowledges and celebrates diversity and individual differences.  Successful applicants for this position will demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion through interest or past experience, as well as the ability to work and collaborate in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting.

This position aims to recruit three elementary education faculty with expertise in at least one of the following areas:

    Mathematics Education (will also support Secondary Education)Science Education Generalist in Teacher Education to teach in a variety of content areas such as social studies, literacy, technology, STEM, etc.
Required Competencies
    Ability to effectively teach courses in Mathematics Education, Science Education, or as a generalist in Teacher EducationAbility to develop and maintain a successful research programExcellent written and oral communication skillsEffective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and studentsAbility to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues
Minimum Requirements
    EdD/PhD in Elementary Education or related fieldMinimum of three years teaching experience in K-12 schoolsExperience teaching teacher education courses in a university or college settingAbility to teach K-12 method courses in an area of expertise or as a generalistSuccessful 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
    Established or ability to establish and maintain a record of scholarly publicationsExperience or interest in writing grants and securing external fundingExperience or interest in service commitment to the professionExperience or interest in working with diverse communitiesExperience or interest in building partnerships with schoolsExperience with teaching in different formats (face-to-face, online, hybrid)
Minimum Hiring Salary

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

Contract Period/Start Date

9 month contract/August 16, 2023

To Apply

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

    Letter of InterestCurriculum VitaNames and contact information for three referencesUnofficial transcripts.  Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.  

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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