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Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Education

Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Education

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Education and Training

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week; occasional nights and weekends depending on business needs.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

About the Department:

About the NC State College of EducationAs one of the nation’s top-ranked public colleges of education, NC State’s College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing extraordinary educators, conducting transformational research, and engaging communities where they are to improve the educational outcomes of all learners and advance the greater good.
The college’s faculty are widely-recognized thought-leaders who use their research to transform the practice of teaching, learning, and leading. They have particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching; fostering community-based learning and PK-16 partnerships;; and innovating leadership and workforce development, educational policy, and evaluation. About two-thirds of the faculty are grant active. They are engaged in over 160 active projects totaling more than $115 million with a three-year average of $26 million in grants awarded, making them the most productive in terms of research activity compared with other colleges of education in North Carolina and among the Top 5% in the nation. In FY22, the college’s research expenditures exceeded $15.9 million.
The college has over 1,800 students studying across five graduate certificates, seven undergraduate majors, two undergraduate minors, 13 master’s degrees, three Ph.D., and two Ed.D. programs housed in three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 130 tenure-track and professional-track faculty, 110 support and professional staff, and about 160 graduate and teaching assistants. The College of Education is also home to the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
The college has over 17,000 living alumni, with over 5,000 working in public schools in North Carolina. Those who are teachers rate the highest in effectiveness on surveys of school employers in North Carolina.
NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.
About the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS)The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) comprises 40 full-time faculty members preparing more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students and 200 students in alternative teacher licensure programs. A diverse range of programs prepare students to work in Business and Marketing Education, Curriculum and Instructional Coaching, Educational Equity, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education emphasizing STEM, K-12 Reading, Learning Analytics, Learning Design and Technology, middle and secondary English Language Arts and Social Studies, Multilingual Education/English as a Second Language, and Special Education. We advance education through scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. We prepare professionals who are committed to equity and social justice, have deep content knowledge, demonstrate strong working knowledge of effective pedagogies, and realize the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning. We shape the field of education by engaging in research that addresses current challenges, and by participating in cross-disciplinary work that deals with real problems in forward-looking ways. The department exemplifies an innovative merging of teacher education and the learning sciences that results in new pathways for teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service. The preparation that our students receive is unmatched in scope, priorities, and outcomes, assuring that our graduates are able to make profound contributions to education and society.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) in NC State’s College of Education invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Education with an emphasis on preparing/developing elementary teachers of mathematics. The faculty member will work in the elementary education programs, both undergraduate and graduate (MAT and M.Ed.). Potential courses the faculty member will teach include: mathematics methods courses for preservice elementary teachers; mathematics specialization courses for practicing elementary teachers; and general courses in the elementary education programs on topics like instructional design and diversity. Potential opportunities for the faculty member also include: supervising elementary preservice teachers in their field experiences; mentoring doctoral students on teaching elementary mathematics methods and general education courses; and serving as a member on doctoral dissertation committees. The faculty member will establish and maintain partnerships with local school districts by engaging in outreach activities such as facilitating professional development for teachers. The faculty member will engage in scholarship related to teaching and learning and will have opportunities to conduct additional research projects.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach in-person and online courses in the elementary teacher preparation programs, both K-6 mathematics methods courses and general courses
  • Teach online graduate courses for K-6 practicing teachers seeking mathematics specialization
  • Advise undergraduate and master’s students
  • Supervise preservice elementary teachers in their field experiences
  • Mentor doctoral students in teaching courses for preservice elementary teachers
  • Provide service and leadership to the program area(s), department, college, and university
  • Contribute to program design, development, and evaluation at the undergraduate and master’s levels
  • Participate in outreach and engagement activities, specifically for elementary schools locally and across North Carolina
  • Recruit practicing teachers for graduate programs
  • Engage in scholarship focused on the teaching and learning of elementary teachers and other small research projects aligned with the aims of the position
  • Collaborate with faculty within the department, college, and across the university

Other Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • PhD or EdD in mathematics education, elementary education, or a closely related field
  • Experiences with K-6 students

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated capacity to teach both online and in-person courses

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years of teaching experience in grades K-8
  • Experience teaching preservice and practicing teachers
  • Experience facilitating professional development and building relationships with K-12 schools/districts
  • A record of publication and presentation commensurate with experience, with preference to work related to the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include as attachments a CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID:

131101 - Teacher Education and Learning Sciences


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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