Assistant Professor, Educator, Elementary Education

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Job OverviewThe School of Education at the University of Cincinnati is seeking to fill two Assistant Professor - Educator faculty positions which will begin during the 2024-2025 academic year. Specifically, these positions will support the preschool through 8th grade educator preparation program through teaching, supervision, and service in the Elementary Education (ELEM) program and the School of Education. In addition, this role at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach and conduct research, scholarly and other professional or creative activities. This position will support the University of Cincinnati's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities.

Primary responsibilities will be to teach undergraduate courses in the ELEM program consistent with program needs for expertise in the areas of early literacy methods, science methods, and/or social studies methods. Responsibilities also include contributing to program needs in the areas; of general content, classroom management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or field supervision. Candidates will assist with program service in support of program functions.

Essential Functions
  • Carry a course load equivalent of 4 courses per semester, fall and spring (may include a combination of teaching and field supervision).
  • Teach undergraduate level courses in ELEM related to early literacy methods; classroom management; diversity, equity, and inclusion; science methods; social studies methods; and/or various other content and general method consistent with candidate expertise and program needs.
  • Participate in program service including; program meetings, accreditation planning, program needs for data collection and management, and program improvement and development work.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and schools/districts in support of program needs.
  • Serve on college or university committees and participate in curriculum development activities.
  • Contribute service to School of Education consistent with unit workload expectations.
  • A commitment to the School’s Diversity Equity Inclusion & Justice framework is a requirement of the position.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Earned master's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g., elementary education, disciplinary education related literacy, science, or social studies, curriculum and instruction or a related discipline).
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in a preschool-8th grade classroom
  • Demonstrated capacity for contribution to the service expectations (e.g., documented service contributions in other positions).
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in PK-8 education.
  • Knowledge of and experience with current best practices in instructional strategies/methods in P-8 education consistent with the ELEM program curriculum and State of Ohio Teaching Standards.
  • Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Experience teaching upper elementary or middle grades
  • Demonstrated success teaching in higher education.
  • Experience supporting teacher candidates with technology and ed TPA
  • Contributions to program and course development and design, including on-line instruction and use of instructional technologies.
  • Experience teaching and/or supervising preservice teacher candidates in higher education.
  • Experience with Canvas, TK20/SLL and computer skills.
  • Experience with data collection, entry and analysis.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and the community.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience teaching in diverse settings with mixed abilities.
  • Knowledge of anti-bias teaching strategies and pedagogies.
  • Application ProcessApplicants should apply online and submit:

  • Cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualification, teaching philosophy, and experience
  • Contact information for three references
  • Curriculum vitae of relevant experiences
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled.

    Inquiries should be addressed to:

    Evthokia Stephanie Saclarides, Ph.D., Co-Chair

    Kimberly McCormick, Ph.D., Co-Chair

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 94791


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