Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Full Time
Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education The Department of Early and Elementary Education in the Seidel School of Education is accepting applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education . This is a 10-month, tenure-track faculty position. Primary Job Duties: The Department of Early and Elementary Education seeks a highly qualified assistant / associate professor with a strong background in early childhood or elementary education and the creative arts. This collaborative professional will be skilled at fostering and teach courses that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to the arts for early childhood or elementary students through music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. The normal teaching load is three, 4-credit courses per semester. Our prospective colleague will possess positive interpersonal competencies essential to successfully working with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. The candidate is expected to advise teacher candidates and participate in the Professional Teacher Education Program's (PTEP) partnership with local and regional schools. As a tenure track position, the candidate will be expected to engage in high quality teaching; maintain an active research agenda resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentations; and participate in service at a variety of levels, including the university, school, and department. Opportunities for clinical supervision, collaborative programs, and international coursework are available. While this position primarily involves the preparation of undergraduate teacher education candidates during the traditional academic year, the opportunity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses during the summer and winter sessions may be available. This candidate will both contribute to and lead department, college, university, national, and international efforts to better understand and improve the creative art experiences of children across diverse populations. Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years of successful teaching in Grades PK - 8 is required. The candidate must have a terminal degree (eg, Ph.D., Ed.D, or MFA) in Art Education, Creative Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, or a related field no later than the hire date. If ABD, the terminal degree must be completed before hire date. The successful candidate will have a background in early childhood or elementary education with experience in interdisciplinary creative arts education. Above all, we seek an innovative candidate who has experience teaching children and working with their families and communities. Our new colleague will possess a demonstrated commitment to diversity, including expertise working on behalf of children from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities. Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include experience teaching at the college level; the supervision of clinical internships; and grant writing abilities. Applications received by March 4, 2022, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the US and is expected to begin August 15, 2022 . Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research interest and teaching philosophy; 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair , Dr. Cathrene Connery at . This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and 'best values' by US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700. Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit . Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.