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Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education

East Carolina University
Job Location:
Greenville, 27858
Teacher Education - Elementary

Job Duties:
The Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking applicants for one tenure-track, nine-month, full-time, elementary education faculty position. The position begins August 2024. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate Elementary Education courses in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid formats; teaching residency courses; supervising practicum and/or internship experiences; building connections to local schools and collaborating within the department and across the college to strengthen course and program alignment.

Responsibilities also include engaging in scholarly research and grant-writing, presenting at conferences, and collaborating with colleagues to strengthen research-to-practice within the program; as well as engaging in appropriate professional service to the department, college, university, local schools, and to the education profession.

This position is part of a college-wide cohort of searches for the College of Education at East Carolina University (ECU), designed to connect, support, and empower incoming faculty along research interests that support the university's mission and vision priorities.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for this position if they share research interests that include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Strengthening educational opportunities and academic programs to meet the needs of a rural population
  • Identifying and closing equity gaps in educational settings (e.g., Underserved student achievement in rural environments; Student achievement support for elementary community schools in Colleges of Education)
  • Creating and sustaining a culture of care and belonging for all in educational settings (e.g., Experiences of underrepresented teachers and leaders in educational settings; Rural educators, Leadership experiences of educational leaders serving historically marginalized populations; Preparing educators to work effectively with all learners and stakeholders)
  • Sustaining an inclusive educational environment that welcomes a broad representation of persons and perspectives (e.g., recruitment and retention of all, including underrepresented groups, into educator preparation programs)
  • Collaboration with community and university partners to foster comprehensive well-being and educational transformation (e.g. community school education)
  • Increasing access and advancement for all learners through innovative teaching, research, and creative activities.
ECU's College of Education trains and prepares educators to work in all environments (i.e., urban, suburban, and rural) however, many of our graduates work in rural communities in eastern North Carolina. As such, these positions are focused primarily on those interested in educating, working with, and supporting those in rural environments as well as conducting research on issues pertaining to rural education.

Currently we are seeking candidates for positions in multiple disciplines across the College of Education at East Carolina University. Learn more about all the cohort positions and other vacancies by visiting the ECU College of Education Jobs Website.

Contingent upon availability of funding.

Special Instructions To Application:
Candidate must submit a letter of application describing specific skills and experience relevant to the position and a current vita online at Copies of transcripts and current teaching licenses in areas of certification where appropriate can be submitted online (optional).

Official transcripts required prior to written contract offer.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Minimum Education/Experience:
An earned doctorate in elementary education or a related field (including but not limited to curriculum and teaching, teacher education, middle grades education, literacy education, social studies education, educational psychology or educational leadership).

Candidates must have at least three years of K-6 teaching experience. Candidates must hold or be eligible for a North Carolina teaching licensure. Candidates should have knowledge and experience with NCSCOS, edTPA, and the North Carolina teacher licensure process and requirements or similar information from other states. Candidates' published research and research-in-progress should represent a clear research agenda and/or show promise for a clear research agenda.

Candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold, at minimum, the rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates may also be initially appointed with the probationary rank of Assistant Professor but must have the terminal degree conferred prior to the first reappointment. Associate Professors will be considered.

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 931537

Organizational Unit Overview:
The Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education department is one of six departments within the College of Education. It offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including a Bachelor of Science K-6 licensure program and a Master of Arts in Education with a master's level K-6 elementary teaching license. The department provides courses for candidates obtaining a residency license in North Carolina. Concentrations for the MAEd in Elementary Education include Academically and Intellectually Gifted, Early Childhood, Teacher Leadership, and Teaching Children in Poverty. Additionally, a Teaching Children in Poverty graduate certificate program and Academically Gifted add-on license are available. Faculty in the department engage in regular collaboration and leadership with the shared goal of producing quality teachers.

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