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Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education

Company:
Illinois State University
Job Location:
Normal, Illinois
Category:
Teacher Education - Elementary

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education

Employee Classification: TTF

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Education

Department: School of Teaching and Learning

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Elementary Education program is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education who has shown commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access (EDI-A) in teaching, scholarly, and service contexts. Commitment to EDI-A is integral to the responsibilities of this position, which include: teaching undergraduate courses with the potential to teach graduate courses; producing high quality scholarship; and working in collaborative partnerships with public school professionals.

Additional Information

SCHOOL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
The School of Teaching and Learning faculty is a vibrant group of diverse, high-quality scholars and educators who are committed to developing innovative pedagogies and shared leadership in education. The University has been developing teachers both within and outside the state of Illinois for over 150 years. University lab schools and local school partnerships offer opportunities for authentic and connected classroom experiences to enhance preparation of pre-service teachers. The faculty of the School of Teaching and Learning is committed to continuing its leadership at the state, national, and international levels. The School has 39 full-time tenure-track faculty in teacher education programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels who work collaboratively with colleagues in four other Colleges on campus, public schools, and communities.

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL COMMUNITY
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 132,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, the Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, its citizens’ level of educational attainment, its parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime rate. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic, and commute time. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at https://www.visitbn.org/ for more information.

Required Qualifications

1. Terminal degree or ABD in a relevant field with a completion date prior to faculty appointment.
2. Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in 1st through 6th grades.
3. Demonstrated potential for scholarly research in teaching and learning (established record of scholarship if applying at the Associate level).
4. Expertise in critical and inquiry-based elementary social studies methods.
5. Expertise in anti-bias/anti-racist and culturally sustaining pedagogies in elementary classrooms.
6. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Proposed Starting Date

08/16/2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents
  • Cover letter
  • list of three references (specifically, names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page research statement
  • One-page teaching statement addressing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDI-A) in teacher education

PLEASE NOTE:  These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial review of applications will begin November 8th, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please submit the following materials to posting number 512284 at https://jobs.illinoisstate.edu/:

  • Cover letter
  • list of three references (specifically, names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page research statement
  • One-page teaching statement addressing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDI-A) in teacher education

Please direct any questions regarding this position to:

Kyle Miller, Associate Professor, School of Teaching & Learning
Email: kemille@ilstu.edu

Grace Kang, Associate Professor, School of Teaching & Learning
Email: gykang@ilstu.edu

Francess Harris
Director’s Assistant, School of Teaching & Learning
Campus Box 5330, Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5330
Email: fharris@illinoisstate.edu

Contact Information for Applicants

Francess Harris
Director’s Assistant, School of Teaching & Learning
Campus Box 5330, Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5330
Email: fharris@illinoisstate.edu

Clay Gruenwald
Human Resources
Cmgruen1@ilstu.edu

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

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