Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Salisbury University’s Seidel School of Education welcomes applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Early and Elementary Education.
Area of Specialization: Early Childhood Education
Primary Job Duties: The Department of Early and Elementary Education seeks an individual who can teach early childhood methods courses at the undergraduate level and work collaboratively with the public schools in the region to strengthen early childhood education. The successful candidate will teach primarily undergraduate courses with opportunities for graduate teaching at the master’s level, including winter term and summer session courses for additional compensation. With an award-winning network of Professional Development Schools (PDS) on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Salisbury University offers a ready-made setting for clinical field experiences for students and faculty alike. All education faculty advise undergraduate education majors and are encouraged to collaborate with teacher candidates, interns, and local educators in our PDS network. The normal teaching load is 3 courses per semester, with an option for clinical supervision of interns in place of one of the three courses. With the focus on enhancing the academic achievement of diverse learners, candidates must utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies that promote their success. Research, scholarly activity, and service are expected.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., Ed.D., or ABD status in a doctoral program with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. If ABD, the doctoral degree must be completed before the date of hire. The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience teaching in the early childhood settings (birth through age 8).
Preferred Qualifications: Success in grant-writing, intern supervision experience, collegiate teaching, program assessment and accreditation, and/or conference presentations and/or scholarly publications. The potential for future program or departmental leadership is highly valued.
Applications received by January 6, 2020 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin in August of 2020. Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s online employment application system. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/careers/ to apply online.
To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1.) A letter of interest; 2.) curriculum vitae; 3.) teaching philosophy; 4.) statement of research interests; and, 5.) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. All documents must be submitted with your application in the online employment application system. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Jeni Davis email@example.com. The Department of Early and Elementary Education puts a premium on teaching excellence; consequently, as part of the interview process finalists will be asked to teach a lesson to an undergraduate class.
This position is based in Salisbury, MD. Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 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, D. C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 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 http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/.
Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. 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.
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