Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F67070 Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Assistant Professor or Associate Professor School/Unit School of Education Department SOETeachLrng: Dept Number of Months 9 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The School of Education Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to effective evidence-based preparation of initial and continuing educators for P-12 schools, government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organization; to working with diverse stakeholders committed to meeting the needs of learners in high-need schools; to modeling and facilitating critical reflection on practice and commitment to the success of all learners; to collaborating effectively with education and community partners; to applying school-based research and scholarship that examine critical education issues and concerns and to providing leadership, support and service at local state, regional, national and international levels.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

This ninth-month tenure-track faculty position will engage students in the School of Education’s Masters of Teaching Early/Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching programs in real-world learning that furthers civic engagement, inquiry, discovery and innovation (Quest 2025). The successful candidate will support learning through individual advising in the MT in Early/Elementary Education program and supervision of student interns, as needed.

This position supports university efforts to provide students a quality education through rigorous and innovative academic programs that prepare our students to be creative innovators and make a difference in increasingly diverse educational settings, particularly in high needs, urban public schools (Quest 2025). Candidates will need demonstrated research and practice in advancing access, equity, and quality education for underrepresented learners within low-resource communities. This includes a commitment to addressing diversity, inclusion, social justice and equity in elementary education through research, teaching, and service.

Position Responsibilities

Teaching – Provide instruction to pre-service educators in the methods of literacy instruction and diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties and other courses as needed within the early childhood and elementary education degree programs
Research- Contribute to scholarship and establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication and external funding

Service – Provide service to the Department of Teaching and Learning, the School of Education and VCU to enhance educational opportunities and programs; partner with local school districts and community organizations to support education for PK-6 children, particularly those in high needs urban/rural locations

Clinical – Provide supervision for diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties students and student interns, as needed
Other – Advise students in graduate programs and monitor progress of undergraduate students

Required Qualifications

•Earned doctoral degree in elementary education, or related field
•A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in grades PK-6
•Teaching record that includes significant classroom experience with children in poverty and/or high-needs urban/rural environments
•Demonstrated research productivity and potential to secure external funding
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment
•Eligibility for licensure as a classroom teacher in Virginia or another state
•Promise or record of external funding to support research;
•An innovative and impactful research agenda that has strong potential for
external funding;
•Experience conducting research related to or within urban settings with individuals in our communities who have been historically marginalized and done from a culturally responsive lens;
•Demonstrated research, scholarship, and practice in advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them; and
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .

Preferred Qualifications

•Earned doctorate in literacy education
•Certification as a reading specialist
•Experience supervising students in clinical settings
•Experiential learning through lived experiences and/or professional services that inform worldviews and/or perspective about minority group status, to include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability
•Demonstrated work (e.g. practice, research, and/or scholarship) in advancing access,
equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and
underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve

Date Posted 11/13/2020 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 01/11/2021 Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

In addition, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at Application materials must be submitted online through VCU eJobs by the application deadline, and must include all of the following: 1) A cover letter of application that addresses the applicant’s qualifications based on position announcement and consideration of the goals and mission of Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of Education; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Two selected publications aligned with job description; 4) Diversity Statement; and 5) List of three professional references with contact information.

Application materials must be uploaded to for review by the Search Committee. Please upload reference contact information under other documents. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Valerie Robnolt at If selected as a finalist for the position, candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted.

Posted Salary $74,300-85,000 Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * If you selected 'Other' for your referral source please indicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select 'Other,' please enter 'n/a.')

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
  5. Publications
Optional Documents

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