Assistant Professor - Elementary Science and Mathematics Education

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning (EDTL) at Central Washington University (CWU) invites applications for Full Time Tenure-Track Faculty in Elementary Science and Mathematics. The Department of EDTL has approximately 15 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate who offer undergraduate majors, minors and/or teaching endorsements in Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Special Education. EDTL also offers an advanced certificate program in TESL. Faculty and staff are committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be outstanding educational leaders and facilitators of learning who demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to educate and work within a diverse school population.

Responsibilities include:

a) Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Elementary Education Science and Mathematics.

b) Assisting with the development of the Elementary Education program in relation to Science and Mathematics education.


Education faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to a constructivist philosophy, keep abreast of current and emerging education trends (e.g., performance-based program assessment, educational technology), and possess an understanding and commitment to the principles of diversity. Distance education, online, and off-campus teaching are expected. Faculty will integrate CWU’s commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students. Required Qualifications


· Ph.D. or Ed.D. in relevant course of study (ABD candidates may be considered, however, the terminal degree must be completed within one year of start date.).

· Three or more years of teaching experience at the pK-12 grade level in Science, Mathematics, Elementary Education, or related field.

· Possess superior teaching abilities.

· Experience in pK-12 program and professional development.

· Research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.

· Ability to teach Elementary Mathematics and Science methods courses.

· Ability to teach field experience and/or practicum courses in Elementary Education.


Preferred Qualifications

· University-level teaching experience.

· Experience or interest in developing and teaching online courses.

· Experience in curriculum development and improvement.

· Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom conversations.

· Experience working in a diverse environment and/or utilizing a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success.

· Demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion.

· Involvement in professional associations.

· Experience with distance, hybrid, and on-line educational systems.

· Experience with a range of age levels, diverse populations, and rural settings.

· Possession of or eligibility for a valid teaching certificate for any US state.

· Effective planning skills.

· Excellent communication skills.


How to Apply:

To review the completed position announcement and to apply online, visit:


Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Position: Full-Time Tenure Track, 9-month Appointment. Additional Summer teaching may be available.


Anticipated Start Date: September 15, 2021


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, according to the United Faculty of Central Collective Bargaining Agreement.


About CWU:

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: Located in the heart of Washington State, Ellensburg is approximately 100 miles and under 2 hours away from the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area. CWU is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 135 majors, the university enrolls approximately 12,300 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 17:1. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU has enrolled 36% minorities and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. Excellence in teaching is the core of the university’s mission, and faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. Further information about the university is available at For more information about the community in Ellensburg, visit


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