Elementary Education Assistant Professor

Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Wichita State University

College of Applied StudiesSchool of Education

Position Description: Tenure track assistant professor of elementary education, with an emphasis on science or emergent literacy; critical race theory or urban education expertise preferred

Position Number: 998470

The School of Education at Wichita State University College of Applied Studies is seeking candidates to fill a nine-month, full time, tenure track assistant professor in elementary education to become part of our collaborative undergraduate and graduate programs. 


  1. Teach undergraduate education courses in elementary education, teach undergraduate and/or graduate education courses in area(s) of expertise, and supervise candidates in the PDS partnership.
  2. Establish and/or maintain a record of scholarship including refereed publications and presentations and seek external funding opportunities.
  3. Advise undergraduate students.
  4. Supervise and/or serve on graduate thesis and/or non-thesis committees.
  5. Engage in appropriate service activities within the university, professional organizations, and the community.
  6. Work collaboratively with other faculty in teaching, program oversight (developing, assessing, reporting), and service.
  7. Develop relationships with partnership schools and community agencies as appropriate.
  8. Teach both traditional and non-traditional delivery options such as off-campus, evening, weekend and online courses.

Minimum Education:

Earned doctorate or ABD (all requirements for the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2021) with expertise in elementary education.

Minimum Experience:

  1. Minimum of three years of successful professional-level teaching experience in K-6 education.
  2. Successful experience working collaboratively with teachers, school districts and/or community agencies.
  3. Successful experience with culturally and/or linguistically diverse urban populations; familiarity with critical race theory.
  4. Demonstrated potential for maintaining an active research and publication agenda.

Preferred Experience

  1. Ability to use current and emerging applications of technology including online delivery of instruction.
  2. Familiarity with Professional Development School (PDS) models of teacher education.
  3. Evidence of commitment to professional practice in field-based settings.
  4. Familiarity with online delivery of instruction.
  5. Successful university level teaching and supervision fieldwork.

Starting Date:  August 2021

Salary:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and expertise.

Please access https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/20173 for details on the position and http://wichita.edu/schoolofed to learn more about the WSU School of Education.

Application Procedure:  For full consideration, candidates must go online at https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/20173 to apply for the position. Include the following three items: (1) Letter of application describing abilities to meet qualifications and interest in the position, (2) Curriculum Vitae, and (3) Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three individuals who can be contacted for professional references.  Position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to those who apply before April 1, 2021.

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.

All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and to help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thoughts and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population.

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