Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education

Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The University of Indianapolis invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education. This is a full-time position appointment in the School of Education that will begin in August 2021.

The School of Education is known for its strong reputation for producing great teachers and partnering with nearby innovative schools and districts. Addressing the rising demand for Early Childhood Education, UIndy School of Education is launching the Globally Responsive Educators for Early Childhood with a Special Education Minor Program beginning in the Fall of 2021.

Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree in Education (ABD will be considered). Preference will be given to individuals with a doctorate, specialization, or expertise in Early Childhood Education. Experience teaching in an Early Childhood building working with linguistically and culturally diverse students is required. Experience teaching children with special needs is preferred.

The successful applicant will teach a range of Early Childhood content, theory, and methods undergraduate courses and supervise undergraduate students in field experiences (clinical course-related and student teaching). The successful applicant must be willing to teach courses on campus, in clinical settings, and in online environments and teach evenings and Saturdays as needed. In the first four years of the program, the successful applicant will assist in developing and writing the Early Childhood signature assessments included in the accreditation reviews. An active scholarly research agenda, including publications and presentations, will be expected. This position is highly collaborative; thus, the successful applicant will engage with faculty, students, and school and community partners in a manner that highlights creativity, collegiality, and innovation.

Candidates of diverse and minority backgrounds and those who can enhance the School of Education’s commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice through teaching, research, and service are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach a range of Early Childhood content, theory, and methods undergraduate courses
  • Supervise undergraduate students in field experiences (clinical course-related and student teaching)
  • Assist in developing and writing the Early Childhood signature assessments included in the accreditation reviews
  • Maintain an active scholarly research agenda, including publications and presentations
  • Engage with faculty, students, and school and community partners in a manner that highlights creativity, collegiality, and innovation


QUALIFICATIONS

  • An earned doctoral degree in Education is required (ABD will be considered)
  • Experience teaching in an Early Childhood building working with linguistically and culturally diverse students is required
  • Doctorate, specialization, or expertise in Early Childhood Education is preferred
  • Experience teaching children with special needs is preferred


BENEFITS

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Free Parking