Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Education

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Education


The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Education with a focus on equity and inclusion in Special Education.


About the Program

The Department of Teaching Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) advances education through scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. Faculty in TELS prepare professionals who are committed to equity and social justice, have deep content knowledge, demostrate a strong knowledge of effective pedagogies, and realize the potential of digitial technology to ehance learning.


Position Details

The Assistant Teaching Professor position is an initial one-year appointment with the possibility of a renewable, three-year appointment depending upon performance reviews as well as fiscal and programmatic needs. The expected teaching load is four courses per semester. We are seeking a strong teacher educator with experience in K-5 public school settings who will contribute to the preparation of Elementary and Special Education teacher candidates.


The colleague selected will bring to the department, college, and community an interdisciplinary and transformative line of participation that contributes to the College’s overarching goal of redefining teacher preparation and closing the achievement gaps in public schools of North Carolina and beyond.


Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in Special Education or Elementary Education from a nationally accredited university; a demonstrated commitment to working with children and families in minoritized communities; and experience in teacher education and special education.


Application Process

Application materials should include a cover letter including a statement regarding the candidate’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.


More Information

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About the NC State College of Education

The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing professionals, conducting research, and engaging communities to improve educational outcomes for all learners across the state and beyond. With two-thirds of its faculty grant active and over 120 funded research projects totaling over $90-plus million, the college ranks No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 5% of colleges of education in the nation. During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the faculty had half of their proposals funded and brought in over $30 million in new funded research. They address society’s most pressing educational challenges and convert their research to action and innovative solutions that transform teaching and learning environments across the lifespan, with particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching in STEM education and literacy; anti-racism education, increasing diversity, equity and access in education; and innovating leadership development.


The entire college is engaged in a transformative process to become an anti-racist organization. It is composed of three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 130 faculty members and 90 support and professional staff. The college’s 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students study across 50-plus degree programs that deliver highly- engaged and personalized academic experiences that prepare them to lead in the field of education. The college is also home to the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the proposed Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.