Assistant Professor of Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Education at Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Education starting in August 2021. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an Education-related field is required, with an emphasis on Reading/Literacy preferred. Successful candidates will not only show past experience in PreK-12 settings, but also successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have a strong commitment to high quality teaching and diversity.

Applicants must show potential for leadership, scholarship, and collegial collaboration with faculty in an innovative department and school. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate Early Childhood education courses, working with professional partners, engaging with student professional development opportunities, academic advising, and supervising clinical experiences, including embedded field experiences.

The ideal candidate will possess the following: Required Education: Terminal degree in education-related field, with advanced degree in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education; certification as a Reading Specialist (preferred); ABD candidates may be considered if doctorate is earned prior to start date. Applicants should also hold teacher certification in Early Childhood Education. Experience and Training: Minimum of three years of teaching experience in PreK-12 grades in accredited schools; college teaching experience. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online classes; use instructional technology; work with and embrace diverse learners; communicate appropriately and effectively; and demonstrate effective curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Performs an equivalent of 24 teaching load credits for combined fall and spring semesters.2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria. 3. Provides services to the university and the profession. 4. Conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies/tutorials, internships, advising and clinical experience supervision.

Application Process Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (initial submissions may be unofficial copies), three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Human Resources Mercyhurst University 501 East 38th Street Erie, PA 16546  Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Mercyhurst University is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in northwestern Pennsylvania along Lake Erie. A Mercyhurst education, inspired by the works and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, aims at engaging students for life and at creating leaders in justice and service. Today Mercyhurst University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic excellence, professional expertise, an environment of inclusiveness, and high expectations for growth and development of the whole person. As an equal opportunity employer Mercyhurst University seeks candidates who are committed to the principles of diversity and our Mission. Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States