Assistant Professor - Early, Elementary & Reading Education

Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Early, Elementary, and Reading Education (EERE) Department within the College of Education at James Madison University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Elementary Education beginning August 2022. The department is especially interested in a diverse applicant pool whose experience includes elementary education with expertise in curriculum design and guiding behavior that emphasizes diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

EERE faculty at JMU fulfill needs in the following areas: teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in elementary teacher preparation; engaging in professional research; providing service to the program, department, college, university, and profession; and working collaboratively in and outside the university. We are looking for faculty candidates who represent and support diverse perspectives and who can contribute to a department committed to social justice through work that is transformational, inclusive, sustainable, and equitable.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Elementary Education or related field conferred before August 2022. Candidates should have a minimum of three years teaching experience in programs that served learners from pre-K – 6th grade, a record of scholarly activity, and experience teaching in higher education.

 

The College of Education is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community among faculty, students, staff, and stakeholders that is free from all forms of discrimination.  We promote access, inclusion, and diversity as foundational to the creation of a just and caring society of informed and engaged citizens.  In light of this core commitment, candidates applying for this position should speak to their personal and professional work of teaching, scholarship, and/or service towards the creation and sustainability of a community of educators who value the diversity present in our society.

 

To apply, go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/9574 or visit joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting F1661. Candidates will complete the application and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. The cover letter should speak to the candidate’s personal and professional work of teaching, scholarship, and/or service towards the creation and sustainability of community of educators who value the diversity present in our society. Review of candidates begins September 30, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Emma Thacker, Search Chair, at thackees@jmu.edu .

 

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.