Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (Non-Tenure Track)
- University of Alabama
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Posted Date
- Dec 18, 2022
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
- Employment Level
- Non-Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education Program
Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (Non-Tenure Track)
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (2-year renewable appointment). A successful candidate will join an active research and teaching faculty as well as a vibrant student community. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, along with the College of Education, is firmly committed to creating a welcoming culture and practice of equity and inclusivity in which diverse identities and perspectives are recognized, valued, and promoted.
About the University of Alabama and the College of Education
The University of Alabama is experiencing tremendous growth, with enrollment reaching 37,842 students for fall 2020, compared to 27,052 in the fall of 2008. Approximately 40% of UA’s freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT and the entering class in 2020 carries an average high school grade-point average of 3.83, with more than 42.3% having a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 600 currently enrolled and has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, The University of Alabama made Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. Finally, the University of Alabama has a total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.905 billion; 13,784 jobs; and $142.9 million in income and sales taxes (UA Center for Business and Economic Research). Please visit our University webpage (https://www.ua.edu) for more details on University activities and faculty supports.
Our mission at the College of Education (COE) is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. To that end, the COE welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to UNITE with the larger community to collaboratively nurture cultural competence, empathy, and a vision of equity and justice for all learners; ACT to develop the full potential of all learners to be excellent professionals in their fields; and LEAD through continuous research-based critical inquiry of policy and reflective practice to enable transformative change in our diverse local and global communities. The COE consists of six Departments and is impactful in the lives of the individuals and entities we serve spanning populations, ages, settings, and contexts. Our faculty’s research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia. Please visit our COE website (https://education.ua.edu) for more details of our impactful community and faculty supports.
Life in Tuscaloosa
The University of Alabama is located in West Alabama and is 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, a quintessential college town with a population of 101,113, has excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities available. The Tuscaloosa area provides hiking, biking, and running trails, as well as playgrounds, parks, and dog parks to enjoy the outdoors. Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Nicol and Lake Lurleen offer sporting and leisure activities. Tuscaloosa is within driving distance of Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis, and the beaches of Gulf Shores. Tuscaloosa is also home to the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Bryant Museum, Children’s Hands-On Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park, multiple sporting events, concerts hosted at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, and several festivals (e.g. West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Druid City Arts Festival, Druid City Pride Festival, Kentuck Arts Festival, etc.). Tuscaloosa continues to grow in population, cultural events, and shopping alongside the University. Please visit the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce (https://tuscaloosachamber.com) to learn more about our wonderful city.
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education
- Supervise practicum and internship experiences as needed
- Collaborate in further development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs
- Collaborate with local schools and school systems
- Provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations
- Serve on student and faculty committees
- Earned Doctorate in Elementary Education or Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Elementary Education
- Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Elementary Education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
- Ability to supervise undergraduate graduate and graduate students and interns.
- Ability to provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations.
- Demonstrated potential to collaborate in elementary schools through partnership activities
Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.
Please direct questions to Chair, Dr. Miguel Mantero, email@example.com.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Starting Date: August 16, 2023
- Health and Life Insurance
- TIAA-CREF available
- Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
- Summer employment available on an as needed basis
Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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