Assistant/Associate Professor, Elementary Education

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 22, 2023

Position Title
Assistant/Associate Professor, Elementary Education

Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Position Number

Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum - 260050

Minimum Qualifications

The Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University seeks qualified candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Elementary Education.
  • Earned doctorate ( ABD considered if hired at the Assistant rank) in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education, or a closely related area;
  • Ability to teach graduate-level curriculum development courses in the Curriculum Specialist Program, elementary education core courses, methods courses, and curriculum development courses at the undergraduate level;
  • Commitment to working in a community of practice, to a social constructivist perspective of teaching and learning, to the integration of field experiences in professional coursework, and to working with a wide-range population;
  • Teaching experience in P-12 school settings required;
  • Evidence of scholarly potential required; established record of scholarship/creative activity preferred;
  • Eligibility for North Carolina teaching licensure.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Additional desired areas of expertise include:
  • Content area expertise in curriculum development, math education, science education,, or teaching multilingual learners
  • Experience working with and/or teaching courses to undergraduate elementary education candidates;
  • Experience working with and/or teaching curriculum development courses to graduate candidates;
  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with public schools;
  • Experience with supervising and mentoring preservice elementary education teacher candidates in the field and/or coordinating/monitoring supervision of candidates’ placements;
  • Research and teaching experiences working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and their families;
  • Expertise surrounding authentic and standard-based assessments at the elementary school-age level.
License/Certification Required

See minimum qualifications above.

Description of the Department or Unit

Faculty in the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum have crafted rigorous and high-quality programs that are grounded in these commitments: working in a community of practice, a social constructivist perspective of teaching and learning; the integration of field experiences in professional coursework; and working with diverse populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate-level courses in curriculum development and pre-service education courses at the undergraduate level. Pre-service education courses may include elementary methods courses and related education courses; generalist elementary education courses that include curriculum design, assessment, language learning; and/or practicum supervision. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to, participating in partnerships and professional development with area schools and Appalachian State’s two laboratory schools, teaching at off-campus sites as well as at the Boone and Hickory campuses, and engaging in scholarly research and activities. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position at the university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to be explicit in conveying how their scholarship, teaching, and service experiences demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence.

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents* electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
  • a cover letter that clearly addresses the candidate’s minimum qualifications for the position;
  • a professional vita;
  • unofficial graduate transcripts;
  • and a list of names and contact information of five professional references.
Optional document: North Carolina teaching licensure
*Submitted as pdf or Word documents.

Quick Link
  • AA/EEO Statement:
  • Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
    Important Contacts:

    Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
    Office of Human Resources
    330 University Hall Dr.
    Boone, NC 28608
    (828) 262-3187
    Executive Director of Access & Equity (ADA/504 Coordinator, EEO Officer, & Title IX Coordinator)
    Office of Access & Equity
    123 IG Greer Hall
    Boone, NC 28608


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