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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education (specialization in Elementary Education)

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York (US)
Date posted
Feb 7, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration. Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more. Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra's location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.


Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

The School of Education is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Programs (TLT) at Hofstra University.  The TLT Department welcomes applications in the field of Elementary Education Teacher Preparation, with a focus on diversity, equity, and justice, and with strong preference for candidates who can teach in additional programs across the School, particularly for high-needs areas like STEM.  Candidates in advanced career stages will be expected to bring leadership to the School in teacher and/or leader preparation and to serve in administrative roles.

The faculty of the Hofstra University School of Education are dedicated to the preparation of reflective and knowledgeable professionals who use scholarship to inform their practice. Collectively, we strive toward a more just, open, and democratic society as we collaborate with and learn from children, adolescents, and adults in diverse social and cultural settings. Our two departments (Teaching, Learning, and Technology Programs; and Specialized Programs in Education) offer over 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and advanced-certificate programs, including numerous New York State-approved pathways to certification of school professionals.  The position would be joining the School at an exciting time of renewal and growth.

The responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Education (specialization in Elementary Education) will include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Elementary Education and in other professional-preparation and degree programs across the School of Education
  • Engaging in or leading research, scholarship, and other scholarly and professional endeavors that advance the mission and values of the School of Education
  • Working collaboratively to administer, assess, and strengthen various degree and credential programs and partnerships locally and beyond
  • Supporting efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, students, and community members


  • An earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in Education or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated record of academic scholarship, research, and other scholarly activities in relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated record of effective instruction at the K-12 and teacher-education levels.
  • Demonstrated record of working collaboratively to administer and strengthen degree and credential programs.
  • Scholarly expertise on and professional experience advancing diversity, equity, democracy, and justice in education.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please upload the following with your application for consideration :

  • Cover letter (in 3-5 pages, please speak to your program of research; your approaches to teaching and to teacher education; your service to the profession and community; and your work in the areas of diversity, equity, democracy, and justice) Curriculum vitae One sample scholarly writing or publication The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three or four professional references (no letters are needed at this time)

All applications received by February 26, 2024 will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be directed to Rosebud Elijah at .

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