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Assistant/Associate Professor Elementary Education - 2565

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina
Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Date posted
Feb 18, 2024

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

The Department of Inclusive Education in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is pleased to invite applications for a teacher education faculty position. Salary for each level will be highly competitive and commensurate with rank. This tenure-eligible position will begin August 2024.

Setting. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, part of the University of North Carolina system, is among the most diverse universities in the South and has a student population of more than 6,900 in various graduate, undergraduate and professional programs. Originally founded in 1887 to educate Native Americans, UNCP has grown rapidly in recent years. Southeastern North Carolina offers close proximity to major cities and nearby beaches, and an affordable cost of living. The Department of Inclusive Education houses the undergraduate and graduate programs of Birth-Kindergarten, Elementary Education and Special Education. Additional information is available on our website

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate
courses in teacher education and elementary education. The candidate will be committed to the

  • Teaching courses in curriculum development and pre-service education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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
  • Building connections to local schools and collaborating within the department and across the college to strengthen course and program alignment.
  • Fostering the development of the professional dispositions of teaching

Additional responsibilities include service on School of Education and University committees, maintaining scholarly productivity, advising and mentoring students seeking licensure, supervising field experience and student teaching interns, working with the community on literacy initiatives, and providing service to the university and profession.

Application. Application materials should include:

  1. A cover letter that describes how the applicant’s professional qualifications relate to the responsibilities of the position, a clear description of the applicant’s research agenda, and a concise teaching philosophy;
  2. A current curriculum vita;
  3. Teaching evaluations (required at the associate level, if available at the assistant level);
  4. Names (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references.

To Apply: Apply electronically at Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please attach each of the numbered items above to the submission. For additional information or informal inquiries, contact Dr. Gretchen Robinson at, Chair, Department of Inclusive Education. Review of applications will begin in and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants that apply by February 1, 2023.

Please note that finalists for this position will be invited to an on-campus interview.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  

Qualifications. Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or earned doctorate by the employment start date) in Elementary Education or a closely related field from an accredited university. At least three years teaching experience in public schools with preference for candidates who have taught Elementary Education. Faculty must be eligible for and maintain North Carolina Teaching Licensure in Elementary Education, K-6. The successful candidate will hold a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in elementary education coursework. Candidates will be expected to collaborate with local schools, teachers, students and community members across southeastern North Carolina.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have

The required qualifications above as well as previous promotion to associate professor or higher at an accredited institution of higher education.

  • A proven record of research and scholarship and external research funding.
  • Experience in and/or interest in leading others in developing course curricula in teacher preparation.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to show promise of excellence in research, scholarship, grant funding, and teaching.

Licenses and Certifications:  Faculty must be eligible for and maintain North Carolina Teaching Licensure in Elementary Education, K-6.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process. 

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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