[C21-098] Assistant Professor

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor

Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood studies and infant/toddler mental health; supervise candidates in field and practicum experiences; engage in academic advising; contribute to the program and department through activities related to accreditation, recruitment and retention, programmatic work, and other departmental needs. The successful candidate will contribute actively and effectively to student growth, university service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. / Ed. D. in child development, early childhood, curriculum and instruction or related field with early childhood and/or infant/toddler mental health concentration. The completion of a doctorate is required by the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness in higher education.
  • Record of research and scholarship in the field of early childhood studies and/or infant/toddler mental health.
  • Professional experience working collaboratively with state-or federally-funded agencies or schools, or community partners serving families especially with infant/toddler and/or young children in diverse settings.
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Focus on infant/toddler care and education including one or more expertise in the following areas: early childhood special education, early intervention, community-based education.
  • Record of supervision in an infant/toddler setting.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness in educational settings other than higher education.
  • Experience in grant writing, program development, and/or program coordination.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NAEYC professional standards and the accreditation process.

The University:

The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community:

Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by December 3, 2021.

 The closing date for this position has been extended to January 7,2022. All applicants who have applied before December 3,2021 will be considered. 

To begin the application process, please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement for [C21-098] Assistant Professor and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email gabriela.s.flores-erazo@ccsu.edu.

Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/2016-2021%20AAUP%20Contract.pdf

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Clark, Chair, Search Committee, at 860-832-2428 or clarkb@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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