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Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education (Science Education)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology & Design, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
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Full Time
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Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education (Science Education) Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 082381 Department Curriculum & Instruction - 260050 Minimum Qualifications
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction 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 with a specialization in Science Education. The successful candidate will possess each of these qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate ( ABD considered) in Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related area;
  • Ability to teach elementary science education courses and other elementary education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • 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 diverse populations;
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, and commitment to educating for social justice;
  • Three years minimum teaching experience in P12 school settings;
  • 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)
Candidates are especially encouraged to apply if they have:
  • Experience working with and/or teaching courses to undergraduate elementary education 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 Elementary Education Program have crafted a rigorous and high quality program that is grounded 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 pre-service education courses at the undergraduate level. Pre-service education courses may include elementary science methods courses and related science 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 teaching at off-campus sites. 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

This position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding. 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:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community. Quick Link
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