Assistant Professor of
Practice in Middle Childhood/Literacy
Position Description: The Department of Teacher
Education is searching for an Assistant Professor of Practice
starting August 22, 2022. We are seeking an experienced educator to
join our faculty addressing issues of equity and social justice in
school and society. CSU is committed to academic excellence and
diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is
striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public
research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and
Engaged Learning opportunities for all.
The Middle Childhood Education program at CSU is a substantially
field-based teacher education program that seeks to translate
theory into practice and provide continuity in learning from
discussions in the classroom to practices in the field.
Potential candidates would support this translation by nurturing
learning interactions and strengthening partnerships with local
educators, schools, and communities. The candidate selected for
this position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9) and Literacy Education.
Additional responsibilities include advising students, supervising
related clinical and field experiences for pre-service candidates,
and participating in college, department, and program meetings.
This is a non-tenure track position that is renewable upon
successful performance for multiple years.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned master in
teacher education or related field; and a minimum of ten years of
successful teaching experience in grades 4-9, or its
Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in
teacher education or related field; experience with
university-school partnerships; certification or background in
Applicant Instructions: Applications will be
exclusively accepted online at http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/15823.
Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions
should be emailed to Terri Purcell via email (T.L.PURCELL@csuohio.edu).
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
- Cover Letter stating your interest in urban teacher education,
your experience serving diverse students, and your potential
contribution to CSU’s clinical model for teacher development
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of philosophy regarding effective Middle Childhood
Education (Grades 4-9)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Evidence of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations,
teaching artifacts, etc.)
Note: The successful candidate is required to submit an
official transcript before their contract can be prepared.
Review of applications begin February 21, 2022 and continues
until the position is filled.
Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a
racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body.
Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience
serving diverse students and how you will make a positive
contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have
not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work
will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an
urban serving university
It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal
opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran
or disabled status, or genetic information.
Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of
funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent
on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of
credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information
required by law and/or University policies or practices, including
but not limited to a criminal background check.