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Assistant Professor of Practice in Middle Childhood/Literacy

Cleveland State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Cleveland State University

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 equivalent.



Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in teacher education or related field; experience with university-school partnerships; certification or background in English/Language Arts..


Applicant Instructions: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at   Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions should be emailed to Terri Purcell via email (


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.


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