Assistant Professor-Elementary, Literacy, & Special Education

University of Central Arkansas

United States

February 5, 2022

Description

Position Details Posting Number F0522021

Working Title Assistant Professor-Elementary, Literacy, & Special Education Department Org 321000 - Elementary, Literacy, & Special Education Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education. The College of Education recognizes that it's faculty and staff are fundamental to it's success, and therefore, it is dedicated to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment (with an opportunity for summer employment). Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate education and graduate courses, such as Instructional Strategies for Teaching Math and Science, in the Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education
  • Supervise interns during field and student teaching experiences
  • Collaborate on a team to improve teacher education and learning experiences
  • Advise and mentor teacher candidates
  • Model appropriate use of mobile technology in pedagogical practice
  • Actively participate in service and scholarly activities
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge in AMTE, NGGS, and NRC standards
  • Strong background in innovative pedagogical practices, curriculum development, and use of mobile technology (specifically iPad, MacBook, ChromeBook hardware and iOS, G Suite, and creativity apps) to create engaging learning experiences for students.
  • Knowledge of field and internship experiences
  • Ability to collaborate and work well on a teem
  • Commitment to inclusivity and diversity
  • Skills Considered Essential for Success

    -Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions. -Demonstrate effective follow-up.

    Required Education and/or Experience

  • Doctorate in Education or related field (A.B.D. considered)
  • Minimum of three years teaching math and /or science in K-6 public schools
  • Experience in math and science instruction for teachers to include AMTE and NGSS standards
  • Preferred Education and/or Experience

  • University teaching experience
  • Effective use of mobile technology and open educational resources
  • Experience with Blackboard LMS and Google Classroom
  • Evidence of scholarly research and service to the profession
  • License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred) University, Campus, and Community Description

    Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

    Desired start date 01/03/2022

    Background Check Statement

    This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    UCA EEO Statement

    The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

    Open Date 10/14/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Review of the applications begins Oct. 24th. Provide a cover letter, c.v., unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references.

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Transcripts
  • Veteran's Documents
  • Additional Documents
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