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Title Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Urban Early Childhood
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Education
The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI in Indianapolis is seeking
a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education (non-
tenure track appointment) with strengths in teaching, leadership, and
scholarship that are grounded in early childhood pedagogy and theories in
urban settings. This position also includes the role as Program Coordinator
for the Early Childhood program.
The School of Education at IUPUI is an urban-serving institution located in
the heart of Indianapolis. Our school of education has approximately 30 full-
time faculty, many of whom are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship of
teaching, and research that focuses on social justice and anti-racist
practices, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical
perspectives in education.
Faculty in our teacher education programs are committed to preparing teachers
to enact transformative practices in urban schools, to participate in field-
based experiences that support our teacher candidates, and to contribute to
the goal of diversifying the teacher workforce. Our Early Childhood program
has two pathways- traditional undergraduate entry as well as students
transferring with an associate's degree who are seeking a baccalaureate degree
and a teaching license in early childhood education (birth-age 8).
● Serve as Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Education Program. This
role includes scheduling courses and instructors, coordinating student
teaching placements, coordinating benchmark assessments, coordinating
accreditation assessments as well as leading ongoing program development,
innovation, and evaluation.
● Teach early childhood courses that ground pre-service teachers in deep
understanding of critical social justice pedagogy, human development, social-
emotional learning, and urban communities within strong field-based
● Support for and design of field experiences for pre-service teachers ,
including the potential to work with pre-service teachers over the course of
their program in which they engage in increasingly sophisticated enactments of
teaching that values students' family, community and cultural practices in and
out of school.
● Lead mutually beneficial partnerships with local schools, including working
with pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, families and community
● Engage in the scholarship of teaching.
● Provide service to department, university, community, and professional
organizations focused on advocacy, promotion and growth of the urban Early
● Earned doctorate in Education or Child Development with emphasis in one or
more of these areas: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Studies, or
Urban/Multicultural Education. (ABD candidates will be considered.)
● Capacity to teach undergraduate courses in Early Childhood Education
● Critical pedagogy and scholarship addressing issues of power, privilege and
empowerment and the ways these issues affect children, families and
● Expertise working with diverse and urban student populations in early
Department Contact for Questions
Direct questions about the position or program to Dr. Lasana Kazembe, Search
Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Institution. Individuals who require accommodations to participate in
the application process should notify Ashley Clemons at email@example.com with
appropriate advance notice. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and
welcome applications from People of Color, individuals with disabilities,
members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other underrepresented groups.
● A minimum of three years of early childhood teaching experience (PK-3) in
an urban setting.
● Experience working with infants and toddlers, but also knowledge of children
(birth to age five) in multiple contexts such as family child care, in home
or center-based child care, Early Head Start/Head Start, and public school
early childhood settings.
● Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban issues.
● Experience or interest in forming partnerships with urban schools to support
prospective and practicing teachers in linguistically, culturally and
economically diverse settings.
● Experience or desire to work with diverse and/or underserved populations.
● Strong methodological training in research and evidence of potential for an
active research record.
● A secondary area of expertise such as: literacy, mathematics,
bi/multilingual education, special education, social studies, science.
Salary and Rank Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application: Interested candidates should submit: (a) letter of application
(describing qualifications, experience, and teaching philosophy), (b)
curriculum vita, © one sample syllabus of an early childhood course that the
candidate taught, and (d) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email
addresses for three professional references. All application materials must be
submitted online at https: // indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10971.
As the state's premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being
a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity,
equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who
will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research,
teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable,
and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and
faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist
stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies,
procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in
our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to
succeed at IUPUI.
For Best Consideration Date 07/01/2021
Expected Start Date 08/01/2021
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