Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Urban Early Childhood Education

Indiana University South Bend

United States

July 9, 2021


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Title Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Urban Early Childhood Education

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track Department IUPUI Education Position Summary

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).

Responsibilities: ● 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 experiences. ● 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 partners. ● 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 Childhood program.

Basic Qualifications

Required Qualifications: ● 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 program. ● Critical pedagogy and scholarship addressing issues of power, privilege and empowerment and the ways these issues affect children, families and communities. ● Expertise working with diverse and urban student populations in early childhood settings.

Department Contact for Questions

Direct questions about the position or program to Dr. Lasana Kazembe, Search Committee Chair, at IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals who require accommodations to participate in the application process should notify Ashley Clemons at 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.

Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: ● 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. Special Instructions

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: //

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 OAA # IN-EDUC

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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Application
  • Sample Syllabus
  • List Of References
  • Optional Documents

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