Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Isabelle Farrington College of Education

Sacred Heart University

Assistant Professor, Elementary Education

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides Best 381 Colleges2017 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 294 Business Schools– 2017 Edition. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North in its “Best Colleges 2017” publication. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service.

Sacred Heart University invites applications for assistant professor of elementary education to begin August 21, 2017.  The Department of Teacher Education offers Post Baccalaureate and Five Year programs leading to Connecticut Teacher Certification in elementary education (grades 1-6) as well as secondary certifications (grades 7-12) in biology, chemistry, English, general science, mathematics, social studies/history and Spanish. Candidates pursuing initial teacher certification also participate in our graduate teacher internship program and earn Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degrees.  Primary teaching responsibilities are in the area elementary education curriculum and methods, with a focus on science education or other academic content area.  Additional teaching is in areas applicable to candidates in teacher education, especially classroom and standardized assessment. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising candidates, implementing an active plan of scholarly research and writing, participating and leadership in department and college committees, and providing service to university and professional communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction or related field, earned by August 15, 2017

  • Certification, or ability to secure Connecticut certification, in elementary education

  • Commitment to diversity and equity in education

  • 3 years of successful teaching experience in the elementary school

  • A record of collaborative professional activity

  • Demonstrated understanding of current standards and policies that impact teacher education

  • Potential for scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction with focus in elementary education

  • 5 or more years of successful teaching experience in the elementary school

  • Expertise in science education at the elementary level

  • Expertise in classroom and standardized assessmentAssistant

  • Record of scholarly publications

  • Successful teaching experience in higher education

  • Experience integrating technology into teaching and learning

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., response to the Mission Statement, names and contact information of three references, and representative publication or other writing sample through the online Application Portal.  Review of applications begins March 15 and the position remains open until filled. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 403(b) plan and tuition remission. 

Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions.  We seek individuals who value the University’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to the intellectual and ethical development of our students.  Sacred Heart University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. Qualified members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.