Assistant Professor - Early Childhood Education
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 4610
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education to begin August 2018.
Expected duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting research, and providing service to the department, university and profession. Other duties include curriculum revision, advising students, and supervising graduate research.
This position has the potential to be part of a cluster hire of faculty in The College of Education, Health and Society for successful diverse candidates whose research, teaching and/or service connect to a theme of promoting Socially Just Communities (e.g., participatory community research, mutually beneficial university-community partnerships including community engagement, service learning, and collaborations with clinical/practice courses/training) consistent with our initiative for Community Justice and Well-being.
(a) Earned doctorate in education with an emphasis in teaching and research. ABDs will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be completed by the time of appointment; (b) An emerging high quality research agenda as evidenced by multiple scholarly manuscripts or articles that have a connected focus; (c) Three or more years of teaching experience in grades preK-5 or equivalent settings; (d) Experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., students from racial, ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic diversity; English language learners; and/or students with special abilities).
Consideration will be given to those with (a) Experience in developing and teaching critical literacies and pedagogy in early childhood/elementary education or related field; (b) Experience in interpreting and implementing state mandated standards; (c) Integration of culturally relevant curricula and pedagogy for diverse student populations; (d) Ability to integrate social justice in curriculum; (e) Ability to contribute to departmental initiatives, such as teaching in urban/diverse school settings, working with English language learners, and integrating innovative digital technology in the classroom; (f) Experience in teaching about equity and social justice and developing critical curricula; and/or (g) Experience with school and community partnerships.
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Department: With a commitment to social justice, the Department of Teacher Education prepares educators to serve as agents for positive change in schools and communities. We admit about 450 new students annually into our undergraduate and graduate programs. Our instructional staff includes 30 tenured and tenure-track professors, clinical faculty, and lecturers. For more information, visit the department’s website at http://www.miamioh.edu/edt.
College: The mission of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University is to prepare transformative leaders. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community partnerships, the school provides dynamic and innovative programs that encourage international perspectives. Our integrated human experience prepares graduates to generate knowledge, educate, serve, and promote wellbeing in diverse and global setting through ethical, democratic practices.
Faculty members work in an environment that promotes a holistic approach to both teaching and research. They are encouraged to align their teaching, scholarship, and service in an interdisciplinary fashion in order to promote aggressive solutions to the issues faced by our society. The College of Education, Health, and Society seeks out opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration facilitated by the five departments (Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Science and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education) in our division. It is our belief that the synergy from this comprehensive approach creates the kind of integrated human experience that is essential to excellence in research and teaching.
The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.
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