Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership, University of Memphis
An earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or closely related field is required. Three years of successful experience teaching young children appropriate to the position and teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level are required. The department seeks applicants with a background in and commitment to pre-kindergarten-primary grade teacher education, with expertise in one or more of the following: teaching and learning in pre-kindergarten-primary grades, particularly math and science teaching and learning, assessment of young children, and family-school collaboration. Also desired are the following qualifications: a record of external funding; consistent publications in peer-reviewed journals; expertise in teacher professional development; a successful track record of work with urban school districts; expertise in the use of technology in instruction; experience with NCATE/SPA reporting; and experience with online instruction. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Teach and supervise field-based and online ECED undergraduate and graduate courses
Chair and serve on master’s and doctoral committees
Maintain a significant ongoing program of focused scholarly research and publication in ECED
Provide service and leadership to national professional organizations, the university, college, and department
Implement and assess transformational initial and advanced ECED programs
Provide professional service to surrounding ECED programs and community partners
Seek external funding to support ECED research and service work
The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has six colleges and four professional schools serving a diverse population of nearly 23,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach. The College of Education Health and Human Sciences, with a faculty of 100 tenure-track positions, is fully accredited by NCATE and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher education. In addition, the Special Education program area is a CEC nationally recognized program and the ABA course sequence is a pre-approved course sequence by the BCBA. The Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department, one of four departments in the college, offers courses to support undergraduate and graduate programs in the College, and offers both master’s and doctoral degrees in all teacher licensure areas as well as certificate programs. For additional information please see the websites of the university (http://www.memphis.edu), the college (http://www.memphis.edu/coe/), and the department (http://www.memphis.edu/icl)
SALARY & BEGINNING DATE
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with excellent opportunities for summer research and/or teaching being optional. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2013. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. The state of TN currently has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.
The review of completed applications will begin November 11, 2012, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants are required to upload (1) a letter of application describing their teaching and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of three references. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. Address inquiries to Dr. Vivian G. Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.678.4226.