The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Division of Elementary Education, is seeking a tenure-track associate/advanced assistant professor, rank dependent upon credentials, to join a division of a department that offers doctoral, masters, and undergraduate education programs. Duties include teaching elementary education courses, both at graduate and undergraduate levels; scholarly research and publication; providing leadership for the Elementary Division; advising graduate students; supervising field experiences; collaborating with schools; and participating in institutional initiatives directed toward excellence in Teacher Education. The successful candidate must be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: curriculum theory and development, social studies, science, or arts-integration methods, classroom management, or general elementary curriculum, including online courses. The division is seeking candidates who are accepting and affirming of all people and who have experience in methods of instruction in cultural competency, diversity inclusion, or multicultural education. Successful candidates for the position should also have experience in technology usage and pedagogy.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.

Education Requirements:
An earned doctorate in elementary curriculum and instruction or related field required.

Required Qualifications:
Successful candidates must have at least three years of successful full-time teaching experience as an elementary teacher in grades K-6; evidence of scholarly research and professional service; and prior university teaching experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with credentials and experience that indicate potential for hiring as an associate professor; elementary teaching certification (current or expired); experience as a successful full-time elementary classroom teacher; expertise in elementary social studies education; teaching award or other evidence of excellence in teaching; involvement with supervision of university students in field experiences; graduate student research advisement and collaborative research experience; collaboration experience between a university and public schools; knowledge of educational instructional technology in elementary curriculum and/or experience with online or blended teaching and learning; and prior experience in leadership roles in higher education.

Required Documents:
Curriculum Vita

Professional References:
Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References:

Cover Letter:
A plain text cover letter is required.

Sarah Montgomery – sarah.montgomery@uni.edu
Schindler Educ Ctr 624

Phone: 319-273-6757