PA Position Number: F00300PD

Position Description:

Assistant Professors must have completed all requirements in a doctoral program at an accredited or internationally recognized institution; or completed a non-doctoral degree program requiring a minimum of 60 graduate hours. Teaching; research; departmental/school, college and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The responsibilities of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Studies, language arts and/or STEM education with emphasis on primary and middle school areas. Candidate may also be responsible for other course work in the elementary education program. In addition, responsibilities include supervision of pre-service teachers, maintaining data for the program assessment plan, completing electronic portfolio assessments, completing state required annual public school experience, maintaining a current knowledge base in the field of elementary education, engaging in scholarly/creative activities and serving on committees at all levels of the University.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies.
  • Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers.
  • Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty.
  • Adheres to the educational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of the University.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the UCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.

Desired Start Date: August 7, 2017

Discipline Emphasis and Responsibilities:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected.

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

NOTE If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate required in Elementary Education Pedagogy or a closely related teaching degree. Certification in elementary education preferred. Previous experience in public elementary and/ or middle school classroom required. Experience teaching elementary teacher education method’s courses at the university level is preferred. Candidates who are ABD in their doctoral programs will be considered for the Instructor rank with the expectation of degree completion on or before the end of the first year of employment.

Salary Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience.