Tenure-Track Faculty in Elementary Education/ Social Studies Specialist
Central Washington University
Education - Post Secondary
1530 Naneum Rd
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Job Category: Faculty Position Title/Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor Appointment: Tenure Track, 9-Month Appointment. Additional summer teaching may be available. CWU teaches courses on a quarterly system. Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: September 16, 2019 The Department of Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning (EDTL) at Central Washington University (CWU) seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor specializing in Elementary Education and Social Studies for start in fall 2019. CWU's School of Education has approximately 50 full-time faculty, who offer undergraduate majors, minors and/or teaching endorsements in Bilingual Education/ Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Literacy, Middle Level Education, Gifted Education, and Special Education, as well as foundations courses for other teaching programs. EDTL also offers graduate and/or advanced certificate programs in highly capable, bilingual/TESL, and literacy education. Faculty and staff are committed to preparing outstanding leaders and facilitators of learning for diverse school populations. Central Washington University's EDTL Department seeks a highly prepared, engaging, and passionate Constructivist teacher educator to join our teaching faculty in Elementary Education (K-8) Programs. Our mission is to provide excellent quality instruction through the Constructivist teaching philosophy and methodology and to implement the teacher-scholar model of professional engagement. The ideal candidates will have evidence of classroom experience with diverse learners, as well as strong communication, interpersonal and technological skills.
The Assistant/Associate Professor selected for this position will be a key partner in our revised Elementary Education major program. This individual will have theoretical and applied knowledge of children in the elementary grades, teaching elementary level social studies and curriculum integration. The selected candidate will teach a variety of courses, such as ELEM 323 Learners in the Learning Environment; ELEM 353 Teaching Elem Social Studies; EDEL 423 Integrated Methods/ Elementary Education Capstone. This individual will also have opportunities to coach and mentor teacher candidates in a variety of field experience courses. The candidate currently sought will be based at the main CWU campus in Ellensburg, Washington, but may have opportunities to teach classes at one or more of the CWU Regional Center campuses. Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Social Studies for elementary learners or a closely-related field. Doctoral degree must be completed no later than September 16, 2019. Minimum of three years of certificated public school elementary education teaching experience in the United States. Eligible for Washington State Teaching Certification or hold a valid teaching certificate. Demonstrated commitment to the Constructivist teaching philosophy and methodology. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching at K-8. Experience in preparing teachers in higher education. Demonstrated commitment to diversity. Must demonstrate a commitment to the diversity of a multi-cultural population, as well as work effectively in a team-based environment, seeking continuous improvement and adherence to the university philosophy. Strong communication, interpersonal and technological skills. Desirable Qualifications: Expertise in curriculum development and content integration. Experience in culturally responsive teaching and working with diverse learners. Experience with curriculum related to indigenous populations of Washington State. Experience supervising candidates during field experiences. Experience in developing relationships with partner school sites. Experience with co-teaching models.
Experience with Professional Development School model. Involvement in professional organizations related to K-8 Elementary Education. Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, applicants must apply on-line at (Job ID 2602). Complete applications will include: A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, desirable) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity; Curriculum vitae, Teaching philosophy statement; The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references; and Unofficial transcripts. Screening Date: Screening will begin January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. ABOUT CWU: Central Washington University is a four-year institution of higher education that has a 127-year history of preparing teachers. CWU is a regional comprehensive university that began as a Normal School that now offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in more than 150 academic programs. CWU is located in the heart of Washington State, Ellensburg, which is approximately 100 miles and under 2 hours away from the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area. CWU is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. CWU maintains a statewide presence with multiple regional centers throughout the state. The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a charming college town of over 17,000, which enjoys one of the finest living environments of the Pacific Northwest. Tourists from all over the country travel here to go fly fishing in the Yakima River and to ski, hike, bike, and camp in the beautiful Mt. Stuart Range. Offering bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 135 majors, the university enrolls approximately 12,000 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 19:1. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU has enrolled 33% minorities and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. Excellence in teaching is the core of the university's mission, and faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. Further information about the university is available at www.cwu.edu. For more information about the community in Ellensburg, visit CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer. For accommodation e-mail ...@cwu.edu YourMembership. Category: Education, Keywords: Elementary Education - Assistant Professor Associated topics: english, journalism, learning technology, m. div, master of theology, music, pedagogy, spanish, theology, thm
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