Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor Elementary Education - USU Salt Lake

    City Salt Lake City Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/10/2019 6:05 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
    School of Teacher Educ & Leadership
    Advertised Salary
    Salary commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    Utah State University's School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) offers a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We are looking for a creative, visionary, and energetic faculty member for our innovative program in elementary education. Responsibilities will include: teaching (including teaching broadcast, online, and/or face-to-face); scholarship; collaborative program coordination; management of clinical partnerships for field placements; supervising students in the field; and service to the university, community, and field. The role assignment is 70% teaching, 20% research, and 10% professional service (3-3 teaching load). Applicants should have teaching and scholarly interests in one of the following areas: elementary literacy/language arts, elementary science education, elementary mathematics education, or differentiation and assessment of learning. This position will be physically located at USU's Salt Lake City education center. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.


    1. Teach undergraduate courses in the elementary education program in language arts/literacy education, social studies education, science education, mathematics education, and/or differentiation and assessment.
    2. Teach graduate courses as appropriate for expertise.
    3. Recruit students into TEAL's teacher preparation programs, including collaboration with Salt Lake Community College.
    4. Engage in academic scholarship, including conducting/publishing research relevant to expertise.
    5. Serve on and chair graduate student committees.
    6. Provide professional service at local, state, and national levels.
    7. Travel to schools to supervise students in practicum experiences and student teaching.
    8. Serve as liaison to schools in the Salt Lake Valley.
    9. Work to serve a diverse student population at university and K-8 school levels with equity and justice.
    10. Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. Earned EdD or PhD by August, 2020, with emphasis in elementary language arts/literacy education, social studies education, science education, mathematics education, educational assessment or differentiation of learning.
    2. Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the K-8 level for a minimum of three years.
    3. Current or prior teaching certification/licensure at the K-8 level.
    4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in relationships with faculty, students, and staff.
    5. Successful candidate must be able to pass a full background check.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Experience with distance education delivery (e.g., online, broadcast, blended delivery).
    2. School or district-level leadership in elementary language arts/literacy education, science education, mathematics education, or assessment/differentiation of learning.
    3. Ability to write grant proposals to support teaching and scholarly work.
    4. Experience with student recruitment and/or collaborative program coordination.
    5. Experience supervising elementary student teachers and/or practicum students.
    6. A record of excellent teaching at the college/university level.
    7. Demonstrated successful experience serving diverse student populations at the university and K-8 levels.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) Current curriculum vita to be uploaded under Resume in the candidate profile

    2) Letter of application describing the applicant's qualifications for the position to be typed/pasted during your application under "Cover letter"

    3) Statement of teaching philosophy to be typed/pasted during your application under "Teaching philosophy"

    4) A sample of course evaluations resulting from teaching at the college/university level, if available (Can be uploaded in the candidate profile under the ‘Other Documents’ section)

    5) Contact information for five (5) professional references to be provided in the candidate profile.


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Salary commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    Department Highlights

    The School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) continues its tradition of land-grant outreach, delivering quality teacher education to preservice and inservice cohorts. TEAL offers an array of baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including a distance-delivered doctorate, within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. TEAL provides outreach programs within the University's Statewide Campuses system. As part of USU's mission to make its academic programs accessible statewide, this position will be housed in Salt Lake City (https://www.visitsaltlake.com/) with unique regional beauty and proximity to world class resorts, hiking and cultural events.


    College Highlights
    The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.



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