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Position: Assistant Professor - Elementary Education Research and Scholarly Writing

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2HA – Department not found Full-time S00076

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Dean and the chair of the department of Elementary Education, the Assistant Professor - Elementary Education Research and Scholarly Writing will: teach graduate courses in Educational Research, Scholarly Writing, undergraduate courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Foundations of Education, and other courses as deemed appropriate; supervise student teachers, interns, and field work students;  provide service to the college and community; produce scholarly work; uphold professional and ethical standards.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach graduate courses in Educational Research, Scholarly Writing,  and undergraduate courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Foundations of Education, including other courses deemed necessary.
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives and student outcomes for each course taught.
  • Prepare all instructional materials (to include course syllabi, exams, readings, instructions, visual aids, and other materials) in electronic and paper formats.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current records concerning student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Effectively and accurately participate in the School of Education accreditation process.
  • Serve as chair or member of graduate committees, attend assigned meetings, maintain office hours, and uphold a student centered approach to education. 
  • Supervise student teachers, field work students, and interns.
  • Maintain currency and improve professionally in the content and pedagogy of courses taught; engage in scholarly activities and produce scholarly work.
  • Provide service to the University and community by developing positive relationships with colleagues and public school teachers and administrators. 
  • Uphold professional and ethical standards.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.




Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Provide own transportation to teaching and supervisory assignments.
  • Periodically will be assigned to teach at the Wasatch campus.


Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate in educational foundations with coursework in educational research, scholarly writing, quantitative reasoning, and curriculum and instruction; and two years of successful K-12 teaching experience and/or two years of successful college/university level teaching experience. Current teaching license preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in educational research, scholarly writing, foundations of American education, or curriculum and instruction. 
  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theory, methods, strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse group. 
  • Ability to apply multimedia hardware/software in classroom teaching.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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