The Department of Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning (EDTL) at Central Washington University (CWU) seeks an Assistant Professor specializing in Elementary Education and Social Studies for start in fall 2020.
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 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. Faculty will integrate CWU’s commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students.
The Assistant Professor selected for this position will be a key partner in our 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. This individual will also have opportunities to coach and mentor teacher candidates in a variety of field experiences.
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.
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, 2020.
Minimum of three years of certificated K-8 education teaching experience in the United States or the US Territories.
Eligible for Washington State Teaching Certification or hold a valid teaching certificate.
Demonstrated commitment to the constructivist teaching philosophy.
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.
Research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
Experience incorporating multicultural perspectives into teaching for 21st century leadership.
Expertise in curriculum development and content integration at K-8.
Experience working in a diverse environment and/or utilizing a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success.
Demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion.
Experience in culturally responsive teaching and working with diverse learners.
Experience with curriculum related to indigenous populations of Washington State.
Experience supervising candidates in field experiences.
Experience in developing relationships with partner school sites.
Experience with co-teaching models.
Experience in Middle Level Education and Methods.
Involvement in professional organizations related to K-8 Elementary Education.
Screening Begins: January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.