The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks applicants for two full-time renewable term Instructors of Elementary Education, starting in January 2023. This position supports two programs: (1) One for nontraditional undergraduate students preparing to be teachers, and so includes synchronous distance/online instruction; and (2) our on-campus face-to-face undergraduate program. Teaching content responsibilities may include courses in instructional methods in content areas, literacy, elementary curriculum, and classroom environment and management for K-8 students, including students with mild-moderate disabilities in inclusive classrooms. In addition, this position will be expected to collaborate with their UNI team, assist with the supervision of field-based practicum experiences, and provide service to the department.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit www.uni.edu.
The successful candidate must hold a Master's degree in Elementary Education or related field. Required qualifications include at least three years of demonstrated experience in teaching in the K-6 age range; experience in working as a team member; experiences that maximize the strengths of all learners and integrates high leverage and developmentally appropriate practices; use evidence-based practices to support child development and learning, especially for Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color (BIYOC); experience working with adult learners; commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice through the preparation of preservice teachers; a demonstrated experience and expertise in elementary and inclusive education; and be able to engage in various teaching venues: on-campus classes, in schools, in field placements that provide practica supervision, or synchronously online for courses taught to students at a distance.
Applicants are sought with one or more of the following areas of expertise in Grades K - 8: Early Childhood Education and Special Education, Science/STEM Education; Social Studies Education; Integration of the Arts in Elementary Teaching; Elementary Curriculum; Elementary Classroom Environments and Management; English Language Learners; Early Literacy Development; Content Area Literacy (Reading, Writing, Viewing/Listening, Presenting); Special Education (mild-moderate); and Middle Level.
Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree in Elementary Education or related fields; experience working with adults in instructional coaching or professional development environments; successful experience teaching in a teacher preparation program; and knowledge of INTASC Standards for New Teachers.
Applications received by October 4, 2022 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Robin Dada at 319-273-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
A great place to work.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.
One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and possesses a distinctive mission of being the comprehensive state university for Iowa. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UNI in the top two among Midwest public universities.
The university’s attractive size, nearly 10,500 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus.
Experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, student teaching, international study programs, community service and cooperative education c...reate a classroom connection with real-world experience. A rigorous liberal arts curriculum equips students with a broad understanding and knowledge of how to apply and acquire new information throughout life.
Activities on campus are plentiful for both students and the community. The university offers a full calendar of fine and performing arts events offered by music and theatre students, many of which take place in the acoustically outstanding Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The GBPAC also hosts numerous national touring acts as part of its artist series. Panther athletics sponsors 17 varsity intercollegiate sports. Fans can see all UNI teams in action in the McLeod Center, UNI-Dome, West Gym and other campus complexes.
For more information, visit www.uni.edu.
A great place to live.
UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Downtown Cedar Falls was named one of the “30 Most Charming College Town Main Streets of 2019” by Best Value Schools. The metro community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 170,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. For more information about our community, visit the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Community webpage.
The University of Northern Iowa believes that our employees are our most valuable resource. We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the demands of each individual's life at work as well as at home. Employees are encouraged to participate in any or all of our benefit programs.
The University provides a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits package enables us to be highly competitive within the Cedar Valley—and within the state.
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