Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 54474
The Department of Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is seeking a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Early Childhood Inclusive Education (i.e., regular and special education) to begin in the Fall of 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level with content in early childhood education, early intervention/early childhood special education, and/or early childhood inclusive education. Courses include face-to-face and online delivery formats. We also seek a candidate who is knowledgeable in culturally responsive teaching and in working with diverse student populations. Candidates should also be able to supervise field experience and practicum placements, effectively advise students, and pursue research and scholarly activities. Research and scholarship include conducting research relevant to one’s area, publishing in relevant peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at professional conferences in the candidate’s field of expertise. The successful candidate will also provide significant, ongoing service to the department/ college/ university. Copy and paste link to browser to access job posting https://unk.peopleadmin.com/postings/4841.
Required Qualifications: Must have an earned doctorate in education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and/or Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education. Qualified candidates with an ABD status will be considered with completion by the time of hire. Must hold, or have held, a valid teaching license/certificate and have a minimum of two years of successful teaching in early childhood education, early intervention, early childhood special education or inclusive education. Must have demonstrated experience with assessment, curriculum, and instruction of young children. Must provide evidence of scholarly productivity.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include experience/expertise in multiple aspects of early childhood inclusive education with preference given to those with a background working with a range of students with or without disabilities and their families as well as across age groups (i.e., infant-toddler, preschool, or grades K-3). Desirable candidates will also have demonstrated experiences and skills regarding field supervision, graduate-level teaching, face-to-face and online teaching, accreditation, evidence of distinguished teaching, scholarly publications, and /or external grant writing experience. Experience with and commitment to working with ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse populations from a variety of family systems and economic backgrounds.
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