Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education-Assistant

Crookston, Minnesota
Feb 28, 2018
Job Type
Full Time


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctorate degree or ABD status in Elementary Education; minimum of 3 years elementary classroom teaching; must have previously earned or currently holds an elementary teaching license; must have demonstrated a record of effective teaching practices, and the ability to demonstrate culturally responsive teaching; must possess the ability to establish and conduct research and to implement an experiential educational methodology within the scope of the land grant mission.   Final job offer is contingent upon a complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree in Elementary Education and cognate area in Early Childhood Education; minimum of one year early childhood classroom teaching, experience in teaching undergraduates; experience in research; experience in advising undergraduates; knowledge and/or experience with edTPA; working knowledge of teacher education standards as defined by a state in the United States.

About the Job

POSITION: Full-time, nine-month tenure track position in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education in the Liberal Arts and Education Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 13, 2018.  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching, research, service and to model high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Teacher Education unit.  Will be expected to teach courses in elementary and early childhood education; education foundations; other courses may include topics of culturally responsive teaching, methods in math, science and social studies, supervision of student teachers, and potentially other education courses based upon expertise.  The faculty member is expected to establish his/her own research agenda. Service is also required in accordance with tenure track criteria. The faculty member is expected to help further develop the program including meeting MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) expectations; advise students; participate in recruitment, assessment, and retention efforts; and maintain or expand school partnerships.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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