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Nov 6 / Donna Carroll

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Assistant Professor


Early Childhood Education

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Early Childhood Education beginning August 15, 2016.

SIUE is listed in the “Top Schools” category of Midwestern Masters Universities and was one of seventeen universities nationally recognized for its senior capstone integrative experience by U.S. News & World Report. SIUE is a premier metropolitan university serving the most populous region of downstate Illinois. The campus is located in the eastern metropolitan St. Louis area, 20 minutes from the St. Louis Arch and downtown. Over 500 faculty members and 13,000 students live, work or attend classes on a beautiful campus comprised of 2660 acres of rolling land and woods dotted with lakes. See for details about our institution.

Potential candidates will teach a variety of classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and advise and direct the work of undergraduate/graduate students. The development and maintenance of an active research agenda, service to the University community, and public service are expected. The department seeks to attract culturally and academically diverse candidates who are committed to a welcoming environment that serves all individuals.

Required qualifications include a Doctoral degree with a specialization in early childhood education, curriculum & instruction, or closely related field. Teaching responsibilities may include the following courses: educational assessment, designing learning environments, planning for differentiated instruction, Early elementary methods, and/or early childhood senior seminar. Additional required qualifications include a demonstrated potential for research and scholarship, three years of full-time teaching experience as the teacher of record at the early childhood level, and strong interpersonal communication skills. The department seeks to attract culturally and academically diverse candidates who are committed to a welcoming environment that serves all individuals. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply but must have completed doctoral degree by August 15, 2016.

Preference may be given to candidates who have experience working with families and young children in a variety of settings, working as a supervisor of teachers or teaching early literacy or primary methods classes

For optimal consideration, all application material must be received by 4:30 pm on December 1, 2015. The position will remain opened until filled. Submit (via email) a letter of application, vita, transcripts (unofficial temporarily acceptable), philosophy of education, and the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references to:

Julie LaTempt-Brazier

Additional questions may be directed to :Dr. Martha Latorre, Search Committee Chair

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SIUE is committed to diversity in order to achieve domestic and international peace, social justice, and the development of full human potential. Integral to this commitment, the School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior strives for a student body and a workforce that manifests diversity. Applicants who embody diversity of race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. SIUE is an AA/EO institution.