Assistant Professor of Education
Colorado State University-Pueblo, Faculty of Education
United States

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Teacher Education Program (TEP) has a primary mission of preparing teachers of quality and distinction. Preparing teachers is a campus-wide responsibility, with faculty and administrators involved in support of the program's mission. the joint efforts of students, faculty and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary and higher education. the Department of Teacher Education is part of the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and offers undergraduate teaching programs in art, elementary education, English, math, music, physical education, science, social studies, and Spanish and graduate programs in art education, early learning education, foreign language education, health and physical education, instructional technology, linguistically diverse education, music education, space studies education, and special education. Teacher Education reflects the mission of the university by emphasizing the integration of technology across the curriculum and a commitment to excellence in in serving a diverse student population. The programs conceptual framework, Building and Bridging Communities of Learners, has led to the development of a network of partner schools and outreach activities to regional school districts, as well as strong co-curricular activities for students and a co-teaching model of student teaching. The Assistant Professor will have the opportunity to become a member of a growing, vital program in teacher education. All programs in teacher education are accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (CAEP). 

The person selected for this position will teach education courses with strong field experience components, supervise student teachers, advise students, participate in peer-reviewed scholarly activity, collaborate with PK - 12 and university faculty in development of a standards and performance based teacher education program, and provide service to the community. Although specific teaching responsibilities would be commensurate with candidate's qualifications, the Assistant Professor would be responsible for the department's program that prepares teachers to work with special education students. Position is nine months with summer teaching additional. The special education programs are undergraduate/graduate programs with required courses offered in the summer. The successful candidate will also be a generalist, able to teach other courses in education/teacher preparation. 

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

**All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU-Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.** 

Primary Duties

  • Teach courses in Teacher Education, including courses in special education and other courses in the undergraduate and graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Supervise student teachers and practicum students
  • Advise students
  • Participate in peer-reviewed scholarly activity (publications, grants, etc.)
  • Collaborate with faculty in assessment, recruitment, and retention activities of the program
  • Service to the college, university, and community

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Minimum Qualifications

  • "ABD" in area, with the expectation of completing a doctoral degree within a year of hire
  • Educational training related to education for K-12 special education generalist
  • Hold or be eligible for a teaching license in K-12 area
  • K-12 teaching experience
  • Evidence of scholarly activity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D)
  • Educational training in one or more of the following areas: curriculum and instruction, literacy education
  • K-12 and higher education teaching experiences in special education and other domains of education
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly activity

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY 

CSU-Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the Front Range of south-central Colorado, is located in Pueblo, approximately 100 miles south of Denver in one of the more culturally dynamic regions of the country. Pueblo is proud of its ethnically and culturally diverse populations of over 100,000 people. The university is dedicated to having a multi-cultural campus and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The University enrolls more than 4,000 students in twenty-eight undergraduate programs with approximately 500 full-time faculty and staff. The University is committed to diversity, and has made educational equity for students one of its highest priorities. With the endorsement of campus, community, system and government constituencies, the University has enthusiastically embarked on a strategic plan to enhance admissions standards, increase program offerings, and improve academic services, including the teacher/learning process. The Pueblo community offers a major arts center, several golf courses, Lake Pueblo - a large reservoir for sailing and boating - a 20.5 mile long nature trail for hikers and cyclists. The city is within a short drive of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, allowing for hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, camping, and skiing. 

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references including contact information. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with exception to their personal contact or demographic information. 

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Colorado State University - Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions, depending on the job duties, may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check. 

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate. 

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. 

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at:http://www.csupueblo.edu/CampusSafety/.


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