Open Rank in Early Childhood Education University of Texas at El Paso, College of Education, Teacher Education United States

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Department: Teacher Education

Locations: El Paso, TX

Posted: Nov 10, '16

Type: Full-time

Ref. No.: 17-01b

About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls 23,922 students- about 80 percent of them Hispanic- and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.


THE COLLEGE: The department offers courses in the Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with various curricular strands (including early childhood education), and a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Culture. Much of the College's innovative work is supported by large grants from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation.The College offers a high level of technical support, generous start-up packages, and mentoring for new faculty.

Job Description:
Applications are invited for an open rank faculty position in Early Childhood Education in the College of Education. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role and teach in the Early Childhood Education Program. Additional teaching assignments will be based on candidate's experience and expertise. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including the following: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, including online instruction; (2) developing and/or continuing a sustained program of research and scholarship; (3) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (4) seeking external funding, and (5) advising students. Optional teaching during the summer is also available.

Required Qualifications: (1) Doctorate in early childhood education, or closely related field with evidence of major focus on early childhood education (birth-8); (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness in undergraduate/graduate level courses; (3) evidence of a sustainable program of scholarship, research, and grant writing; (4) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals as well as community partners.


Preferred Qualifications: (1) Three years of professional experience working with young children birth-8, families, and community; (2) demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or supervision in undergraduate/graduate early childhood teacher education courses with emphasis on inclusive practices and philosophies; (3) active participation in appropriate professional organizations; (4) knowledge of NAEYC and DEC recommended practices and guidelines; (5) English/Spanish bilingual.

Additional Information:
SALARY: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.


Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.


In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.


The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.


For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at 915-747-5662.

Application Instructions:
The appointment is anticipated in fall of 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applicants who are ABD may apply but the dissertation must be completed before the hire date. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, and complete contact information for at least three professional references.

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