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Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Education STEM and Innovation (Grades K-6)

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Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Education STEM and Innovation (Grades K-6)
Rank Assistant or Associate
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at The University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time, Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary STEM and Innovation (Grades K-6) position. Candidates should have experience with teacher education, collaborating with P-12 partners in the field and clinical experiences, as well as experience or willingness to engage teacher candidates in scholarship, research or creative work.


The primary responsibilities will include: 18 semester hours of teaching per academic year, culturally responsive teaching in area of expertise, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses both on campus an on-line and contribute to program development and assessment. Candidates should show a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative, University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) curriculum.

The successful candidate will collaborate with local school districts and agencies serving culturally and economically diverse children, and demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain a clear record of scholarship with an ongoing research agenda. There will also be College and University service obligations that include student recruitment, academic advising and contributions to the growth of the Education Department’s teacher preparation programs.

Required Qualifications

The requirements for this position include: a doctorate or equivalent terminal academic degree from an accredited university in education or related field; candidates who are ABD with an expected date of completion will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Additional requirements are three years experience teaching in an inclusive Elementary Classroom or Related STEM instructional position and experience supervising field work and/or clinical experiences.

In order to address the responsibilities of this position a candidate will have expertise in elementary teaching, mathematical instructional methods and STEM curriculum with abilities to engage in inquiry based learning and involve elementary age students in evidence based instructional practices. Preferred qualifications include: experience with program development in STEM and innovative practice including collaboration with the arts. The ideal candidate will also have exemplary college teaching experience and experience integrating instructional technology across disciplines and will share the Education faculty’s commitment to innovative, socially and culturally responsive teaching.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in higher education, CAEP accreditation and other leadership roles in elementary or higher education.

Preferred Qualifications
Diversity Statement

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect and inspire the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. As part of our commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, the Department of Education maintains the central, strong belief that we benefit from a diversity of perspectives in our community, recognizing that we are a stronger institution when our faculty and students are diverse in terms of life experiences, perspectives, and approaches. We are committed to increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are especially encouraged to apply.

University Information

The University of Hartford offers personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to, a pluralistic complex world. Our new five-year strategic plan was approved in May 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff.

College Information

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 27 undergraduate to doctoral programs and certificates united by a common goal, to achieve “excellence through relevance.” Known for partnership work in urban Hartford, as well as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya and Rwanda, the college emphasizes activities that help “translate theory into best practice, and back.” Signature annual events bring students, faculty members, and community partners together to network and showcase scholarly works. ENHP embraces diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professional to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society. Its innovative Institute for Translational Research supports collaboration initiatives through seed funds and a comprehensive grants infrastructure.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F024P
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Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation