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Assistant Professor of Education

University of Arkansas System
Dawson, Nebraska, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty.

For more than 140 years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has worked to create an environment that inculcates learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students - a chance to advance.

The 15:1 student to teacher ratio makes it possible to maintain a learning environment with close interaction between students and faculty while challenging curricula encourage our students to seek and fulfill their potential.

You can excel in your chosen field of study through a curriculum of Certificate and Associates degree programs, more than thirty Undergraduate programs, Master's degree programs and a Doctorate program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. You can also develop workplace readiness through internships, co-ops and fellowships in the U.S. and abroad.

Out-of-class experiences and student involvement include more than 90 student organizations, an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Band, Concert Bands, Wind Symphony, nationally recognized debate team, award-winning theater department and accomplished athletic program.

Though the main campus is in Pine Bluff, its reach is worldwide. UAPB has an extended campus in North Little Rock and offers as well as online courses. With the addition of the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), students can engage in information exchange with others anywhere in the world. There are also Research and Extension offices in Lonoke, Newport and Lake Village and collaborations with other colleges and universities in the State through the National Science Foundation funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy.

As the second oldest land-grant institution in the state of Arkansas, the mission of this No Excuse University remains the same - to provide a high quality, affordable education with a personal touch. We invite you to Become a Part of the Pride at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Curriculum and Instruction

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Summary of Job Duties:
The School of Education invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The candidate is responsible for preparing teacher candidates to teach in P-6 schools within their specialist subject area(s) while working with faculty and staff to coordinate and maintain an assessment system that provides performance-based evidence of student outcomes to ensure continuing accreditation by the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and CAEP Standards. Candidates should have an earned doctorate degree in Education or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. It is highly preferred that the candidate has specific areas of expertise in teaching the Science of Reading, special education, and school leadership and be knowledgeable of the effectiveness in teaching online and blended courses; facilitating faculty collaboration and partnerships with the school district(s); successful teaching (minimum three years) at the college level. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy
  • Doctoral degree in education or related field (the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment - August, 2023)
  • Three years or more of successful college teaching (Preferred)
  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in K-12 schools.
  • Certification or eligible for certification in elementary education and/or special education
  • Skills and training to teach the Science of Reading
  • Knowledge, skills, and disposition to prepare teacher candidates to teach in grades K-6
  • Teach professional education core courses that prepare teacher candidates in the elementary, middle-level, and secondary education programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, school partners, and the community to address the learning needs of all students and the teacher education program
  • Knowledge of curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • High degree of proficiency and experience in teaching online or hybrid courses
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate-level students
  • Experience working with undergraduate and graduate-level students and state-mandated policies related to program standards, Praxis exams, and the assessment of student performance
  • Conduct and publish research focusing on issues and trends in education
  • Experience coordinating and chairing education organizations
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and the community to address the learning needs of all students and the teacher education program
  • Ability to perform other duties and services as needed in the department, college, and university

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Special Instructions to Applicants (Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application to be considered for this position):

Recruitment Contact Information:

Danielle Louther
Onboarding Manager

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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