The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position. We seek a candidate in the field of Early Childhood Education (preK-3rd grade) with visionary leadership to guide and lead the growth of our programs through excellence in the areas of teaching, service, and scholarship. Duties will include engaging in appropriate scholarly activities such as grants, presentations, research and publications in refereed journals, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, providing service to the university and the profession, working collaboratively with faculty and administrators to meet accreditation requirements, and developing university/school partnerships to enhance programs.
The UAB School of Education offers renowned educator preparation for candidates interested in pursuing a career as a highly qualified early childhood teacher. In addition to our prestigious educator preparation programs, Early Childhood faculty at UAB have a historically impressive presence at the state, national, and international levels for their understanding of technology and the young child, developmental reading, constructivist mathematics, and development of logico-mathematical knowledge, a pre-requisite for many complex mathematical concepts.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Earned Doctorate in Early Childhood or related field, or anticipated earned Doctorate in Early Childhood or related field by July 2020
Early Childhood credentialing (30+ hours of graduate credit)
Demonstrated potential for maintaining an active research and publication agenda
Three or more years of experience teaching in Early Childhood settings (preK-3rd grade)
Experience in two of the three NAEYC designated age ranges
Knowledge of edTPA
Experience supervising teacher candidates in the field
Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses cutting across multiple domains of early childhood
Experience working with diverse populations of young and adult learners, from both urban and rural settings, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse populations
Demonstrated potential for building community partnerships
Experience teaching both face-to-face and online
Knowledge of accreditation process
Experience with grant writing and/or management
Pre-Employment Background Check:
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
Internal Number: 6464
About University of Alabama Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.