Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Nov 18 2020 Job Description:
The Elementary Education Program at WKU is responsible for the overall leadership, administration, and operation of undergraduate and graduate programs in Elementary Education. Elementary Education faculty members work collaboratively to maintain the rigor of the programs and foster community engagement to provide students with opportunities to have an impact in their communities while they are students. The Elementary Education program (School of Teacher Education) in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track eligible Assistant or Associate Professor.
Teach courses in a variety of areas at the undergraduate/graduate level in Elementary Education, emphasis in Social Studies
Provide effective leadership and supervision of field experiences
Conduct research and scholarly activities
Work collaboratively with other faculty to develop and implement effective and appropriate programs and policies
Serve on university, college, and program committees
Demonstrate an active commitment to diversity within the Elementary Education program including faculty, staff, and students
Serve as faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate students
Support student engagement in community service learning activities
Utilizes alternative methods of delivery or web-based instruction or strong desire to gain experience with alternative methods of delivery
Potential for attracting external funding
Earned doctorate (and considered if graduating prior to start date) in Curriculum and Instruction or equivalent
Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research in Elementary Education
Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching, outreach, and service
Experience (at least 3 years) teaching in elementary schools
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