Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education with specialization in Literacy
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 13679
Department: IUPUI School of Education
The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI in Indianapolis is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education to contribute to our progressive, urban teacher education programs. The ideal candidate should have expertise with teaching and research strengths in early childhood education and literacy.
The School of Education at IUPUI is an urban-serving institution located in the heart of Indianapolis. Our School of Education has over 30 full time faculty, all of whom are actively engaged in teaching, scholarship of teaching, and research focused on urban education. Many of our faculty have scholarship interests that focus on social justice and anti-racist practices, partnerships with urban communities and schools, and critical perspectives in education. Faculty in our teacher education programs are committed to preparing teachers to enact transformative practices in urban schools, field-based experiences that support our teacher candidates, and diversifying the teacher workforce. For more information, visit our website at: www.education.iupui.edu.
As the state's premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.
Serve as Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Education Program. This role includes scheduling courses and instructors, coordinating student teaching placements, coordinating benchmark and accreditation assessments as well as leading ongoing program development, innovation, and evaluation.
Design and implement early childhood curriculum that ground pre-service teachers in deep understanding of critical social justice pedagogy, human development, social-emotional learning, and urban communities within strong field-based experiences.
Engage in research and grant-supported activity in early childhood education.
Collaborate with faculty in the Urban Teacher Education programs to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with local schools and early childhood centers.
Lead or assist in ongoing program development, innovation, and evaluation.
Provide service to department, university, community, and professional organizations.
Earned doctorate in Education or Child Development with emphasis in one or more of these areas: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Studies, or Urban/Multicultural Education. (ABD candidates will be considered.)
Record of research and grant activity related to early childhood education.
Curricular and instructional expertise in Culturally Relevant/Sustaining Pedagogy and other asset pedagogies.
Capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate early childhood education courses in teacher education programs.
Record of positive impact with youth in urban schools, universities, and/or communities.
Critical pedagogy and scholarship addressing issues of power, privilege and empowerment and the ways these issues affect children and communities.
A secondary area of expertise in literacy.
A minimum of three years of early childhood teaching experience (PK-3) in an urban setting.
Experience working with infants and toddlers, but also knowledge of children (birth to age five) in multiple contexts such as family child care, in home or center-based child care, Early Head Start/Head Start, and public school early childhood settings.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to urban issues.
Experience or interest in forming partnerships with urban schools to support prospective and practicing teachers in linguistically, culturally and economically diverse settings.
Experience or desire to work with diverse and/or underserved populations.
Strong methodological training in research and evidence of potential for an active research record.
Department Contact for Questions:
Direct questions about the position or program to Dr. Teresa Sosa, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals who require accommodations to participate in the application process should notify Ashley Clemons at firstname.lastname@example.org appropriate advance notice. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and welcome applications from People of Color, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other underrepresented groups.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.