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Salisbury University
  • Position Number: 2510605
  • Location: Salisbury, MD
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood
Associate/Full Professor in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

The Seidel School of Education at Salisbury University welcomes applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Early and Elementary Education. This is a tenured position that has a 10-month contract with a stipend for the summer.

The successful applicant will be an early childhood or elementary education generalist (with an emphasis in integrated arts education or literacy preferred). This applicant will join a highly collaborative department that offers a Bachelor of Science in elementary education (grades 1-6) and early childhood education (Pre-K-grade 3), as well as a dual certification in elementary and early childhood education. The Department of Early and Elementary Education programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

The mission of the Department of Early and Elementary Education is "We honor children by empowering teacher candidates to engage in creative, caring, and compassionate pedagogies.?" We seek a candidate to join our faculty who will advance this mission. Members of our creative and talented faculty have earned recognition regionally, nationally, and internationally for their teaching, research, and scholarship. The Department of Early and Elementary Education stands firm in its belief and the advancement of social justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Our faculty are engaged in local Professional Development Schools, working closely with prospective candidates and interns. We have a collaborative, international program that provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to intern in New Zealand. The integration of new technologies for teaching, including the use of mobile devices, interactive boards, and Web-based learning, is a department priority among faculty. We invite you to apply to join our dynamic faculty team.

Primary Job Duties: We seek a candidate who will advance our mission by supporting faculty scholarship, teaching, and service; provide strategic leadership at all levels of the academic community; manage recruitment and program growth; and attract and mentor diverse faculty. Administrative expectations include leadership of the departmental faculty, staff, and students; coordination of the department's academic programs in alignment to state accreditation requirements and national accrediting organizations; departmental representation and advocacy; and management of the departmental budget.

Other responsibilities include: teaching in the Early Childhood and/or Elementary Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP); promoting innovation through the use of technology for academic achievement in early and elementary classrooms; dissemination of scholarship; participation in our Professional Development School partnerships; a commitment to university, professional, and/or community service; and demonstration of strong interpersonal skills necessary for working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in early childhood or elementary education or related field and a scholarly record appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure; experience teaching in F2F, hybrid, and online contexts; three years of teaching experience in PreK-8 classroom settings; experience with program assessment and/or accreditation; demonstrated record of continued and productive engagement with the professional community; and a commitment to implementing and advancing the values of inclusion and diversity across school levels.

Preferred Qualifications: Early childhood or elementary education teacher preparation experience. Demonstration of integrated technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Clinical field supervision experience. Demonstrated success recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented backgrounds. Positive record as a department administrator with effective team and consensus building experience.

Applications received by October 15, 2021, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2022. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcripts; 4) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Diallo Sessoms (

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 62 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925 as a Maryland State Normal School, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches, the Chesapeake Bay, and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and ‘best values' by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.

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