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Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Position Number: 2109253
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood


Early Childhood Education Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)


Position Number: F00333
Salary for Announcement: The salary range for this position is $49,600 $67,400 at Assistant Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training. The above salary range represents the Universitys good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Employee Category: Faculty-CAT I
Department: Early Childhood Education

Position Summary:
The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach in the Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program. MSU Denver, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is located on a commuter campus in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have intention to activate principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver prepares people who will Teach, Lead, and Transform. MSU Denver's School of Education develops excellent teachers and educational leaders who engage in reflective practice and scholarly activity, and who are ethical decision makers and agents of social change. We provide an intellectually rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum that fosters pedagogical expertise, cultivates critical thinking, and promotes imagination.

We acknowledge the present and historical systems of oppression and marginalization that permeate all levels of society and believe these structures of power and privilege need to be deeply understood by all members of our SOE community. We are committed to actively dismantling these systems and barriers within our SOE.


Duties/Responsibilities:
The successful candidate must have the ability to perform the following:

Teach 12 semester hours of day and/or evening courses in undergraduate Early Childhood Education (birth to age 8) within the MSU Denver teacher preparation program, primarily focused on Early Literacy
Collaborate effectively with colleagues to develop, evaluate, and teach ECE courses
Effectively advise undergraduate students five scheduled hours per week
Demonstrate the experience and commitment to meet the educational needs of students from diverse student populations including traditional, first generation, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Latinx, adult, military, second career, second chance, concurrent high school/college students, and students with mental health, learning, or physical differences
Identify placements and supervise clinical experiences and/or student teachers
Develop positive reciprocal relationships with schools and agencies in the community, in order to actively support the success of effective early childhood teachers
Demonstrate commitment to teaching and advising, while maintaining a scholarly research agenda, professional development, and commitment to ongoing service to the School of Education, University, and professional community


Required Qualifications:
Doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Early Literacy Education, or related field, or ABD (all but dissertation) is required.


Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field. If in a related field, prior degree(s) in ECE.
Minimum of three years professional teaching experience birth-3rd beyond educational degree programs.
Demonstrated commitment to mentoring and supporting students from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds including traditional, first generation, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Latinx, adult, military, second career, second chance, concurrent high school/ college students, and students with mental health, learning, or physical differences.
Professional experience working with children, families, and communities in a variety of early childhood settings.
Deep understanding and experience teaching Early Literacy, Sociocultural Literacy, Science of Reading, & English Language Learners in Pk-3rd classrooms and/or at the college level.
Willingness to collaborate in partnerships with preschools, K-6 schools and early childhood agencies.
Demonstrated sensitivity to issues in the field of early childhood education.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues to develop, evaluate, and teach ECE courses that will actively support the success of effective early childhood teachers.


Posting Date: 10/16/2020
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Complete applications received by Dec. 1, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

In order to be considered as an applicant, you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. References

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.


To apply, visit https://www.msudenverjobs.com/postings/15116





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