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Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor - Elementary Education
Utah Valley University

Date Posted May 10, 2022
Title Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor - Elementary Education
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Education
Application Deadline 06/06/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor - Elementary Education

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


Utah Valley University invites applications for an Elementary Education full-time tenure-track faculty position in Early Childhood Education. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of early childhood education principles and practices as well as current national professional standards and competencies. This individual will teach undergraduate courses related to early childhood education and potentially other courses as deemed appropriate and per their training and experience as well as manage the Early Childhood Education Certificate Program. The position begins August 1, 2022.
The UVU School of Education
prepares educators and clinicians to have a positive impact on children, families, and communities through meaningful innovation, engaged pedagogy, rigorous preparation, inclusion & diversity, and transformative collaborations. More information about Utah Valley University can be obtained at and the UVU School of Education at -

The UVU School of Education currently offers undergraduate degrees in teacher education, a minor in autism studies, graduate degrees in educational leadership, school counseling, applied behavior analysis, and graduate certificates and endorsements. These degrees help fill the growing demand for educator professionals across the state of Utah. UVU is a public university that offers highly competitive benefits, while being located near some of the premier outdoor activity areas in the country.
Duties will include:
  • Teach undergraduate teacher education courses (approximately 24 credits a year)
  • Conference with students regarding coursework, fieldwork, and academic endeavors
  • Improve professionally and maintain currency in the courses taught
  • Produce scholarly work and follows professional ethical standards
  • Provide service to the college and community UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate degree in a field closely related to the field of instruction (or ABD with dissertation defense scheduled - degree must be in hand by position start date)
  • At least two years of relevant K-12 teaching experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Current research, instructional theory, methods, strategies, assessments, innovations and techniques in pre-service teacher education including clinical programming and teacher performance assessment
  • Cultural competencies to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues
  • Content and skills required to teach relevant courses
  • Manage a productive teaching/learning environment
  • Support prospective education professionals in performance assessments
  • Provide timely and effective feedback
  • Work collaboratively with students, university and school colleagues, and community
  • Human relations skills including working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Work effectively in an environment that values exceptional care, exceptional accountability, and exceptional results
  • Utilize the university course management system
  • Create an inclusive and engaged student-centered environment
  • Communicate and relate positively with colleagues, students, and school personnel
  • Uphold professional and ethical teaching standards
  • Produce scholarly work
  • Engage with students and colleagues in critical professional issues and innovations
  • Serve on School of Education, university, and other professional committees

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of college/university teaching experience
  • Earned relevant professional license or credentials
  • Evidence of scholarly pursuits and potential

Physical Requirements:

Frequently standing, walking, and sitting. Frequent use of fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer. Consistently talking, hearing, and speaking.
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC30422

Open Date: 05/06/2022

Review Start Date: 06/06/2022

Close Date: 6/6/2022

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