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Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Colorado Mesa University

Date Posted May 4, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
University Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO, United States
Department Teacher Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Teacher Education
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
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A comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus. As western Colorado's largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings.

Colorado Mesa University serves as the primary intellectual and cultural center of western Colorado and promotes the exchange of ideas that are of regional, national and international importance. Founded in 1925, it's a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.

At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they'll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.

The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and the best part you won't have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting. In addition to a mountain resort that's less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado's best kept secrets.

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Department: Teacher Education

Position No. F00046

Employment Type: Faculty

Salary: 48,000.00 - 51,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Provide three letters of recommendation:

Direct Inquiries Contact: Nick Bardo,, 970.248.1953

Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 5/5/2022.

Colorado Mesa University's Center for Teacher

Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teacher Education. The person in this position will teach both undergraduate and graduate course work in an educator preparation program. As part of the standard teaching load, two of the semester credit hours are allocated to coordinate programs.


include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teaching elementary and/or early childhood pedagogy courses.

Coordinate and supervise field-based experiences (some driving required).

Coordinate and recruit for undergraduate/graduate programs.

Maintain an active program of scholarship commensurate with a teacher-scholar model.

Perform student advising duties and service contributions.

Contribute professionally to the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Center for Teacher Education.

Summer teaching may be required.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising and service to the department and profession are expected.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Education Leadership, or a closely related field

(ABD with proof of anticipated completion by August 2022 will be considered.)
  • At least three years(full-time) of pre-k - 5th grade teaching within the last ten years.

  • STEM focus/experience
  • Special education background/experience
  • Post-Secondary teaching experience
  • Online instruction experience
  • Current teaching license
  • Recent scholarship activity
  • Experience working with edTPA.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.

Colorado Mesa University

Attn: Human Resources Office

1100 North Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501


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