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  • Lecturer in Elementary Education (Non-Tenure Track, 2 Positions, F0052A1 & F1024A1)
    Educational Foundations & Leadership
    Old Dominion University

    The Department of Teaching & Learning in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies at Old Dominion University (ODU) invites applications for two full-time, Lecturer of Elementary Education with expertise in Literacy, Instructional Methods, and Classroom Management beginning July 25, 2023. The institution seeks candidates with expertise in teaching, learning, and teacher education with an interest in practical application.  While we invite applicants from all backgrounds to apply, we want to encourage under-represented candidates to apply who can add to the diversity and excellence at our institution.


    • Teach 12 hours per semester of elementary education courses at the undergraduate level;

    • Assist with student recruitment and retention;

    • Contribute to the refinement of the undergraduate elementary education program;

    • Initiate and sustain university-school partnerships with local pre-K-6 schools;

    • Mentor/advise students;

    • Provide supervision for students in clinical experiences;

    • Engage in departmental and programmatic service and leadership; and

    • Assist with departmental and program assessment, including continued national accreditation for CAEP.

    Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Successful candidates must have a minimum of three years of teaching experience in pre-K-6 schools and expertise in elementary education literacy, instructional methods, and classroom management.

    Minimum Qualifications - Education or Training

    Candidates are required to have a master’s degree or higher in elementary education or related field with at least 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in curriculum and instruction by June 2023.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Evidence of quality higher education teaching;

    • Experience working with urban high poverty and Title One schools;

    • Experience with creation and implementation of online learning;

    • Experience with marketing and student recruitment;

    • Experience with student teacher/practica supervision;

    • Experience with school-university partnerships;

    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and school-based personnel;

    • Experience in teaching blended or online classes as well as face-to-face classes;

    • Commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment;

    • Experience or knowledge of CAEP or related accrediting bodies; and

    • Earned doctorate. For applicants with a doctoral degree, teaching graduate coursework is possible.

    The Department of Teaching & Learning

    The Department of Teaching and Learning offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree in both Early Childhood and Elementary, the Master of Science in Education degree in Secondary Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree with concentrations in Early Childhood, Literacy, Language and Culture, and Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, the Department offers programs for licensed teachers in Elementary, Secondary, and Reading.  The mission of the Department is to prepare students who are innovative and creative educators who make a difference for diverse learners, from birth through adulthood, in schools and communities, both local and global.

    The Darden College

    The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service.  The College has active research and service partnerships with regional, national and international businesses, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, non-profit agencies, schools and military bases. The mission of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is to prepare distinguished professionals who become leaders in their fields.

    Old Dominion University

    Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 23,494, including approximately 5,000 graduate students, and a full-time equivalent faculty of over 720 of which 40% are female. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through its leadership preparation programs, research, service, and community engagement.

    The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and at Distant Learning sites across the state and across the nation. The University offers joint programs with Eastern Virginia Medical School and is home to several nationally recognized Research Institutes and Centers of Excellence, including: the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics; the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; The Center for Educational Partnerships; and the Center for Accelerator Science collaboration with the Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The main campus is only a 40-minute drive from Virginia Beach and the Atlantic Coast.

    How to Apply

    Complete the online application ( and upload the following for a complete application: a cover letter/letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; and names and contact information for three professional references. Interested applicants may contact the Search Committee Chair, Jody Sommerfeldt ( for further information. Application review will begin February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


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