Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Tenure Track)

  • St. Francis College
  • Brooklyn Heights, NY
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Tenure Track)

Department of Education

About St. Francis College:

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and serve one of the most diverse student populations in New York City and the country. St. Francis College has a 160-year history of serving New York City's low-income, working class and immigrant families, and a mosaic of diverse individuals, offering our students opportunity-the opportunity to pursue a college education that is accessible and affordable and to use their hard-earned degree and experience to build careers and achieve economic mobility. Today, St. Francis College's student body is one of the most diverse in New York City and the nation: 28% of students identify as Hispanic, 24% Black, and 26% White. Over 60% of students are female and 47% receive federal Pell grants. Candidates who are culturally competent and have the professional skills, experience and desire to engage with a collaborative and diverse college and community, are particularly sought after for employment with the College. To learn more about St. Francis College and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit us at

Position Summary: St. Francis College is seeking a highly motivated professor-scholar who will work with a diverse faculty and student body to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Other primary responsibilities of the teaching appointment include, but are not limited to: collaborating with colleagues on new program development; engaging in partnerships with local stakeholders to advance educator preparation and the education system; involvement in student recruitment and retention efforts; supervision of student teachers in practicum and clinical internship settings; involvement in ongoing accreditation initiatives; establishing a professional growth plan to maintain vitality and currency in the field of education, and; other curricular joint ventures that serve the department and the College at large. The normal teaching load per academic year is twelve credits in each Fall and Spring semester. Commensurate with a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research, mentor students, and participate in College-wide and departmental service.

Anticipated Start Date: Fall Semester 2021

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in an Education-related content area from an accredited university or college
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level 
  • Successful K-12 school-based teaching experience 
  • New York State endorsement/licensure 
  • Experience in the use of instructional technologies to extend learning 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Word processing, Excel, Google Drive, Canvas LMS or similar learning management systems 
  • Experience with various instructional modalities including hybrid, synchronous, and asynchronous online instruction 
  • Ability to conduct research and publish results of scholarly activities
  • Experience in measurement, evaluation, and assessment of learning 
  • Effective communications skills and excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated with a creative spirit
  • Culturally sensitive and caring with a deep understanding and appreciation of an inclusive college community and the Franciscan traditions of St. Francis College.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student and staff population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students pursuing certification for Early Childhood and Elementary Education 
  • Strong content preparation, knowledge of New York State Learning Standards, and integration of instructional technologies across the curriculum 
  • Understanding of evaluation mechanisms and quality assurance systems for continuing teacher education accreditation 
  • Background in instruction of second language acquisition or exceptional learners
  • Comfort with curricular innovations to advance program delivery

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