Associate Professor of Elementary Education

  • Rowan University, Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education Department
  • Glassboro, NJ, USA
  • Nov 01, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description



Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education


Elementary Education Program

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified national doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. It offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs to 19,500 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the colleges of Communication & Creative Arts; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Science & Mathematics; the School of Health Professions; the School of Earth & Environment, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan is collaborating with regional leaders to create research and academic programs in health sciences. It has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education and developing public-private partnerships.

The College of Education, as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education is fully accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education offers a variety of opportunities for caring and dedicated undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students to pursue initial certification as inclusive education, early childhood or elementary education teachers as well as an endorsement in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (special education).  In addition, the department offers graduate programs that provide advanced study in curriculum and teaching, including the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership and the M.A. in Special Education programs.  The Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant program is also offered for students interested in pursuing post-master’s educational diagnostician certification.  The department is committed to fostering student growth as instructional leaders who have a developmental perspective, cooperative disposition, and reflective orientation and are committed to the principles of access, success, and equity for all learners. 



The College of Education is searching for a highly qualified and experienced associate professor with a strong background in science education to engage in collaborative equity-based research with faculty and initiate and support research projects for external funding. The candidate will teach methods courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary program (K-6). The successful candidate will participate in service initiatives, particularly program redevelopment and initiatives catered to a growing and diverse region. The successful candidate will have a research agenda and teaching philosophy that focuses on equity and social justice and is guided by a commitment to diversity, cultural responsiveness, and constructivism. A strong record of scholarship in an area of social justice & equity and leadership at the programmatic level is expected. This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the associate level.

Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Salary: Competitive

The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at:



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 


  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in teacher education, elementary education, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application;
  • Meets state licensure requirements for elementary education (K-6);
  • A minimum of 3 years of successful teaching in diverse elementary settings;
  • Demonstrates a record of excellence in higher education teaching, research, and service as well as a record of success in securing external funding to support scholarship;
  • Strong, explicit commitment to educational equity and social justice and experience working in diverse settings;
  • Strong understanding of various education systems such as public and private education centers, as well as public preschool and K-6 education programs
  • Demonstrates ability and effectiveness in communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills; 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to culturally responsive and differentiated instruction, as well as collaboration, collegiality, and respect for all people;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to working with multiple stakeholders, P-12 schools, community partners, and underrepresented groups of children; and
  • A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education that includes promoting change in schools through a lens of social justice.


 Additional Preferred Qualifications:


  • Background in Science or STEM (highly preferred),
  • Experience with higher education teaching in multiple formats, including online, hybrid, face-to-face, and supervision of teacher candidates;
  • Experience with program coordination or leadership or a willingness to lead at the program level;
  • Advocacy related to access, success, and equity issues in education;
  • Familiarity with program recognition and the accreditation standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and
  • Experience with multiple forms of assessment and the evaluation of practitioners, particularly Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and edTPA.

Application Details

Submit contents of application (pdf documents preferred)

  • Application cover letter addressing experiences related to higher education teaching, scholarship, and service,
  • A statement teaching philosophy and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (500 words max.),
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial for application), and
  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references (include name, title, institution/organization, email, and phone number) – NOTE: References will be contacted after invitation to on-campus visit is extended. Candidates will be notified in advance.

Application must include each of these documents at the time of submission.

Deadline to apply: Review of applications begins on November 12, 2021; open until filled.

Please direct questions to Mrs. Erica Watson Brown and Dr. Cori Brown, Search Committee Co-chairs at or

Rowan University values diversity, and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.  All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, (dis)ability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law.

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Application Deadline

Review of Applications begins November 12; open until filled