Assistant Professor of Elementary Education - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Elementary Education - Tenure Track
Department 240210-Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Pay Rate Per Faculty Salary Model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998558
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998558.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If selected for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Screening of applications begins December 1, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.

The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Karen Loman, chair of the search committee, at

For information about the on-line application process, contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:
Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/03/2017
Closing Date 12/04/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at the University of Central Missouri is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in elementary education beginning August 2018. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate elementary courses, teaching elementary science content and methods courses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, working closely with pubic school partners as part of a clinical program, conducting research in elementary education, and providing service to the university and profession. Regular teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester and this may include supervising student interns.

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model. During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, excellent collaborative skills, an ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity, the ability to work productively with public schools, and competence in educational technology.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

1. Ph.D. or Ed.D in elementary education or a closely related field is preferred and must be completed prior to tenure and promotion.
2. Elementary teaching certification.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation, Class Management Software, Other - Learner Management System(Blackboard)

Minimum of 5 years of K-12 teaching in elementary or middle school science are required with preference given to candidates with middle school science certification.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Excellent collaborative skills; Competence in instructional technology.

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Vitae
  3. Certificate
Optional Documents