Rhode Island College — Assistant Professor, Elementary Education (Early Childhood)

The Early Childhood Education program, housed within the Elementary Education Department at Rhode Island College, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its teaching faculty to better reflect the College’s student body; as well as, the educational settings and community partnerships foundational to our work.

The Department values candidates who have experience working in under-resourced districts, with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to contributing to the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students.

The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) annually enrolls 1,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, including over 20 teacher preparation programs. As a leading regional public college, RIC is valued for accessible, affordable, high-impact programs and educational practices that prepare Rhode Island’s diverse population. We are known for our work reaching students from all walks of life, including first generation college students, students with disabilities, veterans, and minority groups. Of note, with more than 25% of Rhode Island College students self-identifying as Latinx or Hispanic, RIC recently received federal recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS).

Since its founding in 1854, Rhode Island College (RIC) has been delivering a low-cost, high-quality education in innovative ways. As Rhode Island’s first institution of public higher education, RIC has grown from its origins in teacher preparation to becoming a leading regional comprehensive college.

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education
  • A strong record of undergraduate teaching and practicum in Infant-Toddler/Early Childhood/PreK-2 settings.
  • Experience teaching and mentoring diverse student populations
  • A record of building effective collaborative in research and teaching with school districts, community programs, and other stakeholders to develop initiatives to support young children and their families.
    Ability to manage staff/course scheduling and other program administrative duties.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching or mentoring diverse student populations, including research related to the first-generation college experience, high-quality multicultural or neurodiversity educational settings, and a record demonstrating the pursuit of diversity and inclusive excellence in early childhood education.
  • We also seek a candidate who can directly support multilingual students; and who has a record of program management, including developing and sustaining practicum/internship relationships, and identifying and building instructional leadership

Application deadline: Open until filled

Proposed starting salary: $61,779

Apply Now: https://employment.ric.edu/postings/5828

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