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Assistant Professor - IECE/SPED

Assistant Professor - IECE/SPED - 31934 Faculty

Description
Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

Nature of Work:

The Assistant Professor has in-depth knowledge in education with a specialization in inclusive early childhood education, early childhood special education, and/or early childhood leadership. The typical time allocation for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Education is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The teaching load for this position is typically five classes per academic year, some of which may be online, hybrid, or face to face, with the potential for additional teaching opportunities during the summer. Additionally, the faculty member will develop and refine effective teaching and assessment practices; advise students; contribute to the college reauthorization or accreditation initiatives; and participate in appropriate state, regional, and national meetings to represent UCCS.



The faculty member would be responsible for teaching, research, and service/leadership per the COE Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Guidelines. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities will be in the Inclusive Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts, Inclusive Early Childhood Leadership Bachelor of Innovation™, and/or Inclusive Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate programs. In research, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department through publications and the pursuit of grants and other external sponsored program activities. Service and leadership responsibilities will be to the profession and scholarly discipline

and will begin at the Department and College and over time expand to the University and System.



To learn more, visit: Department of Teaching and Learning

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here: https://hr.uccs.edu/work-at-uccs.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number nine Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2023, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page: https://www.visitcos.com/.

Work Location: This position is intended to be in person, on campus. Hybrid opportunities available as coordinated with the department chair.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $65,000-$68,000 per academic year.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

    Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee

    Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

    Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%

    Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent

    Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

    Faculty Housing Assistance Program (link: https://www.cu.edu/treasurer/housing-assistance-programs)

Tentative Search Timeline:
    Priority will be given to applications submitted by 11:59 PM on January 14, 2024. However, this posting will remain open until filled. The potential dates for initial interviews with the search committee will be the week of January 28, 2024. The potential dates for in-person, on campus, interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be mid to late February 2024. T The potential employee start date is August 19, 2024.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.


Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
    Earned doctorate in early childhood education or a related field (e.g., early childhood special education, child development, curriculum and instruction, special education, child and family studies, early childhood leadership) from a regionally accredited higher education institution At least three years of experience as a classroom teacher or interventionist serving children birth-8 years
Preferred requirements:
    At least two years of experience with distance education and technology-enhanced education At least one year of experience integrating practices centered around equity and social justice, trauma and resilience, and inclusive education
Candidates from underrepresented or historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirement. The employee must occasionally lift/move or have the tools to move up to 10 pounds.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants: · Applications submitted by 11:59 PM, January 14, 2024, will receive full consideration. · Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers (Job # 31934). · Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire. Sponsorship will not be available for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting (1) Letter of interest that clearly describes how the candidate meets minimum qualifications (2) A current CV. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) (3) Unofficial transcripts (4) Statement of Research Philosophy (5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document, and name each, in order for the search committee members to see your materials clearly.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40041 - COE-Teaching & Learning

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 5, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Lissanna Follari Posting Contact Email: lfollari@uccs.edu Position Number: 00460707





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