Assistant Professor of Early Elementary Education (Pre Kindergarten-Grade 4)
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Assistant Professor of Early Elementary Education (Pre Kindergarten-Grade 4)

Tenure Faculty Track


The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Early Elementary Education (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 4) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2017.

The requirements for this position include: an earned doctorate from an accredited university in education or related field; three years' experience teaching in an inclusive Early Elementary (PreK-4) Classroom; and experience supervising field work and/or clinical experiences.  Candidates must also be knowledgeable in national education, policies, and standards along with demonstrating an established record of scholarly work and active participation in professional organizations.  Preferred qualifications include: expertise in Early Elementary Education Grades Pre K-4 with a focus on teaching STEM; competency in project based learning; engagement of early elementary teacher candidates in high impact instructional practices; and experience in curriculum review and development including activities related to accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The chosen candidate’s primary responsibilities will include: culturally responsive teaching in areas of expertise; contributions to program development and assessment; active involvement in Department, College, and University committees, sustained scholarship, and service to academic, professional, and Hartford area communities. Teaching responsibilities include 18 semester hours per academic year, including teaching undergraduate education courses with opportunities to participate in our innovative interdisciplinary All University Curriculum and graduate level courses both on campus and on-line.  Teaching load may include supervising field and clinical experiences—a distinctive component of our education programs building competency in effectively working with children and families in inclusive Early Elementary Education settings.  Scholarship expectations include maintaining a well-developed and ongoing research agenda.  Service includes undergraduate and graduate student academic advising, College and University recruitment and events and contributions to the growth of the Education Department’s teacher preparation programs.

The Department of Education prepares candidates at the bachelors and masters level for teaching positions as well as at the doctoral level for roles in higher education. Teacher preparation programs lead to certification at the initial and/or advanced level in early childhood education, special education, elementary education and secondary education.

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) offers 27 undergraduate to doctoral programs and certificates united by a common goal, to achieve “excellence through relevance.” Known for its partnership work in urban Hartford, as well as internationally in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, and Rwanda, the college emphasizes activities that help “translate theory into best practice, and back.” Signature annual events bring together students, faculty members, and community partners to network and showcase scholarly works. ENHP embraces diversity, and its role in preparing students and future professionals to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural society. Its innovative Institute for Translational Research supports collaborative initiatives through seed funds and a comprehensive grants infrastructure. More can be found at

Our University community is wonderfully situated in New England, at the nexus of suburban and urban Hartford, only a two-hour drive from Boston and New York. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic and complex world. This includes interdisciplinary and innovative undergraduate University Curriculum courses. Our five-year strategic plan was approved in May of 2014 and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission can be seen at The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community that values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and representative publications and writings to Dr. Theresa Abodeeb-Gentile, Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Education, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117,, (860) 768-4553. Inquiries are encouraged. Please combine materials into a single PDF. Application reviews will begin December 8, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The candidate offered the position will be required to complete a background check prior to the start of employment.  More information about the College can be found at

The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/M/F/D/V.