Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, P-5 Education

Cleveland State University   Cleveland, OH   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 26, 2022
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Cleveland State University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, P-5 Education

The Department of Teacher Education at Cleveland State University is searching for active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in P-5 education, advise students, supervise related clinical and field experiences for pre-service candidates, participate in college, department and program meetings. This is a one-year appointment. The position is renewable upon successful performance. The P-5 Teacher Education Program at CSU is a substantially field-based teacher education program that seeks to translate theory into practice and provide continuity of students’ learning from classroom learning to field practices.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree or related field; and
  • Minimum of ten years of successful teaching experience in grades P-5, or equivalent.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior university teaching experience in planning teacher education curriculum;
  • Experience in teaching P-5 courses (especially teaching methods, integrated curriculum); Knowledge of and experience implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP);
  • Working knowledge of early childhood assessment; experience supervising pre-service teacher candidates;
  • Experience collaborating with trans-disciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrated experience with racially, socio-economically, and/or linguistically diverse urban educational settings;
  • Ability to use technology meaningfully as a teaching/learning tool; and
  • Ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at

Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Cover Letter including an explanation of your experience serving students from diverse communities and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts showing your highest earned degree
  • Statement of philosophy regarding effective Early Childhood Education (P-5)
  • Teaching philosophy for teaching university courses
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations, teaching artifacts, etc.)
  • Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community.

Review of applications will begin June 16, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. 

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Karl Wheatley, Chair of Search Committee at

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) by July 1, 2022, and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.