Assistant Teaching Professor of Elementary Education

University of Rhode Island

Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor of Elementary Education

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications 

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2024. Applications received after February 1, 2024, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein College of Education invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Elementary Education. This is a full time, non-tenure-track position. It is a one-year appointment, to begin Fall 2024, with the expectation for yearly renewal. The position is covered under the URI/AAUP contract. The primary responsibilities include elementary education course and program coordination, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary education and related areas. There is also an expectation for University and College service, as well as service in educational leadership at the state, regional, and (inter)national levels. This position begins in Fall 2024.

Priorities for faculty in this position will include teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, supervising student teachers, and working with faculty to coordinate the elementary teacher education programs. Additional duties will include, but are not limited to: recruiting and advising graduate students; engaging in program development and accreditation activities; developing and maintaining collaborative and professional partnerships with local schools and districts; and serving on committees within the College and University.

The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their leadership, teaching, and/or service, will enhance the College and University’s commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and academic excellence.


  • Coordinate, implement, maintain, and lead the elementary teacher education program.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators across the college of education to establish mutually-beneficial and deep partnerships with PK-12 districts and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the recruitment of students to the undergraduate and graduate programs in elementary education.
  • Teach courses in the elementary teacher education major, and other education courses as appropriate.
  • Supervise elementary teacher education candidates in practicum classroom placements.
  • Engage in local, state, regional, and (inter)national professional service in elementary education.
  • Work with a diverse population and maintain the program’s particular focus on equity, social justice, culturally responsive teaching and leadership, curriculum and instruction, and evidence-based educational leadership and policy practices.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Serve on college and university committees.


Perform other duties as required.


Personal computers, printer, word processing, database management and spreadsheet software.



1. MA or M.Ed. in elementary education or related field in education.

2. Record of successful teaching experience in PK-12 public or public charter schools (*please elaborate on this in your cover letter).

3. Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in educational contexts.

4. Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, equity, advocacy, and justice in educator preparation (*please elaborate on this in your cover letter).

5. Experience building collaborative partnerships and relationships with stakeholders in the school community, in the non-profit or business community and in teacher education programs in colleges/universities.

6. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

7. Demonstrated strong written communication skills.

8. Demonstrated experience using data and research-based practices to pursue equitable student outcomes.


1. PhD or EdD in elementary education and or related field in education.

2. Evidence of program development in PK-12 schools and/or higher education institutions.

3. Previous experience and/or evidence of success in developing and/or teaching elementary education/educator preparation curriculum.

4. Three or more years as a teacher in a PK-12 public or public charter school, preferably at the elementary level.

5. Experience teaching in a diverse range of school settings.

6. Experience in online teaching and learning.



Union AAUP – American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation 

Position is full-time academic year, non-tenure track, limited to 06/30/2026 with anticipated renewal.

Department COEDU Dean’s Office


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

Contact Email 

Campus Location Kingston

Grant Funded No

Extension Contingent on Funding Date 

Special Instructions to Applicants 

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter including a description of how your qualifications match the requirements for the position.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae should include the names and contact information for three professional references (as one complete pdf document).

(#3) Other Document – 500-word Statement of teacher education philosophy, including your approach to teaching in a diverse educational community.

Position Number 109078

Posting Number F00404

Posting Date 12/21/2023

Closing Date 

Open Until Filled Yes

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