Assistant Professor in Elementary Education

  • University of Minnesota Morris
  • University of Minnesota, Morris, East 4th Street, Morris, MN, USA
  • Nov 16, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

The University of Minnesota Morris seeks an assistant professor in Elementary Education, full-time, 9 month term position with potential for renewal, specializing in mathematics. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Master’s degree (see below). Preferred candidates will have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field (ABD candidates will be considered). Additionally, candidates must have at least 3 years of teaching experience in the elementary grades in the area(s) of specialty.  Candidates should be licensed or have been licensed in one or more of the core elementary content areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in appropriate field
  • At least 3 years teaching experience in elementary grades
  • Ability to teach Elementary Education K-6 mathematics methods course
  • Current or past licensure in Elementary Education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (or ABD) in appropriate field
  • Additional areas of specialty such as science or preprimary education
  • Extensive teaching experience in elementary grades
  • Evidence of successful instruction of diverse learners
  • Experience as a teaching mentor or supervisor
  • Experience teaching college students/teacher candidates


Responsibilities include teaching a variety of Elementary Education courses, including methods courses, in the K-6 Elementary Education teacher preparation program and providing clinical supervision in the field. Other responsibilities will depend upon the successful applicant’s specialization and may include teaching courses in Education, Secondary Education or the Division of Science and Mathematics. The successful candidate must be committed to the programmatic development of a small, rigorous, cohort-based elementary education program. Service/outreach to teacher education is essential; service to the university and community is desirable.

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: The University of Minnesota Morris offers a comprehensive comprehensive benefit programFor more information regarding benefits for Faculty and P & A, see: 

To apply for this position go to: enter job ID #338220 in the search job box.  Applications must be submitted online.  To be assured of full consideration in the selection process, complete application materials must be submitted by January 8, 2021.  The position will, however, remain open until filled.  Please submit the following documents online: a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that addresses your interest in a position in a collaborative, cohort-based elementary education program at a small, liberal arts campus; two recent letters of reference, contact information for two additional references, and a statement of philosophy of teaching.  If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Sharon Severance at