Assistant Professor of Elementary Teacher Education

Champlain College
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Location: Chittenden County,
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Assistant Professor of Elementary Teacher Education

Job Description:

The candidate will join the Champlain College Community with its focus on teaching excellence, experiential learning opportunities, and preparing graduates to be leaders in their professions. Champlain College strives to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to do their best work. The Champlain Community is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in our work environment, across the curriculum and in our teaching. We are focused on equity and promote anti-racist practices to support all students. We seek a candidate that will contribute to this vision as well as prepare the next generation of educators to be agents of change in the education system to reflect these values.

We are seeking a practitioner/scholar K-6 Elementary Education Specialist to join the Education Program in the Division of Education and Human Studies at Champlain College. This faculty member will be an integral part of a growing Teacher Education Program that has a reputation for its many in-depth field experience opportunities and its commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion. In addition, the Education Program excels at developing students’ skills and habits of mind to become educational leaders while supporting preservice teachers to meet initial teacher licensure requirements. We are seeking a colleague who demonstrates a personal and professional dedication to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in higher education and at the elementary level. We seek a faculty member committed to service to the college and larger local, professional, and global communities. As we strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution, we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Advocate for excellent and equitable educational practices throughout Vermont’s rural and urban settings with a commitment to progressive, anti-racist education for all learners.
  • Create, develop, and teach undergraduate primary and upper elementary grades curriculum and methods courses with a primary focus on literacy instruction across all grade levels.
  • Place and supervise students in local schools and agencies related to course internships and student teaching. Chittenden County (home to the Burlington Vermont metro area) is a highly diverse community welcoming families from all over the globe. Area schools serve a diverse population, and more than 900 students in the Burlington School District come from homes where English is not the primary language.
  • Advise Education majors supporting student belonging, success and retention including BIPOC, Pell-Eligible, and First-Generation college students.
  • Participate in state-wide accreditation and evaluation processes especially using Vermont’s unique licensure portfolio development.
  • Create and participate in innovative service activities to support student, faculty, and college-wide initiatives.
  • Engage in professional development activities that foster growth as an educator, practitioner, scholar, and member of the Champlain and broader community.
  • Support a dynamic student experience with play, artistry, creativity, and collaboration.





  • Doctorate in Elementary Education or closely related field or Master’s degree in combination with relevant experience.
  • Experience in working with diverse student populations and demonstration of past and current involvement in promoting equity, inclusion, diversity, and belonging.
  • Expertise and concentration in K-6 Elementary Language Arts and Literacy the ability to effectively teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate level, including those specifically focused on literacy instruction and the science of reading.
  • Three years teaching experience or equivalent at the K-6 grade level.
  • Hold a current Vermont Teaching License or has the ability to obtain the Vermont Teaching License within the Elementary Education K-6 Endorsement.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of K-6 school culture.
  • Experience supervising and evaluating students and/or student teachers.
  • Experience creating and maintaining partnerships with local schools.
  • Familiarity with licensure and accreditation processes.

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.


Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.


Application Instructions:

Applications must be completed by December 2, 2022. Application materials must include CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Diversity in Action (Please include both your philosophy statement focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and also examples of DEIB in action in the K-6 and/or college settings.)


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Champlain College fosters a welcoming environment for our community of students, faculty, and staff. We proactively build bridges to create a culture of diversity, equity, integrity, and mutual respect for all, taking care to include historically marginalized groups. We work cooperatively to create an increasingly inclusive culture.
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$57,000 and up commensurate with experience.