Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Willamette University - Salem, OR

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Position Summary

The Graduate School of Education at Willamette University is seeking an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track faculty position in Elementary Education (Assistant Professor). This is a full-time, 10.5 month position starting August 2013.

Teach courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Education programs in face-to-face and distance learning formats including evenings and weekends; maintain an active agenda of research and scholarship related to the GSE mission; establish and maintain partnerships with local schools including involvement in clinically-based initiatives in teacher education; supervise clinical field placements; participate in program development and assessment; and provide service and leadership to the college, university, and profession.

Additional Information/About the Department
The Willamette University Graduate School of Education prepares educators to transform knowledge into action. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in vibrant partnerships with local schools. Programs informed by inquiry and collaboration support the development of educational leaders who advocate for all learners.

The Graduate School of Education offers the Master of Arts in Teaching in full-time (10 month) and extended (18 month) formats. Both models prepare candidates for an initial teaching license in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and/or secondary education. Additionally, the GSE offers a Master of Education degree; endorsements in ESOL , special education, reading, and administration; and a Writing program. GSE programs are based on a framework of professional inquiry and are designed around commitments to high quality professional knowledge, cultural competence, collaboration, and advocacy. The programs in the Graduate School of Education are NCATE accredited.

To learn more about the Graduate School of Education please visit

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Required Qualifications
An earned doctorate in education with evidence of significant study and expertise in elementary education; a record of three years of successful teaching at the PK-6 level; and evidence of an emerging line of scholarship. ABD will be considered, must have Ph.D. by the time position starts in August 2013.

Preferred Qualifications
Supervision of student teachers; experience in online or distance education; experience working with diverse learners particularly ELL and special education populations; expertise in assessment, instructional technology, content-area methods (math and/or science), and/or quantitative research methods.

Special Instructions
Thank you for considering an academic position within Willamette University (WU). Please note that you will need to create an account in order to apply, if this is your first time applying online with WU.

The following materials will need to be uploaded as part of your online application:

• Letter of application specifying qualifications for the position and including a teaching philosophy and research interests
• Curriculum Vitae
• One sample of scholarly writing
• Contact information for five references including at least one from a PK-12 setting as part of the online application.
• Unofficial transcripts (uploaded as one file, up to 9MB)

Please contact Kristen Iseri, . with any inquiries.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Position subject to budget approval.

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