Assistant Professor of Education - Fall 2013
Grand View University - Des Moines, IA

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GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN EDUCATION

POSITION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION (Two openings)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall Semester, 2013

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching and Learning, Effective Teaching, Educational Leadership, or other appropriate education-related field. Will consider ABD with firm completion date. Candidates must be able to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: Special Education, Middle School Methods, Diversity in Schools, Urban Education, and General or Content-area Methods such as English Language Arts, Science or Mathematics.

Successful candidates will have a solid record of at least four years of successful teaching experience at the elementary or secondary education level. Candidates must have a passion for teaching, mentoring, and supervising pre-service professionals. Candidates must be interested in building collaborative relationships with department and liberal arts colleagues, campus staff, local school and community partners, and other education professionals to sustain and improve a teacher education program with a strong commitment to preparing teacher candidates who are engaged to learn, equipped to teach, and empowered to lead.

Expertise in best practices (including theory, curriculum, instruction, and assessment) is required. Commitment to diversity and the preparation of teacher candidates to work successfully with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations is required.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should be highly motivated, self-directed individuals with a record of past success in (or have significant potential for) identifying opportunities and accepting responsibility for making contributions to the preparation of highly effective teachers for K-12 classrooms. Knowledge of INTASC standards, performance-based teacher preparation, and Iowa Core Curriculum is desired. Preference will be given to candidates with strong interpersonal skills (including strong written and oral communication skills), a history of being detail oriented, and the capacity to manage multiple tasks effectively. Prior successful teaching at the post secondary level and supervision experience are desired.

DUTIES: Positions require modeling of exemplary instructional skills in teaching assigned teacher education courses, supervision of practicum students and student teachers in local schools, and commitment to use of technology as part of innovative program delivery. Successful candidates must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, actively engaged in scholarly activities, and willing to work closely with traditional and non-traditional students in a small college environment with a commitment to student success. An opportunity to teach graduate courses in the Master of Science in Innovative Leadership program may be available and candidates must be willing to teach courses in the general education core curriculum.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence November 30, 2012. Positions open until filled contingent on funding. All applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarship that address the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications, examples of scholarly work and/or previous position accomplishments, and copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work. Three letters of recommendation must be provided. Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Linda Espey.

All applicants should submit their materials through our online application process . (Letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the candidate or may be emailed to humanresources@grandview.edu .)

Pre-employment background check required.

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Grand View is a Liberal Arts University that supports a diverse student population of approximately 2300 full and part-time students in both...