Tenure Track Professor, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership (Open Rank)
September 8, 2018
About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
Mills College invites applications for an open rank, tenure track Professor in Teacher Education, with an emphasis in secondary education, and Educational Leadership. This position will begin August 2019. The School of Education credential program has an outstanding reputation for preparing teachers for urban schools, who have a commitment for social justice and social change through education. The successful candidate will oversee the Humanities Single Subject Teacher Credential Program, guide and coordinate the work of field supervisors and cooperating teachers, and serve as the advisor for Humanities Single Subject teacher candidates. In addition, the successful candidate will teach in the Educational Leadership program, including courses such as Curricular Leadership and Professional Development and Learning for Teachers, supervise doctoral students dissertation work, participate in recruitment and admissions activities, and engage actively in service to the School of Education and the College.
The successful applicant will be a recognized scholar, with a successful record of scholarly achievement and demonstrated administrative and leadership abilities. Applicants will need to demonstrate excellence in teaching in higher education, including experience in active learning and pedagogical innovation; and have practical and research experience and expertise in secondary education and social change, with an emphasis on teaching humanities in urban settings. We are interested in candidates with a disposition and vision to build upon the strengths of our credential program, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, experience and interest in preparing teachers for urban contexts, ability to collaborate with other faculty and local communities, and experience and interest in integrating technology in teacher education.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Education or related field. Experience teaching in secondary schools in one or more of the humanities (i.e., Social Science, English, or Art) is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of inquiry, and a record of research in teacher education. Women and other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
This is full-time, exempt position and includes an excellent benefits package with medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.