Assistant Professor Visiting Position in Education (Teacher Education) Department of Education & Child Development
Description of the Position The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. Offerings include undergraduate and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program.
The focus of this visiting position is teacher education with a specialization in teaching courses in the history of education and/or education psychology. Strong candidates would also have the ability to teach courses in diversity in educational contexts. Primary teaching responsibilities fall within the elementary and secondary credential programs, as well as master's level coursework in educational research methods. All graduate and undergraduate level coursework focuses on the preparation and development of teachers for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Field supervision in multicultural urban environments is a standard component with the expectation of a strong commitment to equity and social justice values.
We are seeking a qualified candidate committed to innovative teacher education in a student-centered liberal arts college, who also has a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching and teacher education centered around constructivist and reflective pedagogy. We seek a colleague who is also committed to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing future teachers to work effectively with diverse students, parents, and communities. Thus, the applicant should have experience teaching diverse learners, such as English learners and students receiving special education services. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and/or experiences in the area of equity and inclusion. Strongly preferred are candidates with demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations.
Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Education. However, we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status.
Ability to teach Educational Research Methods courses.
Teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school.
Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations.
Contributions to college and liberal arts program (e.g., undergraduate and graduate programs).
Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,750 undergraduates, 50 graduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Applications Applications should include a statement of the candidate's philosophy of teaching, and conception of the well-educated teacher in a culturally/linguistically diverse society, as well as an application letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, a dissertation abstract, and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference). Whittier College is an AA/EOE employer.
Applicants must submit materials electronically (PDFs preferred) to Dr. Lauren Swanson, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin June 10th, 2019 and continue until position is filled.
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.