Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
Join Westminster College’s faculty in a learning environment where teaching and attention to student growth are the primary focus. Students can choose from more than 30 majors or a self-designed major to pursue a bachelor's degree. This liberal arts institution is located in the small town of Fulton, Missouri, recently noted as one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019” by Smithsonian Magazine. Budget Travel Magazine designated Fulton one of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. In recent years the rate of admittance to graduate school or job placement of our students was 97%, with our graduate earnings ranking in the top 15% nationwide.
Westminster College is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education. As a four-year national liberal arts college, Westminster College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the education department beginning August of 2021. Teaching duties may include foundations education, literacy education, digital literacy, and teacher preparation of future teachers in elementary and secondary education. Preference given to applicants with K-12 experience, more specifically for individuals in administration and with multiple experiences across content areas and a willingness to prepare elementary and secondary teachers.
The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching schedule of courses in education and teacher preparation.
Westminster College places great emphasis on an international perspective, cross-disciplinary connection, collaborative teamwork, academic advising, and multiple, high-impact teaching methods such as: hands-on projects, internships, undergraduate research, service learning, teaching with technology, and preparing future educators in the most authentic, dynamic format possible.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.
- Teach education and education-related coursework in classroom settings and online.
- Be adept with or willing to learn how to teach with technology (WC is a 1:1 campus with iPads and Apple pencils) and to incorporate relevant technology in classes.
- Assist students with academic advising.
- Supervise student teachers
- Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses that meet the needs of students and state requirements; also, be aware of trends in education to teach authenticate content in the most relevant way (Standards Referenced Grading, Synchronous Zoom, etc.)
- Participate in the development of assessments and evaluation of courses and the program for continuing improvement.
- Maintain professional development per faculty handbook for tenure and promotion
- Assist in recruitment efforts for the program by participating in college recruitment events and communicating with interested students.
- Responsible for maintaining relationships with alumni of the program.
- PhD in Education or an EdD with a record of scholarly research and publication or the potential to establish such a record.
- Experience in teaching education-preparation courses will be preferred.
- Experience in a K-12 classroom and administration preferable (K-12 experience is required).
The following materials are required:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Westminster employment application form
The following materials may be requested after the initial review process:
- Two letters of recommendation
- A statement of teaching philosophy at a small liberal arts college
- Copy of unofficial or official graduate transcripts
- Samples of student evaluations, if applicable
- From external websites go to this link: https://westminster-college.apscareerportal.com/jobs/1183343/apps/new
- Please upload your CV under the ‘resume/qualifications’ option to the right. Select the ‘add cover letter’ option to upload your cover letter.
- The remaining four application documents may be requested via an emailed request link after the initial review process.
Review of applications will begin on Feb. 26th and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to:
Associate VP & Chief HR Officer/Title IX Coordinator
501 Westminster Ave, Westminster Hall 146
Fulton, MO 65251
Founded in 1851, Westminster College believes that every student has come into this world with a purpose. To not simply be — but to become the embodiment of everything extraordinary that lives inside of us. At Westminster College, we educate and inspire students to find the intensive focus and clarity to unleash the power in their purpose. Westminster is a private, selective, coeducational, residential undergraduate college located in Fulton, Missouri, a community of 13,000 residents (approximately 25 miles from both Columbia and Jefferson City, 100 miles from St. Louis and 150 miles from Kansas City). Inclusive and welcoming, Westminster has a vibrant student life, with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. Faculty and staff work together to help students succeed in their education and ultimately within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in.
Honoring Sir Winston Churchill and the famous "Iron Curtain" speech which he delivered on campus in 1946, Westminster is home to the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury and the National Churchill Museum. In recent years, U.S. Senator and 2016 candidate for U.S. President Bernie Sanders, former Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan, and world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and Lech Walesa have participated in the College's international lecture series. The monumental sculpture "Breakthrough," created from sections of the Berlin Wall, is also prominent on campus.
Read about Westminster's Mission and Vision: https://www.wcmo.edu/about/mission/index.html
Company Website: WWW.WCMO.EDU
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