Education - Literacy Specialist in Education
The Hope College Education Department invites applications for a tenure track professor in literacy and elementary education beginning in the fall 2021 semester. The Department seeks candidates who will effectively teach an early literacy class, with the potential of teaching another class in the education program, advise teacher candidates and develop and maintain relationships with programs and schools in the region. Rank is open and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is pending final financial approval.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in education, advising teacher candidates, organizing and supervising clinical experiences related to this course in the field, fostering positive relationships and partnerships in both area schools and private programs, and active participation in departmental activities (primarily participating in the elementary and national accreditation teams).
General qualifications include a valid teaching certificate with
an elementary endorsement, a record of excellence in teaching and
scholarly/creative activity, experience in and a commitment to
diversity in education, knowledge of assessment of student
learning, experience with technology for instruction, and effective
interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate selected for
this position will demonstrate expertise and knowledge of teaching
early literacy, as well as knowledge of literacy programs and
To be considered for this position, candidates must have a doctorate degree in education with a focus on literacy (Ed.D. or Ph.D. preferred) and experience in PK-12 teaching.
Applications are accepted at http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty
Candidates will upload the following documents as part of the application:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Response to the Mission of Hope College
- Statement describing your teaching philosophy, experience, and interests
In addition, you will enter the names and contact information for three references when you apply. References will be contacted via email upon your application, providing them with a link to upload a letter of recommendation to your file. Direct questions to Jane Finn, department chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the search is completed.
Hope College Information
About the Education Department:
The Hope College Education Department consists of a dynamic group of nine faculty and three support staff. The department offers certification in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education and endorsements in Early Childhood and ESL. The State of Michigan consistently ranks Hope's teacher education program as one of the top tier teacher education programs in Michigan. The Hope College Education Department has full national accreditation..
Additional information about the Hope College Education Department can be found on the web at http://hope.edu/academic/education.
About Hope College
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic
excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a
supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically
rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,150
undergraduate students from 37 states and more than 36 countries.
Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding
in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical
Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced
academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful campus is
located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan,
and fewer than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor students to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and cultivate the skills, perspectives and habits that help them flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with more than 50 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $230 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. Since 2015, the college has completed four new buildings -- Kruizenga Art Museum (2015), the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (2015), the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center (2017), and the van Andel Huys der Hope home for the college's Campus Ministries programs (2019).
In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."
Hope College is a community that aspires to be faithful, welcoming and transformational. Accordingly, the college is committed to being a place where all experience a sense of belonging. Students of all faiths -- and no faith -- are welcome at Hope, as are students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In 2018-19, 18 percent of the student body identified as a race other than Caucasian. On Hope's campus, there is broad understanding that, in order to best prepare students for lives of leadership and service in a global society, the college must have diversity among its faculty and staff. Twenty-four percent of Hope's tenure-track faculty are from underrepresented groups, coming from both the U.S. and abroad.
Holland, Michigan is located in the heart of West Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. The city is known for being a friendly college town, a beautiful vacation destination, and annual host of both the Tulip Time Festival and Tulipanes Festival. With a city population of 33,000, Holland resides within the greater Holland-Zeeland area populated by 100,000 -- 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, 2.5 hours from Ann Arbor and Chicago and 3 hours from Detroit. Holland features a picturesque downtown just steps from the Hope College campus -- home to restaurants, cafés, shops and a popular farmer's market -- as well as miles of sandy beaches, nationally ranked school districts and charming parks throughout the surrounding area. In recent years, Holland has earned recognition for being one of the "Best Beach Towns to Live In" (WalletHub, 2018), "Prettiest Towns" (Architectural Digest, 2018) and "Best Cities for Global Trade" (Global Trade Magazine, 2017) as well as the #1 "Best Small City to Start a Business" (WalletHub 2018). The City of Holland has also earned several top honors for the "America in Bloom" competition, including awards for "Environmental Efforts" and "Coolest Downtown." The Holland area is strengthened by its diversity, with people of color comprising 33% of the city's population. The Latino community is particularly vibrant, accounting for 24% of Holland residents. For more about neighborhoods, recreation, businesses and life in Holland, visit the city's "Live in Holland Michigan" website.
Hope College seeks to be a community that affirms the dignity of all persons as bearers of God's image. It is Hope College policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family status, genetic information, height, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or weight, except in the event of a bona fide occupational qualification. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.
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