Assistant Professor - School of Education

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Millikin University School of Education (SOE) invites applicants to apply for a faculty position to teach in the Elementary Education undergraduate and graduate programs. The SOE is planning to launch its first graduate program, the Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) in fall 2021, pending Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approvals. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning August 1, 2021. This Tenure Track position holds teaching responsibilities predominantly in the content areas of Elementary Education Reading and the final classes of the Education programs working with candidates on the Illinois licensure requirement of the edTPA in the college classroom and in clinical sites. Full-time faculty are responsible for making contributions in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service, and academic advising.


The qualifications for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position includes:


  • Eligiblility for tenure-track appointment at rank of assistant or associate professor with earned Ed.D or Ph.D in the field of Elementary Education, Elementary Reading Education, or Elementary Curriculum Generalist
  • Knowledge of EdTPA and willingness to develop into the role as the EdTPA (or furture Illinois teacher preparation capstone) expert within the School of Education
  • Experience in teaching college undergraduate or graduate students is distinctly advantageous, as is current knowledge of the EdTPA, capstone Elementary Education projects and the teaching of Elementary Reading methods
  • Experience and/or openness to a variety of teaching modalities (e.g. distance learning, online instruction, etc.)


To complete the online application, candidates are directed to While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae, (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Millikin University. The University’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at:


Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled.


Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.