Tenure Track in Elementary Education
Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates to teach in the Education Department. This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2021. Appointed rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
Required is an expert practitioner with extensive experience teaching in the elementary classroom, particularly in the primary grades. An earned doctorate in the field of education or related field is preferred. ABD and MA will be considered. Evidence of significant effective teaching experience and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. Experience with emergent literacy, urban education, special education, previous teaching in higher education, effective course delivery (including online), and/or educational administration are desired.
The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and outstanding organizational skills. Expertise must be demonstrated in elementary pedagogy and diverse teaching strategies, while being qualified to teach a range of education courses, primarily for elementary education majors, with the potential for administrative duties. The candidate should be comfortable with creative pedagogy including online instruction. Chapel attendance, faculty governance responsibilities, practicum supervision, professional service, scholarly activity, and student advising are also expected. https://www.taylor.edu/education-at-taylor
The Education Department is composed of ten members and is accredited by NCATE/CAEP and the Indiana Department of Education. Undergraduate Teacher Education candidates may obtain licensure in: All-grade (P-12) Art and Music Education, K-6 Elementary Education, and Secondary Education (grades 5-12) is offered in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Physics/Mathematics, Physical Science, Social Studies and Spanish. Additional licensure offerings include Mild and Intense Intervention and Teaching English as a Second Language. The department also offers a Transition to Teaching Program (https://www.taylor.edu/online/programs-licensures/transition-to-teaching.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and complete the application found at https://www.taylor.edu/docs/offices/human-resources/FacultyApplication.pdf . Materials should be addressed to Dr. Grace Ju Miller, Dean of Sciences and sent to email@example.com. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
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