Assistant Professor of Education

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Join a vibrant and active learning community whose students and faculty value collaboration and education. In accordance with the College of Education’s commitment to Learn, Challenge, Empower and Transform, Doane University seeks to fill an open position of assistant professor of education (tenure-track), or assistant professor of practice (non-tenure track) with an emphasis on teacher education.

Doane University is seeking a collaborative and innovative individual at the assistant professor rank to serve as a faculty member in Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Programs. A terminal degree (EdD or PhD) in education or a related field is required.  The individual will also have a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience in the K-12 schools and it is preferable to have had higher education teaching experience.  The individual will provide the leadership, management, and oversight for the identification, development, and support of high quality advanced level certification programs. The individual will teach courses in the Curriculum and Instruction Program and supervision of pre-service teacher candidates. This includes coordinating curriculum with the program director and participating in program assessment.  

Doane University includes campuses in Crete, Lincoln, and Omaha, Nebraska. This is a 12-month position and the individual will work primarily from the Lincoln Campus. Job responsibilities include teaching some night and/or weekend courses.

Position Requirements

    An earned doctoral degree with a record of achievement consistent with an appointment at the rank of Instructor in the College of Education Minimum of 10 years of teaching experience in PK-12 schools Strong interpersonal and collaborative communication skills  Entrepreneurial spirit for maximizing capacity in existing programs and creating new academic opportunities Successful record of coordinating course development and instruction, curriculum planning, and assessment Ability to set goals, prioritize and plan work activities, and meet deadlines Knowledge of state processes for teacher education

Position Responsibilities 

    Teach  “Fast Track”, teacher preparation courses and other courses as meets expertise Work  with the Enrollment team to review courses for acceptance in “Fast Track” program Meet with all students to complete transcript review and interview (dispositions).  Explain the program and answer questions candidates might have. Attend spring Orientation Meeting to help with the students’ registration and questions Set up field placements - practicum placements (fall & spring) and student teaching placements (second fall) and notify students when confirmed   Supervise practicum and student teaching candidates as well as assign other college supervisors as needed Meet with supervisors to explain expectations  Write any recommendation letters and faculty evaluations for Credential files as requested Evaluate assessments - philosophy, lesson plans, classroom management paper, and self-studies  Communicate with supervisors/Cooperating Teachers regarding practicum/student teaching and enter all grades Communicate with  Cooperating Teachers one-month before students arrive thanking them and sending important information - framework, expectations, Doane standards
    Attend faculty meetings and professional development Serve on college and university committees

Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the University.  Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.  In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.  Doane is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Apply at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, contact information for three references, and PDFs of transcripts of all graduate work.  Official transcript of degree or degree in progress will be required as a condition for employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For further inquiries on the position, please email

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