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Lecturer in the department of Education

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
May 10, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology & Design, Other Education, Teacher Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics
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Full Time
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Job Summary

The Department of Education at Elmhurst University invites applications for a lecturer beginning August 2021. We are looking for a talented educator to teach in the undergraduate elementary and middle/secondary education programs. The teaching position would include teaching content methodology courses (science, mathematics, and social science) as well as curricular planning and instruction for elementary intermediate grades (4-6) and middle and secondary (5-12) grades. The position will begin in Fall of 2021 and require on-campus presence for teaching.

Essential Functions

1.Teach curriculum and instruction and content methods courses for elementary and middle/secondary education programs; Availability to teach during the day.
2. Demonstrates a passion for teaching a diverse student population, and setting high expectations for student success.
3. Proficient and creative technology user; Grade, manage, and set up course modules and activities using the Blackboard learning management system.
4. Collaborate with the Department chair, elementary and secondary program directors and other elementary and middle/secondary instructors to discuss program articulation, implications of student data, and personalized student support strategies.
5. Schedule on-campus office hours during the week to meet with students.
6. Availability for on-campus meetings during the semester (department meetings; Tuesday mid-day).

Other Duties and Responsibilities

As assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Doctoral degree or ABD in Curriculum and Instruction or other field as appropriate.

2. Maintain current pedagogical content knowledge including knowledge of National and Illinois Learning Standards in the fundamental learning areas.
3. Previous teaching experience in elementary (4-6) and/or middle or secondary school (5-12) in science, social science or mathematics; Experience teaching in higher education and online teaching a plus.
4. Strong organizational and collaboration skills.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
6. Knowledge and application of culturally responsive pedagogy in teaching.
7. Self-reflective practitioner who engages in reflection on practice and professional development that lead to high-quality teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19 no later than Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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