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.
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
3. Proficient and creative technology user; Grade, manage, and set
up course modules and activities using the Blackboard learning
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
6. Availability for on-campus meetings during the semester
(department meetings; Tuesday mid-day).
Other Duties and Responsibilities
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
7. Self-reflective practitioner who engages in reflection on
practice and professional development that lead to high-quality
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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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.
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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
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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