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Elementary Education Faculty - Early Childhood

Northwestern College
Orange City, Iowa
Posted Date
Mar 20, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in elementary education beginning August 2023. The candidate will be expected to teach elementary education and endorsement courses in the undergraduate (on-campus and online) education program. Courses to teach may include methods of teaching elementary education, early childhood (birth-grade 3 inclusive), and some combination of reading or special ed courses. The teaching load for this position is full time (24 credits) during the academic year along with expectations for scholarship and service. There may be opportunities to teach additional online (graduate and undergrad) courses in education.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a graduate degree in education or a related content area. They must hold a teaching license with additional endorsements (birth-grade 3 inclusive, or early childhood and special ed) and have had significant classroom experience. Candidates will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern identifies as Reformed in commitment, evangelical in engagement and ecumenical in spirit. We view these Christian theological perspectives as complementary and draw from the strengths of each perspective in fulfilling our mission.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will bring enthusiasm, experience and practical knowledge to teacher preparation courses. Hiring preference will be given to persons with teaching experience in higher education and/or progress toward (or completion of) a terminal degree in education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.). ABDs will be considered too.

Northwestern College has a strong elementary education program with endorsements in reading, early childhood, instructional strategist I, coaching, TESL, birth-grade 3 inclusive, and middle school. With the current teaching shortages nationwide, our education graduates are being sought out in northwest Iowa and beyond. 

Northwestern College also seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Apply online and then provide a [1] current curriculum vitae/resume and [2] a cover/letter of interest in which you (a) describe your teaching experience and (b) scholarly trajectory; and (c) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity (see links above); please send these two documents to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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