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Adjunct Faculty, Cultural Foundations of Education

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 5, 2023
Job Summary

The School of Education at Elmhurst University invites applications for an adjunct faculty member to teach an in-person section of EDU 104: Cultural Foundations of Education in Fall 2023. There are opportunities to teach the course in Spring during the day as well.

Course Description
An introduction to cultural and systemic aspects of education in the United States, where we examine ideological, theoretical and conceptual aspects of schooling through legal structures, fiction and non-fiction American literature, as well as philosophical writings. This course places emphasis on understanding education as a part of American society that includes cultural, historical, social, political, legal, racial and socioeconomic structures. Students will interrogate the culture of American education since its inception and ultimately locate their own educational agenda as teachers and United States citizens of American society.

Essential Functions

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Responsibilities for this adjunct faculty position include course preparation including syllabus development, teaching, grading and being available to students who have questions or require extra help.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other teaching-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Five years of teaching and/or administrative experience
  • Licensed teacher and/or administrator (retired or inactive is fine)
  • Advanced degree in Education
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work positively with students and other instructors
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Prior experience teaching foundational education courses
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 objects.

Work Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:40 pm, and office hours are required on campus at least one day.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

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 15 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 Equal Opportunity 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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