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Assistant Professor, School of Education

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

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




The School of Education is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in STEM education, Educational Leadership and/or English as a Second Language/Bilingual education. The starting date of the position is August 15, 2024.


The School of Education is experiencing growth in undergraduate majors and maintains a distinctive presence in the graduate market with programs in Alternative Licensure and Special Education. With recent Title V and National Science Foundation grant support for developing teachers in STEM fields, we are excited to add to our faculty a colleague who can help us prepare future generations of K-12 STEM teachers. An expanded profile of the University and the School of Education can be found on the School of Education website:


About the School

The School of Education at Dominican University prepares educators to make a difference in schools and in their communities by their commitment to fostering the values of scholarship, leadership, and service within themselves and their students. The School has a strong commitment to principles of diversity, social justice, and equity. The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Elementary Education, Secondary, K-12, Middle Level Education, and Special Education. Additionally, the School offers endorsement programs for English as a Second Language, Bilingual, Technology Specialist, and Learning Behavior Specialist. The School offers pathways with the School of Information Studies’ School Library Media program as well as the School of Social Work’s School Social Worker program.


Required Qualifications

· PhD/EdD in Education or related field from an accredited institution

· Solid foundation in a STEM field

· Demonstrated commitment to teaching and inclusive, culturally competent pedagogy



About the University

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican No. 11 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 46% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Latino. Among undergraduates, 50% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.


To Apply:

Applicants will submit a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy and a sample of intellectual contributions, and (4) the names and contact information of 3 references. The cover letter should address work and other experiences that highlight ability to interact effectively with a culturally diverse population of students, colleagues, and constituents. Any notable mentions of mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines and serving on committees for enrollment, recruiting, and marketing is welcome. Finalists in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. The applications must be submitted online at and addressed to: Professor Josephine Sarvis, Chair, Search Committee, College of Applied Social Sciences.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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