Education Department Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Opening

Calvin University
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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

EDUCATION FACULTY OPENING - Full-time, Tenure-track

The Calvin University School of Education is seeking a full-time Education faculty member to join the university in August 2022.


Successful candidates will hold a PhD in Education or a master’s degree in Education with five or more years of directly applicable experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with significant K-12 teaching experience and expertise in Literacy, Special Education, Early Childhood or Educational Foundations. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and master’s levels as well as an active stream of relevant research and publication. The school seeks persons who are dedicated to the integration of their Christian faith with Education.  The university will prioritize candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into all course content, and deep commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom. 


Faculty members typically teach 21-24 semester hours per academic year. Faculty are expected to grow in Reformed Christian commitment, to pursue an active scholarly agenda, to teach effectively, and to serve the university, department, students, and the wider community. Candidates will be asked to affirm their commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.  (See Educating for Shalom and Faculty Expectations.) Calvin University provides numerous faculty development opportunities to foster growth in these commitments. 


Calvin University stands at the forefront of Christian scholarship across disciplines. The University hosts a number of Centers and Institutes and provides other funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research, including sabbaticals, grants, course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities. 


The Calvin University School of Education has been preparing high quality teachers since 1884. The School of Education seeks to develop Christian educators who can meet the demands of diverse learners in multiple school settings and non-school education roles. Calvin has undergraduate teacher preparation programs leading to certification in Elementary Education, Special Education (cognitive impairment), Early Childhood, and several discipline specific Secondary Education programs. The Masters in Education program has concentrations in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, Leadership, and Inclusion. Calvin works closely with partners in Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and around the world to prepare educators through rigorous course work, engaging clinical experiences, and meaningful professional development. All programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). For more information see 


Calvin University is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Furthermore, the West Michigan region is ranked by Forbes as the #1 place to raise a family. 


Complete the online application process and attach the following:  

  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian University

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

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