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Assistant Professor of Elementary Education OR Instructor (if ABD), School of Education

Employer
Northwest Missouri State University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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EMPLOYMENT TERMS:  Full-time faculty position (August – May)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Northwest Missouri State University School of Education seeks an engaging, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic educator to serve as faculty member and colleague in a rural-based educator preparation program with a rich, University-wide tradition of high-quality educator preparation. The faculty member will serve as an Assistant Professor and must possess strong teaching, advising, research, leadership, presentation, collaboration, and communication skills. The selected candidate must model life-long learning and continuous improvement as an educator, and be grounded in the most current research, curriculum, pedagogy, and practice; this requires evidence of strong and successful teaching experience with deep content knowledge. 

 

The faculty member will join a vibrant, productive team which possesses unyielding commitment to a campus-based, undergraduate educator preparation program supported by the on-campus Horace Mann Laboratory School and Leet Center Preschool and Infant-Toddler Center and stellar online, graduate education. The selected candidate must demonstrate thorough knowledge of educator preparation and curricular redesign, as well as online learning and course and program development. They will join a faculty with a burgeoning suite of entirely online graduate programs which are nationally focused and experiencing rapid growth. The ideal candidate can thus effectively teach in face-to-face, blended, and online environments while balancing these performance expectations: excellent teaching, robust creative and scholarly achievement, skilled, dedicated advising to undergraduate and graduate students; and service to the students, school, university, and the profession. The ideal candidate will be innovative, possess strong listening and collaboration skills, exhibit kindness, possess diligence, and care deeply about educator preparation, quality, and organizational viability.

 

AREAS OF NEED: The School of Education is seeking a reflective educator with a strong background in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction,Literacy educationEducator Preparation, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Curriculum and Instruction (priority-must have appropriate credentialing and degree attainment)

In addition to experience in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction, experience and/or credentialing in related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is ideal.

PRIMARY DUTIES: The Assistant Professor will teach, conduct research, and contribute service. They will collaborate and assist in the facilitation and co-evaluation of teacher candidates in clinical field experiences. The faculty member must hold, and promote, high expectations for students and self. They must collaborate well with colleagues at Northwest and in the discipline, communicating effectively with stakeholders including school partners and administration. The faculty member must work closely with other university faculty in education and across multiple content areas and several on-campus departments to ensure program quality, while providing high quality feedback, instruction, and assessment practices steeped in current research-based, effective teaching practices. The faculty member will ensure superior clinical experiences are provided to teacher candidates and work well with school partners and PK-12 teachers to develop mutually co-beneficial, strategic partnerships to grow teacher candidate practicum opportunities. The faculty member must demonstrate an appreciation and promotion of diversity as a commitment to the School of Education and Northwest Missouri State University and support state and national accreditation initiatives.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide excellent, research-based instruction to undergraduate and graduate students.
  2. Teach 12-13 undergraduate or graduate credit hours per fall and spring academic semester in an area of need (Main: Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction; Possible: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) courses in a variety of formats including online, face-to-face, and/or hybrid/blended, as well as teaching at different sites. Opportunities for summer teaching (for additional pay) will be available.
  3. Support university and school initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Pursue university-required activities for eligibility for promotion and tenure.
  5. Provide timely, constructive feedback to undergraduate and graduate students to help them monitor their progress and support learning.
  6. Supervise students in clinical field experiences and practicums at various sites.
  7. Participate in highly collaborative, professional learning activities with colleagues.
  8. Build relationships with school and community members to promote enhanced involvement in educator preparation and support ongoing (and develop new) partnerships.
  9. Exhibit skill in development and expansion of mutually co-beneficial PK-12-university partnerships to assist both entities.
  10. Actively participate in department, college, and university initiatives to ensure quality programs and DESE/state and AAQEP national accreditation and overall excellence in the teacher education program.
  11. Advise, recruit and support retention of undergraduate and graduate students. 
  12. Collaborate within School, and with department, college, university faculty and staff, educators in PK-12 environments, and area agencies.
  13. Pursue creative scholarly work at the local, regional, and national levels with habits of scholarly engagement
  14. Attend and participate in bi-annual School of Education Advisory Council Meetings.
  15. Supervise, coach, mentor, and support teacher candidates in clinical practicum experiences while partnering with faculty on program development and research.
  16. Exhibit strong skills in educational technology (Zoom, Canvas, email, and others), scholarly research, and collaboration.
  17. Perform other duties and tasks as required of all faculty in the School of Education.

 

 

 
REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Earned doctorate in Education (Ed. D or Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction,
Educational Leadership, Reading/Literacy, or closely related field; Applicants who are ABD may be considered but would start at Instructor until semester after degree conferral
Experience: Evidence of successful PK-12 teaching experience
Skills: Successful applicants will be collaborative, kind, thoughtful, driven and student-focused practitioners with deep content and practical knowledge in the field of elementary education

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Collaborative team-based academic environment in a teacher education program at a regional, comprehensive University. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Will supervise teacher candidates, practicum students, and collaborate with student workers and graduate assistants. 

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Canvas Learning Management System, Zoom, Interactive SMART Board, iPads, laptop computers, document cameras, email, and emerging technologies.  

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete essential classroom functions and lift twenty pounds. 

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located forty-five miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and ninety miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at www.maryville.org

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online. Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency. The School of Education has more than seven hundred undergraduate and 1,100 graduate education majors and is served by a birth-sixth grade laboratory school, the Horace Mann School and Leet Center preschool with infant-toddler center added in 2021. The School of Education has twice been honored by AASCU for Excellence in Innovation in Educator Preparation, receiving the Christa McAuliffe Award in 2006 and 2018. In 2021, the International Association of Laboratory Schools recognized Horace Mann as the 2021 Outstanding Laboratory School. The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job. Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.” For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit www.nwmissouri.edu 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 6, 2022 

DATE AVAILABLE: August 8, 2022 

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information. 

INQUIRIES: 

Dean of the School of Education: Dr. Tim Wall Email: timwall@nwmissouri.edu

Search Committee Co-Chairs: Jill Baker Email: bakerj@nwmissouri.edu   &  Travis Dimmitt Email: dimmitt@nwmissouri.edu  

 

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