An earned Doctorate in Education or related discipline completed by August 1, 2021; a minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience with children (K-6); and supervision/mentoring of pre-service teachers and /or educational professionals.
College teaching experience; public school teaching experience; experience teaching in both special education and general education classrooms; a record of working with families and students from diverse backgrounds (example: SES, students on IEP's and 504 plans, ELL, cultural, racial); knowledge of language and literacy development within and across elementary content areas: social studies, math and/or science pedagogy; advanced knowledge of inclusive teaching strategies/practices and collaborative engagement: expertise in adapting, modifying, and differentiating lessons and curricula to meet the developmental cognitive, social, and emotional needs of elementary students; and comprehensive knowledge of formal and informal assessment strategies. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.
About the Opportunity:
The Department of Education at Keene State College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with a focus on Elementary Education and Special Education beginning August 2021. We are seeking a faculty member who will collaborate with a dynamic team of teacher-scholars in the preparation of socially responsible elementary and special education teachers.
The Education Department at Keene State College is in the ongoing process of enhancing the curriculum in our program to better prepare our future educators for today's diverse classrooms. The department utilizes assessments, feedback from the field, and our collective expertise to continually improve and evolve the education program. The Education Department includes both undergraduate and graduate programs in the preparation of teachers. Keene State College holds NCATE accreditation for all educator preparation programs and the elementary education program is nationally recognized. The Education Department strives to prepare education professionals who:
Explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process;
Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors that meet high standards;
Understand the world from multiple perspectives; and
Contribute to a just and equitable world.
The successful candidate will work with colleagues to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses for preservice teachers and educators, who are preparing for K-12 special education settings and pre-K-12 general education settings. The teaching load is twelve credits, typically three 4 credit courses per academic semester, which will include teaching and supervision in the Elementary Education program and in the graduate Special Education program. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to contribute actively to the process of design, implementation, and assessment of standards-based teacher education curriculum for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs. Collaboration in the areas of teaching, service and scholarship with colleagues in the department and across the College, as well as with schools in the region, is an integral part of this position. Additional responsibilities include participating in departmental activities and campus-wide committees, maintaining an active record of scholarship, and professional development. As part of their regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, faculty members may teach courses both in the major and in the Integrative Studies Program. For more information about this program, please see: http://www.keene.edu/isp/.
Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first-generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitments to well-being and to sustainability that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College's ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
At Keene State College, we share a commitment to diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements of academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Arts focus and achieve the College's goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College's Strategic Plan.
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