Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time position of Visiting Instructor (or Visiting Assistant Professor with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Education from February 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022. Continuation into the 2021-22 academic year is contingent upon dependent on a favorable evaluation and the continuing needs of the College.
Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.
Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.
We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.
Department Information: The Gustavus Education Department positions teacher candidates to be adaptive, culturally responsive, service-oriented change agents through its exceptional team of professors, small class sizes, multiple field experiences locally and abroad, plus all that a liberal arts education can offer educators-to-be.
The program is committed to the preparation of the 21st-century teachers who understand the complexities of learning and teaching that encompass inclusion, equity, and justice. It vigorously prepares candidates to implement “principled practice” – reflective, student-centered, democratic, inclusive, equitable, and authentic teaching and learning.
Facilitated by the strong liberal arts and professional preparation of the candidates, the Education major at Gustavus is strongly enhanced by a liberal arts foundation that encourages breadth of knowledge, interdisciplinary and international perspectives, engages inquiry, and intellectual curiosity. All while focusing on the principled practice and Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) standards which equip teacher candidates to engage students in meaningful teaching and learning experiences and to articulate the “why” behind learning.
Major/Essential Functions: The spring 2021 teaching assignment will be 3 course equivalents; the annual teaching for 2021-22 will be 6 or 7 courses, one of which may be a one-month January Term intensive course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise, and the potential to supervise student teachers if desired. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Social Foundations of Education, Human Relations, and Career Orientation to Teaching (J-Term).
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
A brief (1-2 page) statement of teaching philosophy, including a commitment to culturally responsive teaching;
A brief (1 page) statement of research interests (optional);
Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
Master’s degree in Education or a related field.
Prior experience teaching in K-12 or teacher education.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching.
Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising.
Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.
Doctorate in Education with a specialty in Curriculum and Instruction; Critical Pedagogies; or Culture and Teaching.
Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.