Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Elementary Education and Literacy
Keene State College (KSC)
Location: Keene, New Hampshire
Internal Number: PF0700FY23
The Education Department at Keene State College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Elementary Education and Literacy beginning August 2023. We seek faculty who can work collaboratively with school professionals to prepare socially responsible teachers.The successful candidate will work with colleagues to teach a range of undergraduate Elementary and Literacy courses that will prepare teacher candidates with the skills and knowledge to enter K-6 classrooms. The teaching load is 12 credits, which will include teaching and supervision in the undergraduate Elementary Methods courses, with the remaining 4 credits supporting foundational courses. Inclusive classroom practices with a focus on literacy and social studies pedagogy are central to this position. 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.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 Collegeâs 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 Collegeâs goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the Collegeâs Strategic Plan.
â¢ An earned doctorate in Education or related field. ABD near completion will also be considered but must be completed by August 1, 2023.â¢ A minimum of five years full-time teaching experience at the elementary level (K-6).â¢ Supervision/mentoring of pre-service teachers and/or educational professionals.
Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. We are located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, please visit: https://www.keene.edu, https://www.usnh.edu/ or https://www.ci.keene.nh.us.