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Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Dickinson College Department of Educational Studies seeks candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin fall 2023. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a field related to education (e.g., educational psychology, foundations of education, comparative education, curriculum & instruction) and must be able to demonstrate the ability to teach core courses in our program. Specifically, candidates will teach courses entitled Educational Psychology and Contemporary Issues in American Education as part of the five-course teaching load for the year. In addition, the following are preferred: U.S. K-12 teaching experience as well as expertise in quantitative and/or mixed method research design. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
The educational studies major enables students to study the discipline of education as it relates to other liberal arts disciplines. In particular, educational studies fosters within students a deep understanding of the complexity of education and schooling as well as an ability to think critically about the ways in which education intersects with a broad range of social, cultural, political and economic forces.
Dickinson College is a four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
Interested candidates should submit the following via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu: a letter of application describing the candidate's qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy, including details about how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion in their teaching; a graduate transcript; sample syllabi; and three reference emails for letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required of finalists. Questions may be directed to Associate Professor Elizabeth Lewis, Department Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications will begin in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.