Assistant Professor of Education
Department of Education and Special Education
Full-time, Tenure-Track Position #F0077 & #F0337
The Department of Education and Special Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education positions beginning August 2018. Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education. Applicants having completed coursework for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
The Department seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching. In addition, it is highly preferred that the successful candidate must have a strong record of K-6 teaching, evidence of scholarship in the form of research and/or presentations at the local, regional, state, or national level, and an interest and willingness to be actively involved in the delivery of instruction and supervision through off-campus partnerships with local school divisions. The candidate must possess a current teaching license and an active research agenda.
This tenure-track position will focus on best practices and pedagogy in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies with primary emphasis on curriculum/methods-based teaching assignments in the elementary/middle school programs. Additionally, the candidate could be considered a generalist in nature, but may have specific area(s) of expertise. Having three or more years of experience teaching in the elementary and/or middle school setting is required.
Longwood is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, which has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one-hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit the following items as one document: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vita, c) philosophy of teaching statement, d) unofficial copies of all transcripts, e) contact information for four references, f) three recommendation letters, g)”Release of Information” form
( http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc), and h)”EEO Data Collection Form” ( http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf). The EEO form is voluntary. Please indicate Positions #F0077 & #F0337 and submit documents to:
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909