The Department of Education & Counseling at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall of 2019.

The successful candidate will have earned (or be in the final stages of earning) a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Education and be highly qualified in the areas of elementary education; curriculum and instruction; mixed methods research; and diversity and equity. An ideal candidate should have a strong research agenda that focuses on the elementary school context and/or K-6 teacher development using mixed research methods. Experience working with diverse populations is preferred, as is teaching expertise and the potential to make significant scholarly contributions. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Prior teaching at the elementary level is desirable.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities
The position involves teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, advising students, and conducting research relevant to the candidates area(s) of interest. Courses to be taught include: Educational Research; Psychology of Teaching and Learning; Elementary Teaching Seminar; Methods of Teaching; Child Development, among others.

Minimum Qualifications
1) an earned doctorate from an accredited university in elementary education or a related field;
2) successful teaching experience in higher education;
3) a strong background in curriculum and instruction at the elementary level;
4) an original and sustainable research agenda, which employs mixed research methods and considers issues of diversity or equity in education;
5) research, teaching, and/or service experience that will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community; and
6) excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours

Special Message to Applicants
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but all materials must be received by September 16th.
Further information about the department can be found at http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/education.html

Applications must included contact information for 3 references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.