Overview

PRIMARY DUTY: The Northwest School of Education is seeking a reflective educator who can effectively and passionately teach undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in the areas of elementary education, literacy education and reading, and assessment/evaluation. Summer courses may be available.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in an area and in a variety of formats for courses related to elementary education, literacy education, and assessment/evaluation
2. Teach 12-13 credit hours in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats (fall and spring trimesters); summer teaching may be possible
3. Supervise undergraduate and graduate practica
4. Undergraduate and Graduate student advisement of university students.
5. Collaborate with public school teachers and administrators, local, state, and/or national agencies, and work in collaboration with the University K-6 Laboratory School (Horace Mann Elementary) and Preschool (Leet Center) and its staff to facilitate evidence-based learning for young children.
6. Support college education majors and graduate students.
7. Actively participate in school, college, and university initiatives directed toward excellence in teacher education program
8. Work to support state and national accreditation visits (DESE/CAEP) as program coordinator
9. Work to support Education Redesign and cross-departmental education instruction for new Northwest programs.
10. Develop new curriculum and assessments for nationally-available graduate Reading program in Graduate Master’s in Reading.
11. Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Earned doctorate or ABD in Education or Educational Leadership with 18 hours in Reading/Literacy, OR Specialist degree in literacy education, reading, leadership or related field with commitment to pursue a doctorate will be considered (Appointment will be at instructor level until related doctorate is completed)

Certification/License: Possess (or can legally hold) a valid P-12 State teaching credential (or previously held in elementary education or reading); driver’s license and ability to travel to off-campus observation/practicum experiences.

Experience: Evidence of successful P-12 and university teaching; evidence of accomplishments or strong potential for success in research, scholarly activities, and student service

Skills: Successful integration of technology in teaching; effective communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Rich background in Education with deep content knowledge in Literacy and Reading. Possess Doctorate in Education (Reading/Literacy) or Educational Leadership. Must meet HLC credentialing requirements with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Reading/Literacy. Experience with online instruction, program development and leadership. Knowledge of advisement, assessment practices, state and national accreditation, and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and CAEP policy and practice, and two and four-year transfer student support systems. Candidate must engage students, colleagues, and stakeholders with continuous quality improvement in mind.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in face-to-face, videoconferencing (Zoom/Skype), and online formats; have relevant classroom experience, and experience teaching in literacy and reading. Other responsibilities will include student advisement, committee meetings, and accreditation report writing.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Collaborative, team-based faculty working in an academic environment. Air-conditioned office and classrooms. Some travel required to sites where practicum placements occur.

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Routine office equipment; web conferencing applications, computer-screen projection equipment; faculty are issued laptop computers

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise undergraduate and graduate practica students

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete essential classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds; Travel to Northwest campus and all Outreach sites as well as graduate/P-12 partner sites

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a four-year university that offers a broad range of profession-based undergraduate and graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as a location in Kansas City. With an enrollment of 6,600 students, Northwest was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri for the second consecutive year, and it is one of only four four-year institutions in Missouri to meet all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during its first three years.

Northwest boasts a graduation rate that is in the 85th percentile of the University’s national peer group. In addition, 97 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. For more information visit the website at www.nwmissouri.edu.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: The School of Education includes the Department of Professional Education, as well as the Horace Mann Laboratory School and the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families. It is home to Northwest’s Professional Education Unit, preparing teachers, counselors, and administrators/leaders for the nation’s school systems. Northwest has been continuously accredited at the national level since the inception of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), previously NCATE, in 1954, and by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). T

he mission of the College is to create learning communities in which students and professionals develop partnerships with families, communities, schools, businesses, and other public agencies. For more information visit our website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/ed/index.htm.

The Northwest Missouri State University School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, and Special Education; and additional graduate programs in Educational Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Specialist in Education, Higher Education Leadership, Reading, and English Language Learners (ELL). A cooperative doctoral degree with the University of Missouri-Columbia and additional certificate programs are also offered. For more information visit our website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/education/index.htm.

SALARY: Competitive/market based and commensurate with preparation and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until July 23 or until the position is filled

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, evidence of effective teaching at the postsecondary level, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three current references, pertinent to this position, and all transcripts (copies are acceptable)

INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO:
Mrs. Sandy Seipel, School of Education sseipel@nwmissouri.edu
Cathy Barr, Office Manager, cbarr@nwmissouri.edu