Overview

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning spring 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Social and Cultural Foundations of Education.

Primary responsibilities will be teaching undergraduate courses such as Democracy and Education and/or The Evolution of Schooling in the U.S., as well as various graduate courses within the Department. Some teaching may be assigned at an off-campus location. We are especially interested in colleagues with experience building and teaching introductory courses to education and the teaching profession.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Earned doctorate in the Foundations of Education or a closely related discipline (ABD considered with firm completion date); a record of (or demonstrated potential for) academic scholarship; evidence of strong classroom teaching and communication skills; and a commitment to teacher education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level within a public university setting is preferred as well as experience building and teaching introductory courses to education and the teaching profession. A background in one or more of the following disciplines: research methods, higher education, and/or assessment – would also be beneficial.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants must submit: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (pdf preferred) online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm Letters of reference will be requested from finalists prior to interviews. Finalists must successfully complete interview process, teaching demonstration and research presentation. The position remains open until filled.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal checks.