Overview

The Department of Educational Foundations at Millersville (PA) University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology/Online Teaching, beginning August 2019. Major responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in teacher certification, graduate courses in M.Ed and Ed.D. programs, advising students, scholarly work and department and university service. The Educational Foundations department, in the College of Education and Human Services, is comprised of 13 faculty members. As the home of the Secondary PDS on campus, one purpose of the department is a service department for many undergraduate education programs. It also serves as home to Multidisciplinary Studies Programs in Disability Studies and Educational Studies. Additionally, it has a concentration in 7-12 Inclusive Education that can be attached to Secondary Content Certification Programs. It provides courses for all educational degree programs and is the education home for K-12 and secondary education programs, providing student teaching supervision, bloc classes, and co-advising. At the graduate level the department has robust programs in Leadership for Teaching and Learning, Supervision (Curriculum and Instruction), Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching, and a doctoral program in Educational Leadership. It provides most of the required “core” courses for all M.Ed. programs across campus. The Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), focusing on poverty and technology, is designed to provide rising school district, state level and organizational leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to develop and implement programs that support children in realizing their full academic potential in a wide variety of educational settings. All the graduate programs share a similar focus and commitment. Central to the belief and work of Educational Foundations is that close partnerships between local K-12 teachers and schools are vital to quality preparation of educators. These close partnerships have also afforded local K-12 students the benefit of some of the most innovative research, completed collaboratively between district personnel and faculty members of the department.

Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, MU is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Required: Doctorate or ABD in Curriculum & Instruction or related field. Must have evidence of completed doctorate by date of appointment OR, by date of eligibility to apply for reappointment to the second year (1/30/20). Teacher certification in one or more areas. Three years successful teaching experience in classrooms in PK-12 schools. Specialization in instructional technology and/or online teaching for PK-12 environments. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional technology and/or online teaching through scholarship, college/ university teaching, and/or professional experience. Experience with online learning environments as an instructor or as a learner. Established research agenda through juried publications and conferences relevant to the position. Experience: with diverse populations; working in school/university partnerships. Evidence of strong commitment to student learning, teaching excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful interview and teaching demonstration; Three successful background checks.

Preferred: Demonstrated record of scholarship in K-12 online teaching. Experience with: STEM Education; Special Education. Expertise with Quantitative and/or Qualitative Research Methodology. Evidence of successful post-secondary teaching related to the position. Active agent of educational change and innovation.