The elementary education faculty member teaches a variety of content and methods courses and supervises student teachers primarily in the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program in the School of Education at Saint Mary’s. This position may also teach and supervise student teachers in our Master of Arts in Teaching program as needed. The faculty member is accountable for highly effective leadership and practice in student learning and engagement. This role is expected to collaboratively engage with colleagues and students in an environment of trust, open communication, and innovation. The faculty member should be knowledgeable about application of best practices grounded in research in service to the needs and long term best interests of future teachers and the learners they will go on to serve. This is an annually renewable contract with the potential to become a tenure track position.
The faculty member must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the Lasallian Catholic mission of the university and to the scholarship of teaching and learning. The faculty member must also exhibit a record of elementary or middle school, and/or university teaching that supports a learner-centered approach to education. Effective organizational and interpersonal communications skills and excellent written communication skills are required.
Doctorate in education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution preferred; minimum of eight years of teaching in an elementary or middle school setting preferred.