Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position available September 1, 2019. Weekend or evening classes may be required. Summer teaching may be available, but is not guaranteed.

General Description:
This is a full-time, tenure-track position in the School of Education and Kinesiology in areas related to STEM education in undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Education. The person who is hired into this position will teach the equivalent of 24 credit hours per academic year. Faculty should be able to contribute to pan-university requirements as needed (i.e. First Year Experience program).

The Department of Education at Pacific Lutheran University offers programs leading to teacher or administrator certification as well as a variety of programs and professional development offerings for already certified individuals. The department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment, and who foresee it impacting their research, teaching, and service.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Teach a 24 credit load equivalent.
  • Courses to be taught include: EDUC 373: Math, Science and Assessment (4 credits): EDUC 375: Technology Integration (2 credits-1 to 2 sections depending on cohort size): EDUC 566: Elementary Math and Science (2 credits, 2 sections) EDUC 563A: Integrating Seminar: Applications in Technology (2 credits, 2 sections) EDUC 561: Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers (Math/Science) (4 credits) and some combination of the following based on expertise and department need: EDUC 331 Building Professional Learning Communities (2 credits), EDUC 403 Building Professional Learning Communities (2 credits), EDUC 460 Professional Learning Communities (2 credits) EDUC 450 Seminar (2 Credits) EDUC 205: Multicultural Perspectives in the classroom 4 credits.
  • Participate in department and university service which may include service to general education and faculty governance.
  • Engage in scholarly work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Background working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups and/or diverse students.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.
  • Knowledge of the needs of STEM education.
  • Commitment to continued growth and professional development.
  • Commitment to high quality teaching in a private, liberal arts based university.
  • Team player who can work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to articulate a clear scholarly agenda that is appropriate to the department resources and position.
  • Commitment to working effectively with a diverse faculty and student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education or closely related field. ABD will be considered, but doctoral degree must be in hand by September 1, 2019.
  • Teaching experience in K-12 schools.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States on hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United States for Pacific Lutheran University without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in higher education in a teacher preparation program.
  • Knowledge of K-12 teaching standards for Washington State.
  • Academic knowledge or credentials in one or more areas of STEM education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter expressing your interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of 3 References with contact information, including e-mail address
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy in which you describe your goals for student learning, the methods you use to help students achieve them, and how you assess student learning. This statement should also explicitly address how you create an inclusive learning environment that is attuned to diversity and equity.

For inquiries, please contact Jan Weiss, search committee chair, at 253-535-7282 orĀ weissjm@plu.edu.Other Information:
Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.

Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.