Overview

Shenandoah University’s School of Education & Leadership is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction beginning August 2019. This is a full time benefited faculty position based at our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.

The School of Education & Leadership offers professional certificate and masters programs in teacher education, educational administration, and leadership, and doctoral programs in leadership. All Teacher Education Licensure programs, and the Administration and Supervision Licensure program are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Virginia Department of Education.

The School of Education & Leadership prepares practitioner-leaders. Our programs encourage collaboration; thoughtful examination of the foundations, current contexts and future possibilities of the fields of study; and proactive, problem-centered philosophies of educational and professional practice. We produce graduates who will be knowledge-driven, caring, and competent decision-makers whose thinking is informed by reflective practice.

This position will teach five undergraduate or graduate level courses each academic year in teacher preparation; advise students; and assist with the practicum/internship, student recruitment, accreditation, and program development. Additional responsibilities may include service on faculty committees, special initiatives, and dissertations.

Qualifications:

We seek candidates with knowledge of current practices, trends, and research in education, deep understanding of pedagogy and best classroom practices, and the ability to apply this understanding in student-centered, inquiry-driven programs.

This position requires a terminal degree in Education, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field from an accredited institution. Candidates must hold or be eligible to hold a Virginia Administrative License and must demonstrate a record of recent successful administrative leadership in public schools.

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in teaching preservice and in-service teachers
  • Experience working with CAEP accredited teacher licensure programs
  • Experience and commitment to preparing individuals to work with diverse student populations, constituencies, and communities
  • Skill in supervising practicum/internship
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with school districts, professional groups, and other agencies
  • Ability to work within a collaborative university environment
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion consistent with the university’s mission
  • A style marked by integrity, transparency, and fairness
  • Potential for scholarly contributions to the field, research, and professional development activities

Complete application submissions will include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must submit all requested documentation and meet all noted requirements of the job in order to be considered for the position. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background check will be required. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Please include a statement in your cover letter addressing ways in which you may be able to contribute to that commitment.

To apply for this position, go to the following page at https://shenandoahuniversity-careers.silkroad.com/. At the resulting page, click on the “ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION” job title written in blue under the heading “Latest Job Listings” on the left side of that screen; then click one of the “Resume/CV” button choices in the “Apply” box at the bottom of the posting to input your information. If this is the first time you will have applied to a Shenandoah University position using this automated process, choose the “New” option. Be prepared to upload the previously referenced documents as you go through this process.