Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Education, the Connecticut College Education Department

The Connecticut College Education Department has an opening for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Education. The position emphasizes an interest in critical pedagogy and public education to align with our department’s commitment to critical pedagogy and public education. The posting also highlights scholarship on bilingual education, STEAM or global education. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.

The position announcement is below and can also be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/44883[apply.interfolio.com]

The Education Department at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Elementary Education at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

This is an opportunity to join a Department that upholds a commitment to critical pedagogy, prepares future teachers as public intellectuals, and actively engages matters of teaching, learning, schooling, and educational policy. It is also an opportunity to join a campus community working to build on the College’s equity-oriented founding and traditions, fulfill its commitment to pedagogical excellence, and support its students to “put the liberal arts into action” for the greater good.

Candidates must have an earned relevant doctorate or defense date by August 2018; demonstrated scholarly potential or strong publication record; demonstrated commitment to critical pedagogy and public education; and specialization in one or more of the following areas: STEAM education, bilingual education, and global education. The strongest applications will also evidence accomplished undergraduate teaching, firm grounding in K-8 teaching, science and math methods expertise, and familiarity with teacher education program development and accreditation processes.

This new colleague will be expected to: 1) teach 2-3 methods courses, ideally including 1 science and mathematics methods course, out of a regular load of 5 courses a year; 2) supervise student teachers (as part of the regular course load); 3) advise teacher candidates; and 4) contribute to shared departmental and College labor.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective college with a strong commitment to the liberal arts tradition and an emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College is committed by mission to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff. Salary and benefits are competitive. The College is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (http://acn.fivecolleges.edu[acn.fivecolleges.edu]), and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary and benefits are competitive. While the regular course load is 3-2, tenure-track faculty teach a reduced load (2-2) in the first year. The College offers strong support for teaching and research.  For pre-tenure faculty this includes: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review.

Applicants should submit via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/44883[apply.interfolio.com]): a cover letter; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; graduate transcripts; and a statement of teaching philosophy (that reflects an understanding of critical pedagogy). The search process will begin immediately. Preliminary interviews will be held by Skype/Zoom during early November. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

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