The Department of Education and Child Development is seeking a colleague committed to innovative teacher education in a student-centered liberal arts college. Because we serve a student body and larger community that is diverse in many ways, we are serious about seeking qualified candidates who have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching and teacher education centered around constructivist and reflective pedagogy. We seek a colleague who is also committed to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing future teachers to work effectively with diverse students, parents, and communities. Thus, the applicant should have experience teaching diverse learners, such as students in the process of learning a second language and/or students with special needs. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and/or experiences in the area of equity and inclusion. Strongly preferred are candidates with demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations.
Expectations Candidates will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the college's graduate program as well as the college's undergraduate liberal arts program. This includes, but is not limited to: One or more of the following: o Literacy Development in Elementary schools o Multiple Subject (elementary) Curriculum & Pedagogy: Language Arts w/Social Science and Visual & Performing Arts o Single Subject (secondary) Curriculum & Pedagogy: English/History Content Area Literacy o Children's Literature Education Research Methods According to California law [Education Code Section 44227.5 (a) and (b)], teacher education faculty are also required to participate actively in public elementary and secondary schools and classrooms at least once every three academic years.
Qualifications Ed.D. or Ph.D. or candidates who have achieved ABD status. Valid teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school (3-5 years) Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations (teaching evaluations).
The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. Offerings include undergraduate studies in child development, and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program.
Applications should include a statement of the candidate's philosophy of teaching, and conception of the well-educated teacher in a culturally/linguistically diverse society, as well as an application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, a dissertation abstract, and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference). Applicants must submit materials electronically (PDFs preferred) to Dr. Shannon Stanton, Department of Education & Child Development, Whittier College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will close November 3rd (late applications may be considered).
Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI.Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,650 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer. More information on the position is available at www.whittier.edu/job
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