The Elementary Education and Youth Development Program at Plymouth State
University in Plymouth, NH invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Faculty position to commence in August 2022. With an innovative, newly redesigned curriculum focused on field work and interdisciplinarity, instruction and supervision in this program are team-based. Emphasis in the programs centers on the four main outcome categories:
Relationships & Empowerment,
Context & Diversity,
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, and
Professionalism, Leadership, & Advocacy.
Successful candidates can look forward to collaborative work with program faculty and should expect to do any of the following: teach program and General Education courses, coordinate field placements, communicate and collaborate with program stakeholders and supervise and evaluate students in the field. Successful candidates must be comfortable teaching a variety of foundational topics (such as child development, problem-based learning, and technology integration) and will ideally have expertise and enthusiasm in the following areas: Community outreach, development and maintenance of partnerships, team teaching and field supervision. The Teaching Faculty position is full time, with benefits and funded on a year-to-year basis. The teaching load is 30 to 32 credit hours per year. The candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate students and provide service to the university.
Masterâs in Education or a related field
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of learners and collaborate effectively with students and colleagues
Demonstrated potential for excellent teaching
Skills to serve as an academic adviser and mentor for undergraduate students
Expertise to teach one or more of the following courses: Project Based Learning and Design Thinking, Foundations of Education, Child and Youth Development in Context
Plymouth State University offers high-quality baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Through research and innovative community partnerships, the University contributes to the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and beyond. Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students. Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learnin...g. PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, PSU’s 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. PSU has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.