We are welcoming candidates for an early childhood teaching position in the Department of Education. Gordon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment to teach in undergraduate education. Position to begin August 2018. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
The education program at Gordon College is characterized by rigorous teacher preparation that is built upon scientifically based research including Universal Design for Learning. Principle teaching responsibilities will include courses in foundations of early childhood education, methods of teaching young children with disabilities, methods of teaching social studies or science, and supervising preservice teachers in off-site field experiences and senior practicum. Faculty responsibilities include advising students, supervising student internships and faculty assignment on college committees.
The Department of Education at Gordon College is composed of four full-time and 11 part-time faculty. The undergraduate education program prepares teachers from early childhood through grade 12 with concentrations in English as a Second Language and Special Education. Local school districts recognize Gordon for its excellence in teacher preparation.
Graduates of Gordon College’s education programs serve in public, charter and private schools as classroom teachers, interventionists, and specialists. Gordon College has a long-standing record for teachers entering the profession. One hundred percent of 2017 undergraduates and graduates are teaching in their licensed area.
The ideal candidate will have:
Doctorate, or appropriate terminal degree completed by the time of appointment
(ABD will be considered)
Passion for teaching young children and mentoring preservice teachers
Strong commitment to the Christian mission of the college
Collaborative skills that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries
Desire to foster the development of well-prepared preservice teachers in early
childhood education with instructional skills that can creatively engage students
Commitment to integrating undergraduate research into their own research agenda
Full-time classroom teaching experience
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.
As one of the country's top liberal arts colleges with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We need scholars with a depth of understanding, a breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of the dialogue.
Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vita that includes the names and contact information of three references, a sample of academic writing, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.
The review of applicants will begin on Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled. For more information to apply please go to: http://www.gordon.edu/teachatgordon
Gordon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diversity is necessary to our ability to achieve our goals and educational mission. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.