Assistant Professor M.Ed. Educational Administration
May 21, 2018
Orange City, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
Faculty Careers - Education
Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) seeks a full-time highly qualified assistant professor of education to teach online graduate courses and contribute to the development of the MEd Educational Administration + Principal Endorsement program. The position has an option for tenure track appointment, dependent on qualifications and areas of interest. The successful applicant will teach online during the traditional nine-month academic period (August 15–May 15), with the opportunity for additional teaching in the summer term. Service and scholarship or professional practice are expected. This position requires regular weekly office hours and meeting commitments on campus.
Northwestern has a thriving online program in education that focuses on relevant content, high engagement, faith integration and authentic learning experiences. The Education Department at Northwestern uses a ‘teacher as servant’ model that prepares teachers to offer the highest quality education in the world at public and private PreK-12 schools as a positive witness to God's good gifts of intelligence and creativity. Online faculty teach 8-week courses using Blackboard.
Interact daily with students online through classroom instruction, individual instruction, mentorship and scholarship.
Assess and provide rich feedback on student work and scholarship.
Nurture students’ understanding of the interconnectedness of their faith and calling to serve
K-12 students, teachers, staff and communities.
Advise students pursuing their MEd in Educational Administration
Remain current in new developments and research applicable to the discipline.
Collaborate with the MEd Director to establish the MEd Educational Administration program.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, assessment, course navigation and methods of instruction as necessary.
Establish course schedules for discipline courses, in consultation with the dean of the Graduate School and registrar.
With the MEd Director, facilitate the operation of the MEd Educational Administration program.
Oversee internship placements.
Ensure appropriate mentorship connections.
Participate in the selection of program faculty.
Assist with program assessment and departmental and institutional accreditation reporting, and work with education department members to accomplish the goals of the department.
Attend regular faculty, new faculty workshop, and departmental meetings.
Contribute to the goals and aims of Northwestern College through service on faculty committees and participation in governance.
Actively engage in scholarship or professional practice in K-12 education.
An EdS in Educational Administration required, and EdD or PhD preferred.
Experience as a principal required and varied levels of principal experience or superintendent experience preferred.
Strong record of teaching excellence required.
Mentoring skills are essential and excellent online teaching preferred
Demonstrated potential for significant professional productivity through scholarship or professional engagement in the field of K-12 education.
Superior written communication and interpersonal skills.
Adept with technology, including the Internet, learning management systems and Microsoft Office programs. Blackboard experience is a plus.
Flexible schedule; must be willing to work with students outside of the traditional workday.
A strong Christian faith, commitment to integrating faith with learning and calling, and a commitment to Christian liberal arts.
The candidate will exhibit a love of Christ and an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. As a Christian Academic Community, we seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, collegiality, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world. Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
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About Northwestern College
Our Identity: Northwestern College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of community among learners on campus and online. We offer bachelor's degrees in traditional and professional programs, as well as graduate degrees and certificate programs.
Our mission: Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world. We approach learning and scholarship in conversation with John Calvin’s moving depiction of the “two books” of revelation, Scripture and natural knowledge. As Calvin writes: “Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” To which he adds, “in the first place, no one can look upon himself without immediately turning his thoughts to the contemplation of God, in whom he “lives and moves” (Institutes, I.1.1). The most important thing to take from this classic piece of Reformed theol...ogy is this: our very capacity to learn is itself a remarkable gift from God. Our commitment to pursue excellence in teaching students to live lives of meaning and purpose is grounded in the biblical claim that “all things have been created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:13-14; 16).