Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) invites applications for a one-year (possible tenure-track) faculty position in special education (Education department) beginning August 2018.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and other courses per their training and experience. Depending upon expertise, they will have opportunity to provide leadership for a master’s degree in special education. A normal teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year. The department is especially interested in candidates who can effectively carry out scholarly activity, student advising, and faculty governance responsibilities.
PhD or EdD in Special Education (ideally Strat II endorsement) or a closely related field is preferred. Strong candidates will possess special education certification and have three to five years of experience in K-12 classrooms. Candidates in elementary education (general) and Teaching English as a Second Language or Reading expertise are also encouraged to apply. ABDs and professionals with a master’s degree and significant work experience will be considered.
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 and evangelical and ecumenical institution affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, 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.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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).