Roberts Wesleyan College, located in Rochester, NY, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty Teacher Education Faculty position beginning July 1, 2019. Rank and salary are based on degree earned, college teaching, and other professional experience.
The primary responsibility of all faculty at Roberts Wesleyan College is teaching. Additional faculty responsibilities include serving on department and college committees, advising teacher education students, supervising student teachers, collaborating to develop new programs and community partnerships, and preparing for accreditation. Promotion and tenure at the College is based on achievement across four broad categories: teaching, scholarship, profession-related activity, and service.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate in a relevant educational field and professional teaching certification. Preference will be given to individuals with college level teaching and administrative experience. Specialized expertise in literacy, special education, assessment-driven instruction, educational technology, and/or educational research is highly desirable. Candidates must have a record of at least five years of effective teaching at the elementary, middle, secondary, and/or collegiate level, and demonstrate a commitment to engage in education-related scholarship. Candidates must be highly skilled and flexible: able to teach a wide variety of education courses to undergraduate and graduate students in traditional and nontraditional programs, including online courses.
Candidates must demonstrate a Christian faith commitment consistent with the mission of the College, and a commitment to achieving the educational goals and teaching standards established by the Department. See below.
The Roberts Wesleyan College Department of Teacher Education:
The Department of Teacher Education is one of the largest departments at Roberts Wesleyan College with over 250 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate education majors include Early Childhood/Special Education, Childhood/Special Education, Adolescence Education, K-12 Music Education, Art Education, and K-12 Physical Education. The Department offers M.Ed. programs leading to initial certification in Childhood/Special Education and Adolescence/Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist, and M.Ed. programs leading to professional certification in Literacy and Special Education. The M.Ed. in Special Education is a fully online program. The Department also offers a non-traditional cohort-based modular program called Pathway to Teaching that provides an alternate route for adult learners to complete a B.S. degree that leads to initial certification at the childhood or adolescent level. Candidates will find this is an exciting time to join the Department of Teacher Education at Roberts.
Mission Statement for the Teacher Education Program:
The mission of all teacher educations programs at Roberts Wesleyan College is to prepare women and men to be highly competent, moral and caring teachers who will effectively educate the increasingly diverse population of students in public and private schools.
From the Roberts Wesleyan College Strategic Plan (2014):
Identity Statement: Roberts Wesleyan College is an academic community led by faithful men and women who share a deep commitment to Christ-centered living and learning. In the spirit of our Wesleyan heritage, we embrace the rich diversity of the Christian faith. We welcome as employees all who share our Christian commitment and as students all who respect that commitment. Focused on teaching and students, we provide transformative educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional fields for traditional and nontraditional students so that they may fulfill our mission of scholarship, spiritual formation, and service in their local communities and throughout the world.
Mission Statement: As a community of learners committed to historic Christianity, Roberts Wesleyan College seeks to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society.
Applications will be accepted until December 14, 2018, or until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required and can be downloaded at www.roberts.edu/employment. Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and curriculum vitae to:
Mark LaCelle-Peterson Acting Chair, Department of Teacher Education Roberts Wesleyan College 2301 Westside Dr. Rochester, NY 14624 Lacellepeterson_mark@roberts.edu
Roberts Wesleyan College complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws and is committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Roberts Wesleyan College
With an enrollment of 1,740 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts and professional studies colleges with a Christian worldview. Striving for higher learning with a higher purpose, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate programs taught by high-quality, caring faculty. Graduate programs include business, education, health administration, healthcare informatics administration, marketing, nursing, school counseling and school psychology, and social work. Innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs are also available for working adults in health administration, nursing, organizational management and teacher education. In 2018, Roberts Wesleyan College was honored on the annual Great Colleges to Work For list, presented by The Chronicle of Higher Education, for the fourth year in a row. The suburban, 75-acre campus is located approximately 10 miles southwest of the center of Rochester, NY. For more information, please visit www.roberts.edu.
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