Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa)invites applications for a one-year (possible tenure-track) faculty position in special education beginning August 2019.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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 Early Childhood or Teaching English as a Second Language expertise are also encouraged to apply. ABDs and professionals with a master’s degree and significant work experience will be considered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.
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 continue until the position is filled.
About Northwestern College
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.
That’s our heritage. That’s our mission.
Northwestern College values diversity and is committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of a diverse community of learners. That commitment finds expression in numerous ways.
A multicultural community
Northwestern's student body includes students from 17 different countries.
Among our faculty and staff are individuals from Argentina, Canada, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.
A number of faculty and staff have lived, studies or served in more than 30 countries, including Argentian, Bahrain, China, Ecuador, Greece, Indonesia, Oman, Romania, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.
Bridge Scholarships for students from underrepresented populations
Scholarships of $2,500 are available to students from historically underrepresented populations who are accepted into Northwestern's Bridge Scholars program.
Global learning and living
Northwestern offers semester-long study abroad programs in Oman, Rom...ania and dozens of other countries around the globe. Learn more
Spring Service Project trips offered each March give students cross-cultural experiences here in the U.S. and at three international sites. Learn more
Northwestern's Summer of Service program gives students the opportunity to spend up to 10 weeks serving in an overseas hospital, school, refugee camp or other missions setting. Learn more
Multi-Ethnic Resource Committee (MERC)
A 10-member team of faculty, staff and students, the Multi-Ethnic Resource Committee promotes the biblical values of intercultural competence and racial reconciliation. The committee works to strengthen multicultural education and awareness through student programs, curriculum development, diversity training, and campus-wide structural change. It also supports the recruitment and retention of an ethnically diverse faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and student body.
Vision for Diversity
Guided by the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption and restoration, Northwestern College strives to pursue God’s redeeming work in the world by courageously and faithfully engaging the fullness of our similarities and differences in our learning and living together.
We embrace diversity in God’s creation,
valuing each person as created in the image of the triune God and thus intended for community
respecting the complexity of human identities
recognizing human differences as central to an education that fosters critical thinking, empathy and dialogue
We lament human brokenness,
grieving out thoughts, words and actions that diminish, caricature or isolate one another
confessing our failure to hear and respond to marginalized voices on campus and in the world
recognizing our past and current participation in unjust social systems
repenting from any form of dehumanization that distorts God’s creation
We reconcile with one another,
bridging divisions that separate people from one another and from God
partaking in courageous conversations where varied perspectives are welcome
challenging unjust systems of power, privilege, and oppression
building and sustaining social structures that foster the common good
We embody shalom,
anticipating restored creation, where people from every nation, tribe and language worship God and live in harmony
pursuing human flourishing in our relationships, curriculum, staffing, resource allocation and corporate actions
affirming that all things hold together in Christ, to the glory of God