Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.
Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.
To learn more about Grand View's commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link: https: // www. grandview.edu/about/diversity
POSITION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION (TENURE TRACK)
EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall 2023
The Education Department at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA invites applicants to join an innovative department in a liberal arts setting offering undergraduate and master degree programs. We seek applicants who are committed to diversifying the teaching force through intentional recruitment and retention efforts. Our department strives to break barriers to educational access, teach openly about the role of the individual in social change, and work towards cultivating more open approaches to non-dominant cultures/races/orientations; we encourage candidates to apply who have a similar social justice orientation. Our university prides itself on being a student-ready institution, serving a high population of first-generation college students and transfer students.
Candidates will support our department mission, “Grand View's Teacher Education Program empowers teachers, through vibrant learning communities and self-reflection, to be innovative, culturally responsive, and resourceful leaders who are empowered to respond to the dynamic needs of learners for a global society.”
Successful candidates should be committed to strengthening our education program. Candidates are expected to have commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate/graduate teaching, working closely with traditional and non-traditional students in a small college environment with a commitment to student success, and active engagement in scholarly activities. Opportunities to teach graduate courses and courses in the Liberal Arts Core are available.
Our Mission: Grand View's Teacher Education Program empowers teachers, through vibrant learning communities and self-reflection, to be innovative, culturally responsive, and resourceful leaders, who are empowered to respond to the dynamic needs of learners for a global society.
Grand View's Commitment to you: Grand View provides an intentional mentoring and support program through our Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). New faculty are paired with experienced faculty as a component of an intentional induction program. Faculty in the Education Department collaborate on a regular basis to ensure that the program is preparing teacher candidates to engage in the K-12 schools of the 21st century as innovative, culturally responsive advocates for their students and colleagues.
Masters of Education, doctorate preferred.
Candidates must have previous teaching experience in a K-12 setting. Commitment to culturally competent preparation of teacher candidates to work successfully with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.
A minimum of three years of successful experience in K-12 settings.
Prefer candidates with elementary experience, will also consider candidates with Literacy (Dyslexia and/or Science of Reading) expertise.
Prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level and supervision/mentoring experience is desired.
Earned Ph.D./ Ed.D. degree in Education
Candidates are preferred to have at least four years of successful teaching experience at the K-12 level.
History of supervising students in the field or mentoring new teachers is desired.
Experience and passion for mentoring, recruitment and retention, and collaboration with local schools and education stakeholders.
Candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in a variety of modalities, including in-person, blended, online.
Academic responsibilities include: teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses and providing departmental service, including advising students.
Curriculum Vitae including names and contact information for three references
A letter of application - including why you are a unique and good fit, including information about your scholarly agenda
Teaching and Diversity Statement:
Include your approach to mentoring new teachers
Include a few remarks about your teaching philosophy
Our department is dedicated to diversifying the field of education by producing teacher candidates from groups typically under-represented in the education profession. We are committed to preparing teachers who are culturally competent and culturally responsive. How would you see yourself contributing to this goal – please speak to your philosophy (possibly including experiences) with diversity in general, and diverse colleagues/students, and your willingness to expand.
Position open until filled.
All applicants must apply through our online application system.
Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.
A pre-employment background check is required.