Posting Number: 0602297
Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Education
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Regular Full-time
Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible
Hiring Range: $60,000 per year + benefits package
Posting Date: 12/21/2021
Closing Date Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position
will remain open until filled.
Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning September 1,
2022. Work schedule will vary by term and course. Courses may be offered
during regular business hours (8am-5pm Monday thru Friday), in evenings or
occasionally on weekends.
The School of Education and Kinesiology invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position in areas related to SPED education in undergraduate and
graduate programs in the Department of Education. Faculty should be able to
contribute to pan-university requirements as needed (i.e. First Year
The Department of Education at Pacific Lutheran University offers programs
leading to teacher or administrator certification as well as a variety of
programs and professional development offerings for already certified
individuals. The department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive
academic community. We encourage applications from individuals whose
backgrounds or interests align with this commitment, and who foresee it
impacting their research, teaching, and service.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses (24 credits per year).
Maintain an active scholarly agenda.
Contribute to department and university service activities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Background working with, teaching, or mentoring a diverse group of
Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.
A commitment to high quality teaching in a private, liberal arts based
A team player who can work collaboratively with others.
Ability to articulate a clear scholarly agenda that is appropriate to the
department resources and position.
A commitment to working effectively with a diverse faculty and student
Knowledge of the needs of Special Education in the K-12 setting.
Commitment to continued growth and professional development.
Doctorate in Education or closely related field. ABD will be considered,
but Doctorate degree must be in hand by September 1, 2022.
Teaching experience in K-12 schools.
Teaching experience in higher education teacher preparation.
Knowledge of K-12 teaching standards for Washington State.
Academic knowledge or credentials in SPED.
Work occurs on a residential campus in a typical office setting.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit:
List of 3 references
Statement of teaching philosophy in which you describe your goals for
student learning, the methods you use to help students achieve them, and
how you assess student learning. This statement should also explicitly
address how you create an inclusive learning environment that is attuned
to diversity and equity.
For questions or more information, please contact Jan Weiss at
Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts,
professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
PLU continues the transformational tradition of Lutheran higher education
through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, freedom of expression,
and critical questioning. Offering distinctive opportunities for global
engagement, collaborative student-faculty research and purposeful learning,
PLU guides 2,900 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their
vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget
Sound-area businesses and institutions.
PLU is located on a 156-acre woodland campus in the Parkland neighborhood of
Tacoma, Washington and about 40 minutes south of downtown Seattle. The campus
reflects consciously green practices and is in proximity to the natural beauty
of Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and the Puget
PLU administration supports and respects the strong culture of faculty-shared
governance by working closely and collaboratively with faculty leadership to
sustain and strengthen existing structures and procedures while working
together on key institutional, academic and curricular decisions.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff
and student body from all religions, races, socioeconomic groups, sexual
orientations, and gender expressions and from all over the world. For the
2020-21 academic year, 35 percent of undergraduate students are the first
generation in their families to attend college; 41 percent self-identify as
students of color; and 31 percent are Pell Grant-eligible. PLU is an equal
opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically
underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with
disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives,
experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work
activities. For general application questions or if you need accommodations at
any point in the application and/or interview process, please contact the
Human Resources Office at 253-535-7185 or email@example.com.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Will you have a doctorate degree in hand by September 1, 2022?
Are you legally eligible to work in the United States on your hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United States for Pacific Lutheran University without sponsorship now or indefinitely into the future?
List of Three References