Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

  • Southwestern College
  • Winfield, KS
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

The Division of Education at Southwestern College seeks a colleague for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor with teaching and scholarly interests in K-12 education and educational leadership. The appointment begins August 2021.

The main responsibility of the candidate is teaching and service. The full-time faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, both on the main campus and online and engage in service to the division, college, surrounding school districts, and professional organizations.

The Southwestern College Education Division is committed to preparing teacher leaders to serve all student to high standards and influence equity, excellence, innovation in K-12 settings. Steeped in education theory, high quality instruction, and authentic classroom and building-engaged learning experiences, the SC education division prepares highly qualified teachers and PreK-12 educational leaders.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate courses in elementary and secondary education, teach undergraduate and/or graduate course in area(s) of educational expertise, and supervise candidates assigned to PDS partner schools and fieldwork.
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty in teaching, program oversight, accreditation, and service.
  • Develop relationships with partner schools and community agencies as appropriate.
  • Teach both traditional and non-traditional delivery options, e.g., online courses.
  • Tenure track assistant professor of elementary education with experiences in emergent literacy, foundations of education, and supervision fieldwork preferred.
  • Demonstrated potential for maintaining an active research and publication agenda.


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D in Educational Leadership preferred.
  • Master's degree in education required
  • Significant professional experience in K-12 education.
    • Minimum 3 - 5 years of successful professional-level teaching experience in K-12 education.
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and ability to incorporate experiences into instruction.
    • Evidence of commitment to professional practice in field-based settings.
  • Successful experience with culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills; ability to use current and emerging applications of technology including online delivery of instruction.
  • Strong skills in collaboration
  • Active pursuit of research and professional development opportunities

To fulfill our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. We seek candidates who can effectively mentor underrepresented minority students, and demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For most favorable consideration, applications should be submitted by June 6, 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for teaching at Southwestern College, including interest in specific courses mentioned along with:

  1. Curriculum Vitae or resume
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. Transcripts (copies accepted). Official transcripts are required at the time of appointment

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