Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

  • Knox College
  • Galesburg, IL
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

The Department of Educational Studies at Knox College invites applications for a full-time Visiting
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, beginning September 1, 2021. This is a one-year visiting appointment (non-tenure track). Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan.

Knox seeks candidates experienced in working with elementary and/or secondary school aged children as well as experience working with diverse communities of learners in the U.S. or internationally. The Educational Studies Department is particularly interested in creative, energetic teachers of undergraduate students who will contribute to equity within our community through engaging instruction and research. Candidates should have experience working with diverse populations of students and possess a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment.

The successful candidate will model, teach, and promote the department's philosophy to help students become critical and transformative educators for social justice. We are especially looking for someone with teaching and research background in Educational Psychology and/or teaching Emergent Bilingual youth. Additional areas of interest include history of education and assessment. The teaching load is 6 undergraduate education courses per year (2 courses per 10-week trimester).

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education is expected at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will be considered
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in a PK-12 environment
  • Experience working with curriculum development and teacher licensure
To apply, candidates should submit:
  1. A letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above, outlines the applicant's undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy, and explains the applicant's current and future research agenda
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three confidential references
Submission via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Scott DeWitt
Additional materials, including scholarly work and teaching portfolio with syllabi, may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via online video conference.

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination
In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.
The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College's policies and procedures.
Title IX Coordinator
Kimberly K. Schrader
Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209 337 South Cherry Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-341-7751
Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the
United States Department of Education's Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office 500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Phone: 312-730-1560
Inquiries regarding the College's policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Actof 1973 ("Section 504") should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.
For Employees:
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Amy Chambers
Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200 368 South Prairie Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-341-7200
For Students:
Director of Disability Support Services
Stephanie Grimes
Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183 340 South West Street
Phone: 309-341-7478

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