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Assistant Professor of Education
Bryn Athyn College

  • Jan. 9, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Education
  • Bryn Athyn College
    Bryn Athyn, PA
    United States
  • Feb. 1, 2017
  • Jul. 1, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Reading/Developmental Education
    Education - General
    Special Education
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Bryn Athyn College ( is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track position in education at the rank of assistant professor to begin July 1, 2017. This position offers a unique opportunity to serve as the lead for developing and implementing an innovative Master of Science in Education. The goal of the program is to develop teachers who can draw on a deep knowledge base in literacy when making curricular and instructional decisions and who have a spiritual perspective on education. Funding for the development of the program has been secured.

Responsibilities in the first-year focus on developing the program, conducting research and teaching a course in research-based interventions. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will increase in subsequent years. Faculty positions are nine and one-half months; program development may require summer work in the first years.

Position responsibilities include:
· Developing and implementing a graduate program in education;
· Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Education Department;
· Developing an active research agenda related to the program;
· Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and special education;
· Advising graduate students; and
· Working collaboratively with schools and other organizations to implement and supervise educator experiences.

A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a relevant field. Reading specialist or special education certification is preferred. Ongoing literacy research is highly desirable. Experience teaching using multiple formats including face-to-face, lecture capture, and/or online is desirable. A background in accreditation and experience working with government licensing agencies to develop certification programs is highly desirable.

Founded in 1877, Bryn Athyn College is a small, private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the New Church, a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. Bryn Athyn serves as an intellectual center for all who desire to engage in higher education enriched, guided, and structured by the study of the Old Testament, New Testament, and theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Bryn Athyn is seeking applicants who are committed to the College’s mission and values, and who are interested in contributing to a curriculum grounded in New Church concepts.

Bryn Athyn undergraduate curriculum pairs rigorous academics with spiritual inquiry, and emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, public presentation, and experiential education. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design a complimentary graduate program in education. Classes at Bryn Athyn are small, with an average class size of 14 students and a student-faculty ratio of 7:1. The 130-acre campus is located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, just 14 miles north of center-city Philadelphia. For information about Bryn Athyn College and its mission, see

Bryn Athyn College is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt – Fennell. Nominations and application materials should be submitted via email to Cheryl Hyatt at Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for three professional references. Each item should be submitted as a separate document. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to February 1, 2017 to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

For more information contact:
Cheryl Hyatt – 724-242-0476

  • Bryn Athyn College is an equal opportunity employer.

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