The Teacher Education Department of Misericordia University seeks a tenure track faculty member to join our department at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning in August 2019. Misericordia University’s Teacher Education Department offers a variety of programs in Elementary and Special Education, Middle Level Education, Secondary Education, and at the graduate level. Preferred candidates are those who hold a Doctorate in Education that emphasizes Special Education or related field and who have prior teaching experience in special education, particularly for students with low incidence disabilities. We aim to hire faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, engagement in peer-reviewed scholarship, graduate education program development, and a commitment to the University’s mission. The candidate should have a desire to teach in both undergraduate and graduate education programs; experience in online course development and facilitation is necessary. Candidates who are effective teachers who also have demonstrated ability in strategic planning, program assessment, and program development are encouraged to apply. Misericordia is committed to student, faculty, and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.
- Earned doctoral degree in Education with emphasis in Special Education or closely related field.
- Successful experience teaching special education students for at least 3 years in a preK-12 school setting
- Experience with online course development and facilitation
- An established record of scholarly productivity and proven track record of external funding or demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across the University.
- Experience with both undergraduate and graduate teacher education.
- Ability to advise and supervise a diverse student body in undergraduate, and graduate programs.
- Experience in graduate education development
- Demonstrated ability or potential to extend evidence-based instructional practices to educational systems.
Responsibilities, but are not limited to:
- Teach courses.
- Supervise practicum students and student teachers.
- Provide academic advising for undergraduate and graduate education majors.
- Participate and facilitate preparation of reports for program assessment and accreditation.
- Contribute to program area, department, college, and university governance.
Misericordia University, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is a Catholic institution located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two hours from New York City and Philadelphia. The university’s approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide acclaim.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references online.
Questions can be directed to Colleen M. Duffy, Ed.D, Chair, Teacher Education Department firstname.lastname@example.org