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Job ID: 153319

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Transylvania University

Date Posted Jan. 28, 2021
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
University Transylvania University
Lexington, KY, United States
Department Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Curriculum/Instruction

Transylvania University (, a top-tier, independent, residential liberal arts college in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Education. This is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2021. Transylvania University recognizes that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to the fulfillment of our mission as a liberal arts institution. To that end, we seek to attract a diverse faculty skilled in the scholarship of teaching, research and mentorship of students from a variety of backgrounds. Candidates are encouraged, in their cover letter, to identify their strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive academic community.

Job Responsibilities
Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, Foundations of Education, Philosophy of Education, Schooling in U.S. Culture, Learning Theory and Pedagogy, and Standards-Based Education. Other duties will include, on a rotating basis, supervision of practicum students and student teachers. A hallmark of the Transylvania Education Program is a commitment to diversity, with a strong critical and theoretical foundation in all courses, which serve both the Education teacher certification pathway/major and the Education and Social Change major and minor. The candidate will be expected to assist program colleagues with programmatic affairs and accreditation. The teaching load consists of three courses per semester, plus one short-term course in May that offers additional opportunities for innovative, team-taught courses.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction/teacher education, educational foundations, educational studies, or a related field by the start date. Experience in teaching at the P-12 level is required and college level teaching is preferred. Interest and/or experience with English Language Learners and/or immigration issues in education is also preferred, but not required.

To begin the application process, please submit one PDF that contains all of the following: your curriculum vitae, your unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. This one PDF, along with your cover letter, which will be cut and pasted into the application system, may be submitted by following the job openings link at If you have confidential letters of recommendation, please have those sent to If you are selected to move forward in the application process, you will be asked to provide official graduate transcripts. For questions specific to this search, please contact Dr. Tiffany Wheeler at Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021 and will continue until an appointment is made.

Transylvania University is ranked in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges by The Princeton Review, which cites its community-driven, personalized approach to a liberal arts education through 46 majors and 39 minors. Founded in 1780, it is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with approximately 1,000 students.

  • Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the university community. In support of this goal, we seek qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Tiffany Wheeler
    Transylvania University
    Lexington, KY


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