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Job ID: 150813

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
St. Lawrence University

Date Posted Dec. 9, 2020
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
University St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY, United States
Department Education
Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Education - General
    Teacher Education

At St. Lawrence University, we believe that the liberal arts offer an essential foundation for leadership. We are looking for a colleague to teach courses and mentor students in our graduate program in leadership. A majority of our graduate students are coaches or staff members at St. Lawrence University. The person hired into the position will teach 2 graduate courses and 1 undergraduate course in our educational studies minor each semester.

We are looking for someone who can teach courses in the theory and practice of leadership and who can teach courses on the history, theory, or practice of higher education. We expect that the person in this position will bring a focus on social justice to their work, and we are particularly interested in someone with a background in critical race theory, culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies and related intellectual frameworks. An ability to teach quantitative methods or supervise master’s projects that use quantitative methods is a plus. We expect candidates will have mentoring and teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate level.

As a department we believe that faculty members should teach from their passions, and the person in this position will have a great deal of freedom to develop the courses they will teach. Because we value having a colleague who is excited to share their passions with our students, we ask that you provide a list of five courses you would like to teach at St. Lawrence along with a brief (3-5 sentence) description of these courses when you apply.

We expect this position will be renewed for a second year, and there is the possibility that it will extend beyond this initial two-year period.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in leadership (broadly understood) or higher education (also broadly understood) at the time of appointment;
  • A tangible commitment to social justice;
  • Experience teaching and mentoring at the post-secondary level; and
  • An understanding and appreciation of a liberal arts approach to graduate education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An ability to teach quantitative research methods
  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses in leadership or higher education

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the "special instructions to applicant" section. Applications should be submitted by February 1, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Jeff Frank, Search Chair, at (

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged.

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  • St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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