Summary of Position
The Education Department at Keene State College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Elementary Education with a focus in mathematics and science. We seek faculty who can work collaboratively with school professionals to prepare socially responsible teachers.
This position focuses on working with colleagues to integrate mathematics and science to meet the needs of all students across the curriculum. Typically, a twelve-credit teaching load per semester is comprised of eight credits devoted to teaching/supervision in the undergraduate Elementary Methods program with the remaining four credits supporting foundational courses. Collaboration in the areas of teaching, service and scholarship with colleagues in the department and across the College, as well as with schools in the region, are an integral part of this position. As part of regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, all faculty members are expected to teach in the major, and may have opportunity to teach courses in the College's Integrative Studies Program.
Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitment to well-being that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College's ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
At Keene State College, we share an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Education focus and achieve the College's goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College's Strategic Plan.
The Education Department at Keene State College is in the ongoing process of enhancing the curriculum in our program to better prepare our future educators for today's diverse classrooms. The department utilizes assessments, feedback from the field, and our collective expertise to continually improve and evolve the education program. The Education Department includes both undergraduate and graduate programs in the preparation of teachers. Keene State College holds NCATE accreditation for all educator preparation programs and the elementary education program is currently nationally recognized (with conditions, by CAEP).
The Education Department strives to prepare education professionals who:
Explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process;
Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors that meet high standards;
Understand the world from multiple perspectives; and
Contribute to a just and equitable world.
Additional Job Information
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
Letter of application addressing the position description and qualifications
Three (3) letters of current reference, one of which must address teaching
Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit letter of recommendation to your application.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion. For full consideration, please submit materials by November 15, 2019.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
An earned doctorate in Education or related field. ABD near completion will also be considered, but must be completed by August 1, 2020.
A minimum of five years full-time teaching experience at the elementary level (K-6).
Supervision/mentoring of pre-service teachers and/or educational professionals.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Strong background in mathematics and science pedagogy within and across elementary content areas
Demonstration of solid foundation of mathematics and/or science content knowledge
Expertise in adapting, modifying, and differentiating lessons and curricula to meet the developmental cognitive, social, and emotional needs of elementary students
Experience teaching in an inclusive environment with diverse student populations (examples: SES, students with IEPs and 504 plans, ELL, cultural, and racial/ethnic)
Public school elementary (K-6) teaching experience
College teaching experience
Collaborative engagement between higher education and public schools
Evidence of research agenda and scholarly activity
Salary is based on the prevailing Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $69,840. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.
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Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. We are located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: https://www.keene.edu, https://www.usnh.edu/ or https://www.ci.keene.nh.us.
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