St. Mary’s College of Maryland — Open Rank Professor of Educational Studies, Focus on Elementary Education

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the position of assistant, associate or full professor of educational studies, with a focus on elementary education, starting Fall 2017.  Our minor in Educational Studies is one of the most popular on campus. Graduates of our 11-month MAT program are highly sought after.  We seek an enthusiastic individual who values our public liberal arts mission and our commitment to inclusive diversity.

Responsibilities include teaching our integrated elementary methods sequence in the graduate program, which covers general elementary methods as well as science, math and social studies methods; teaching  additional courses in some combination of literacy methods and early childhood methods (graduate level); the potential to contribute to courses in our undergraduate minor, including courses in special education, educational psychology or ESL, would be a bonus; carrying out an active research agenda, ideally focused on inequities or issues of inclusivity and access for diverse student populations at the elementary level; participating in ongoing program development and evaluation; and providing service to the department, the college, our local school district, and the profession.

Minimum qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in elementary education or a related field by the time of employment; potential for sustained research and publication; strong teaching evaluations; minimum of three years of preK-5 teaching experience; and knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse school-age and college-age students.

Preferred qualifications: A record of department-level leadership including accreditation and program approval processes; effective collaborations with k12 partnerships; experience with edTPA; an established research agenda; and experience obtaining external funding.

The Department of Educational Studies and St. Mary’s College of Maryland have a strong commitment to diversity. We particularly seek applications from members of underrepresented groups, and those who have experience with and commitment to working with underrepresented groups.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college.  With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges.  St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.   Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), evidence of teaching effectiveness (associate or full) or statement of teaching philosophy (assistant), statement of how the applicant will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications are being accepted online at:  Questions may be directed to Angela Johnson, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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