Illinois College — Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Education Program

Illinois College invites applications for a full-time faculty position (rank open) with responsibility for leading the Master of Arts in Education program. The program has been on hiatus and is being restructured as a fully online program for re-launch in 2022. Extensive teaching and administrative experience required; some experience in the K-12 educational environment strongly preferred. Particular interest and expertise in either Education Technology or Special Education a plus. The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm for the advancement of passionate, effective teachers.

Specifically, the successful candidate will:

  • Spearhead the transition of our Master of Arts in Education degree to an entirely online program and provide ongoing administrative leadership for the program
  • Design and teach courses in the Master of Arts in Education program
  • As possible, teach courses in our undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program in area(s) of expertise
  • Collaborate with faculty from multiple disciplines across the College in support of the Master of Arts in Education program
  • Advise students pursuing the Master of Arts in Education degree
  • Represent the Program and the College in the larger community
  • Provide professional service to the College and professional community.

Requirements for the position include:

  • An earned doctorate in education or appropriate related field
  • A strong background in Teacher Education, with preference for expertise in Education Technology or Special Education
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels; additional K-12 teaching experience preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations and a passion for equity and inclusion in education

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of its students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Please visit to apply. Applicants should upload the following attachments in PDF format to their application submission.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body
  • An example of scholarly work
  • Contact information for three references and/ or three letters of reference. References may also email letters directly to

Review of applications begins December 1, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.

Preferred start date of June 1, 2021; fall 2021 possible.

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.