Heidelberg University — Assistant Professor of Education

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates passionate about sharing their knowledge, implementing strategies for student engagement and success, and building a community of education excellence.  Heidelberg University seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Education with experience and expertise in social studies and/or science for the 2021-2022 academic year.  This is a non-tenure track, 3-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.  Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.  

Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.  Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions.  Additionally, we are seeking faculty and staff members who are interested in positively contributing to vital University initiatives in student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation and placement.

The Assistant Professor of Education provides instruction, supervises field experiences, and academic advising to undergraduate students.  This faculty appointment includes a full-time teaching load of 24 credit hours per year in addition to office hours, student advising, university committee work, continuing scholarly activity and opportunities for professional development related to teaching and to the academic field. The position will start in August 2021 and reports directly to the Chair of the Education Department. 

The successful candidates will have demonstrated experience, qualifications and abilities, including:

  • Earned Ph.D or Ed.D in Educational Curriculum and Instruction or related field; ABD will be considered.   
  • Ability to develop curriculum and assess learning outcomes in social studies and/or science to improve the design and teaching of courses at the undergraduate levels. 
  • Expressed and demonstrated respect and sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of a diverse student body.
  • Knowledge and evidence of success using formalized academic assessment of learning outcomes for program improvement and student success.
  • Experience, knowledge and appreciation for a professional liberal arts mission within a small campus community.
  • Community-engaged learning approach (or interest in developing) that builds connections through local partnerships and service learning and volunteerism.
  • A strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement activities.
  • Willingness to participate in campus responsibilities and activities during the day, evenings, and /or weekends at both on-campus and off-campus locations.
  • Ability and flexibility to accept instructional assignments during the day, evenings, and /or weekends.
  • Flexibility and willingness to accept summer teaching assignments.
  • Commitment and a demonstrated record of academic excellence with professional and personal integrity.
  • Excellent relevant interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • A work ethic that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, and builds consensus in a high-energy and high-task environment.
  • A positive attitude and a sense of humor along with willingness to contribute ideas and take initiative.
  • In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work.  

For consideration, or to obtain additional information, please visit www.heidelberg.edu/careers where the online application is available.  Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references, and copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. In addition, a statement of teaching philosophy/teaching experience which incorporates how the candidate includes diversity, equity, and inclusion into the classroom and/or advising assignments, and a statement of research interests should be submitted.  Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  Official graduate transcripts will be required of the finalist.  We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, institutional budgetary restrictions will not allow us to sponsor visas.

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