Sweet Briar College — Assistant or Associate Professor of Education

Sweet Briar College, a women’s college increasingly defined by innovation, has launched a bold academic program that integrates the liberal arts with women’s leadership to prepare graduates to address the challenges facing our world. Faculty are committed to cultivating the habits of mind—in problem solving, decision making, and creativity—that are critical for leaders. These values are embedded in the College’s institutional vision and supported by our confidence that academic excellence, small classes, and dedication to empowering young women will position Sweet Briar and its graduates to thrive. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College. 

Job Title:  Assistant or Associate Professor of Education

Classification:  Full-time, one-year, benefits eligible faculty position, with the possibility of tenure track/tenure appointment

Reports To: Social Sciences and Humanities Division Head

Job Summary/Objective:
Sweet Briar College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Education with the possibility of appointment to tenure track or with tenure for an exceptional candidate. The successful candidate will be an engaged scholar-teacher with expertise in the areas of curriculum, assessment and differentiated instruction and action research. Preference will go to candidates who are able to model backward design and differentiated curriculum and instruction. The faculty member will also responsible for supervising clinical and student teaching experiences and advising undergraduate and graduate students in our Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Previous experience with national accreditation of education programs is preferred.  Teaching load is 3 course equivalents per semester.

At Sweet Briar College, elementary education and teaching majors may earn a B.A. and licensure in four years or earn a M.A.T. with licensure in a five-year program.  Students also can earn teacher licensure in secondary education in biology, chemistry, English, history and social science, or mathematics and PreK-12 education in dance arts, theatre arts, or visual arts through the M.A.T. Program.

Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome. Sweet Briar prides itself on creating a learning environment that encourages young women to fulfill their highest potential. Leadership in all walks of life is fostered by the special connections our faculty make with their students, and Sweet Briar women translate their academic experiences into interesting and important lives. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. Candidates completing a terminal degree will also be considered;
  • At least three years of K-12 teaching experience;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at undergraduate level; 
  • Demonstrated interest in working across disciplines and engaging in collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service; and 
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with national accreditation of education programs through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

How to Apply:
To apply, visit the Sweet Briar College Career Center: https://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/. All applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) statement on teaching philosophy and research interests; and 4) a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through work in this position; 5) the names and full contact information for three professional references. Items should be submitted in a single PDF file. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.