Assistant Professor of Education
Juniata College, a highly ranked liberal arts college of 1,600 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in teacher education available August 2014. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, teacher preparation, and liberal arts education. Important accomplishments include a strong record of teaching effectiveness and scholarship, a commitment to program development and inclusive teacher education programs, and a desire to contribute to the Education Department and overall life of the College.
Requirements include: Teacher certification in social studies; a doctorate (or ABD) with a primary focus in curriculum, educational leadership, and/or supervision; and a minimum of three years of successful middle school or secondary classroom teaching social studies or related areas. Experience supervising student teachers and expertise in instructional technology are also desirable.
Primary responsibilities include: Supervising student teachers at the secondary level; teaching social studies methods, instructional technology, and co-teaching general secondary methods courses; assisting with the development of new programs; and working with history, political science, and English faculty on certification programs and other initiatives. Advising, service on college committees, participation in community activities, and professional development are also important requirements of full-time faculty at Juniata College.
Juniata College's Education Department works in close partnership with local schools and the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit to prepare excellent teachers in 14 different areas of certification. Juniata's graduates typically place in the top quartile in the Title II report that ranks all PA colleges who prepare teachers.
It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity.
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