Full-time Faculty, Special Appointment (PAL)

Milton, Massachusetts
Jul 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Thank you for considering Curry College in your search.

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs. 

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace. 

The Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) at Curry College is an internationally recognized program serving students with average to above-average intelligence who have language-based learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficits (ADHD), and /or Executive Function Disorder (EF). The program's metacognitive approach has been a model for over 40 years. The Program for the Advancement of Learning (PAL) is seeking a candidate to teach these students using strength-based, humanistic/holistic, developmental, and motivational approaches.

The PAL Department at Curry College invites applications for a new full-time professor for a Special Appointment in PAL at the Assistant or Associate level (dependent upon experience) for a one-year special appointment, for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  The successful candidate should be able to address current departmental needs and goals, which include expertise in dealing with issues such as: co-morbid disorders that accompany learning differently, knowledge in educational assessment and cognitive testing, and a current understanding of laws that govern adults with disabilities.

The new professor would be expected to advance program goals through metacognitive and transformational teaching and learning, scholarship and research, service, advising and collaborating with the greater Curry College community. The review of applications will begin immediately. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Special Education, Counseling, Psychology, Creative Arts, or a closely related field is required with a minimum of five years teaching experience in higher education.  Candidates must have experience working with students with learning differences to:

  • increase metacognitive awareness
  • enhance self-regulatory skills and behaviors
  • enhance receptive and expressive language skills
  • improve and utilize critical and creative thinking skills
  • become more active and engaged learners

Candidates must also have:

  • experience working with faculty from diverse disciplines
  • ability to use current assistive technology in educational settings
  • strong curriculum development and assessment skills

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration. Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of your teaching philosophy, and a copy of your unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required upon acceptance of an offer of employment) and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.                   

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