Assistant Adjunct Professor in Secondary Teacher Education, Humanities (Full Time)

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About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:
Mills College invites applications for a full-time, Assistant Adjunct Professor in Teacher Education, with an emphasis on secondary education. The School of Education credential program has an outstanding reputation for preparing teachers for urban schools, who have a commitment for social justice and social change through education. Applicants will need to demonstrate excellence in teaching in higher education, including experience in active learning and pedagogical innovation, and have experience and expertise in secondary education and social change, with an emphasis on teaching humanities in urban settings. The successful candidate will oversee the Humanities Single Subject Teacher Credential Program, guide and coordinate the work of field supervisors and cooperating teachers, and serve as the advisor for Humanities Single Subject teacher candidates.

We are interested in candidates with a disposition and vision to build upon the strengths of our credential program, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, experience and interest in preparing teachers for urban contexts, ability to collaborate with other faculty and local communities, and experience and interest in integrating technology in teacher education. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses and advise students, work with field supervisors, and participate in admissions activities.

Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Candidates with the expertise and experience to support the College's efforts to promote success for our Latinx students effectively are encouraged to apply.

This is a one academic year renewable contract position to begin in August 2018.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree. Experience teaching in secondary schools in one or more of the humanities (i.e., Social Science, English, or Art) is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of inquiry and experience in teacher assessment. Women and other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Additional Information:
This is an full-time exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is $60,000.00 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 12 sick days and 10 paid holidays annually. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: 403(b) retirement plan, pet insurance, long-term care insurance and legal-assistance insurance.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

Application Instructions:
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter outlining teaching and research interests, and supporting materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants should also provide the names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time. Screening will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

There are relocation funds associated with this position.

Please note that this position is not eligible for sponsorship of employment visas





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Posted: 4/3/2018
Application Due: 6/4/2018
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