Assistant Professor of Education, a non-tenure-track position

Decorah, Iowa
Dec 03, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with a population of two thousand students located in Decorah, IA.  Our faculty and students are highly engaged in academics and research, music programs, athletics, sustainability, and service.  Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther values its heritage, just as it values the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty, who hail from many faith backgrounds and heritages.  Coming from 39 states and 74 countries, 12% of our students are domestic students of color and 9% are international students.

Our location in the beautiful driftless region of northeast Iowa offers a wealth of opportunities not often found in small towns.  The economic vitality of the Decorah area is attributable to being a regional hub for outdoor recreation, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, top ranked schools, business, agriculture, specialty retail, dining and tourism.  In a scenic rural setting, we are an easy 70 mile drive to three urban cities including Rochester, MN, home of Mayo Clinic and an IBM major campus.    

Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, with a focus on mentoring and providing development opportunities and support to new faculty cohorts. This support includes new faculty workshops, development and research funding, faculty mentoring groups, providing membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), and opportunities through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).  Applicants from historically underrepresented groups, in particular ethnic, racial and gender groups are encouraged to become a candidate for the following position.

Position and Qualifications:  Luther College seeks an Assistant Professor of Education, a non-tenure-track position to begin August 2019. This is a five-year term position, with opportunity for renewal; annual appointment based on performance review and enrollments. Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred; Masters with applicable experience will be considered (instructor rank). Minimum three years recent experience teaching in a K-8 classroom and special attention to teaching math preferred. Experiences teaching at the college level and familiarity with the edTPA is highly valued. Experience and willingness to teach and to use educational technology is required.

Teaching responsibilities will include methods courses in mathematics (special emphasis on elementary math education) and STEM. Course assignments may also include educational psychology, the diverse and exceptional learner, supervision of introductory practica, and supervision of student teachers. Advising will be a responsibility starting in the second year. The teaching load is seven courses, spread over the fall, January, and spring terms. Additional duties include committee and departmental work, and meeting prospective students. Experience with diverse student populations is an asset.

Apply:  Review of applications begins January 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.  Apply at  Applicant’s dossier will include:

  • letter of application (outline your qualifications, summarize your teaching and research interests, and briefly highlight strengths that align with strengths of Luther College)
  • curriculum vitae
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation from professional references who can address your abilities in teaching and scholarship (the college will send an email to each letter writer identified in the application process with a link to upload their letter)

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Barbara Bohach, Education Search Committee Chair, Luther College Department of Education at email:  [email protected].  Additional information about the college is available on the college website  Questions regarding the application process should be directed to [email protected].

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