Visiting Assistant Professor of Education - One Year Appointment 2019-2020

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Job Summary:
The Department of Education announces a search for a one-year position at the visiting assistant professor rank, beginning August, 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for strong teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show a potential for scholarly engagement. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and scholarly interests in education, but outstanding applicants in other fields are encouraged to apply. A doctoral degree in Education is preferred by the time of appointment. The department encourages applications from candidates whose teaching, scholarship, or service would contribute to the diversity of the campus curriculum and community. 

Qualifications: We seek a candidate trained in quantitative or qualitative methods with a strong commitment to social justice who can teach all levels of undergraduate students. We will also consider outstanding candidates in other fields. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for strong teaching and research and will be expected to teach a 3-3 course load including educational psychology, social foundations of education, classroom assessment, and electives in the pre-service and educational studies minor programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please visit our website ( to submit your electronic application, including a cover letter that delineates the candidate’s area of specialization within the field of education, curriculum vita,  two writing samples, and  a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, which addresses the candidate’s teaching experience, potential course offerings, and pedagogical techniques. The cover letter should be addressed to Professor Kaoru Miyazawa, Interim Department Chair.

In addition, applicants should submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. 

All application materials must be received by May 10, 2019 for fullest consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries can be addressed to Kaoru Miyazawa, Interim Chair, at [email protected]

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Posted: 4/24/2019
Application Due: 6/23/2019
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