Assistant Professor, Teacher Preparation Foundations

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Tenure StatusNon-TenureRankAssistant ProfessorTerm Length10 MonthsTerminal one year contractPosition StatusFull TimePosition TitleAssistant Professor, Teacher Preparation FoundationsCampusChicago - Michigan Ave.If other, please specify

Chicago (Michigan Ave) and Wheeling Campus

Position Summary

National Louis University is pleased to announce an opening for Assistant Professor, Teacher Preparation Foundations. This position is a 10 month, full-time non-tenure track faculty position with teaching and administrative responsibilities, and expected faculty appointment at Assistant rank. The position will be based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses and online, as needed.

You will: Teach, support the development and revision of, and support the administrative oversight of the foundational courses in the Undergraduate College’s (UGC) Teacher Preparation Department.
You believe that your work has demonstrated your respect for education and the power that it holds. Each term, you will facilitate blended classes that utilize technology and data to drive instruction. You will work with a dedicated team of Student Coaches, Faculty, Data Analysts and UGC team members to determine how to personalize the learning experience for students in the teacher preparation majors. You will help support teacher preparation students as they move through their program toward their eventual goal: graduation and teaching.


  • Lead content collaborative meetings with faculty teaching foundations courses to develop an effective student experience for students, including identifying gaps between student needs and existing resources and services; generate creative resolutions.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert, and teach 6-8 sections per year, for/of foundational courses in Teacher Prep. including introductory courses such as History and Philosophy of Education, Applied Educational Psychology, ESL/Bilingual Educational Foundations, Professional and Ethical Engagement with Children, Families and Communities, and, potentially, Children’s Literature.

  • Act as a Student Success Collaborative (SSC) lead for the foundational courses in teacher preparation – planning, scheduling and running department meetings for the teacher prep. majors as they move through their foundational coursework, in support of student success.

  • Serve as a mentor to foundations adjunct faculty including onboarding, coaching and professional development.

  • Support the Director of Undergraduate Teacher Preparation in the development of new and revision of foundational courses.

  • Represent the Undergraduate Teacher Preparation majors internally and externally as needed, in matters regarding foundations of teacher preparation.

  • Support Director in managing external partnerships and relationships that serve to support and grow teacher preparation enrollment.

  • Oversee and coordinate the development of basic skills and content test prep for licensure candidates in teacher preparation, in partnership with academic support.

  • Maintain current and active knowledge in the expertise area that is reflected in instruction.

  • Communicate professionally, relate well, and share a passion for post-secondary success for diverse learners.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in education (ECE, ELE, SPE or C&I) OR Master’s degree in a related field with at least 18SH in education coursework (from ECE, ELE, SPE or C&I fields) plus a minimum of 5 years of experience successfully teaching in a classroom setting, with students within the same grade range of Master’s Degree.

  • Experience and knowledge in supporting teacher candidates in their dispositional, theoretical and practical growth, using an engaging and practice based curriculum.

  • Specialized knowledge in working with and supporting diverse young adult and adult learners.

  • Experience and a passion for elevating and driving toward excellence in teaching teacher preparation in a higher education setting, particularly with diverse learners from underserved and under-represented populations.

  • Technologically savvy, with experience working with different platforms and learning management systems.

  • Completion of pre-employment training in Desire to Learn, NLU’s online teaching program.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Collaborative attitude and creative problem-solving skills.
Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberFAC215Number of VacanciesDesired Start Date09/01/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions SummaryQuick Link for Internal Postings Questions

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