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Job TitleASSISTANT PROFESSORDepartmentDepartment of EducationSchool/Parent OrganizationSchool of Humanities and SciencesDivisionProvost and Educational Affairs DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAcademic Year2020-2021Academic SemesterFall 2020 and Spring 2021Anticipated start date08/16/2020If temporary, expected end dateFaculty StatusTenure Eligible, Notice (TE)Position/Job Summary

Ithaca College’s Department of Education (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applicants for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position for a teacher educator with a specialty in linguistic diversity in K-12 schools and language acquisition, and an additional area of expertise to join a collaborative, growing department beginning August 16, 2020. The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in second language acquisition and literacy development; teaching courses in areas such as methods or field-based seminars appropriate for the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs; conducting and publishing research; and participating in service to the department, campus, community, and profession. We seek a creative colleague with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and innovative practice in education, consistent with our department’s mission.

Position/Job Qualifications

Teacher education experience; experience addressing issues of diversity and equity in education; experience supervising fieldwork; a record of (or clear potential for) scholarly activity; at least three years of K-12 teaching or equivalent experience; a record of collaborative activity. Preferred qualifications: experience in urban education and/or teaching courses in pedagogy. Preference given to candidates with an earned doctorate by time of appointment in education, curriculum and instruction, or a related field. However, ABD candidates who have made significant progress towards completion of the degree are also encouraged to apply.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, cv, one representative sample syllabus and a list with contact information for five professional references. Cover letter should include discussion of teaching philosophy; teacher identity; how commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion manifests in your practice; relevant experiences and professional interests; and how these relate to the position. Review begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2019.

Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

We are located in the School of Humanities and Sciences, with teacher certification programs at the undergraduate level in secondary education and at the Masters level in secondary, elementary and agricultural education. We teach courses for students in other teacher education programs on campus, including students from music, health and physical education. Our minor for students with an interest in the study of education as a social science and a path to social justice is now the second largest at the College. The shared department vision focuses on preparing teachers to be creative, culturally competent, critically reflective agents of change who work to achieve high quality education for all learners. Our work aligns directly with the College’s strategic plan, which is currently in the early stages of implementation.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA StatusExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesIs this position covered by the SEIU?NoVacancy IDF2191Quick Link Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Syllabi
  4. Reference List
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      Posted: 10/11/2019
      Application Due: 12/10/2019
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