Education- Visiting Assistant Professor

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Education- Visiting Assistant ProfessorDate: 12/03/2020
The Education Program at Colby College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position, beginning September 1, 2021.

We seek a teacher-scholar (preferably with Ph.D./Ed.D. in hand) specializing in human development to teach the following courses: 1) an intermediate course on the relationship between education and social justice (two sections); 2) an intermediate course that considers children and youth from a critical developmental perspective; 3) an advanced specialty course on education and the intersections among gender, sexuality, and other dimensions of difference; and 4) a course focused on human development.

We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department through their teaching, scholarship, and mentorship. We are looking for candidates who can work with us to engage and support students from different cultural, demographic, and socio-economic backgrounds and especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Central Maine with high standards for teaching and research. Our students are motivated, intellectually curious, and easily engaged in the classroom and in independent research. The successful candidate will be familiar with the liberal arts context, possess college-level teaching experience, and have an active research program that can interest and engage undergraduate students. The Education Program consists of four faculty members committed to critical youth development and promoting social justice in schools and society at large. We offer a major in Educational Studies and minors in Education and Human Development, and we offer Maine State Teacher Certification at the secondary level. We are interested in increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of our faculty. More information about the program can be found at

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To apply please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of selected publications or in-press manuscripts. All materials must be submitted electronically to:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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Posted: 12/4/2020
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time