: Academic / FacultyDepartment:
: Academic AffairsLocations:
: Pella, IAPosted:
: Oct 8, 2021Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: FacultyPosition ID:
About Central College:
POSITION: Tenure-line, or non-tenure line, open-rank faculty position, beginning August 2022, Department of Education
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal candidate will embrace Central College's commitment to be a leader in preparing the next generation of pre-K-12 educators in the state of Iowa. Our new colleague will join an active and highly collaborative partnership with school districts, local corporations, cross-curricular college departments, and state-level agencies on current state education initiatives.
The successful candidate will preferably have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related field (ABD considered) for a tenure-line position or a master's in special education for a non-tenure line position Candidates should have special education teaching experience, preferably in a pre-K-6 special education setting. College teaching experience is desirable. Our new colleague will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in the teacher preparation program (e.g., Classroom Behavior Management Strategies, Individualized Education Plans & Assessment, Elementary Curriculum & Methods for Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Instructional Strategist I: Behavior Modification) and college-wide liberal arts courses. Additionally, candidates will be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, advising and mentoring of students, supervision of practicum and student teaching experiences, and engaging in scholarship and service that contributes to the institution and profession.
Central's DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION featuring both Elementary Education and Secondary Education is a highly collaborative, collegial department that is well integrated in the life of campus across disciplines and provides rich and meaningful collaborative opportunities with regional school districts and community partners. Central College Education students exhibit highly successful Praxis Exam completion rates (over 96%) and are annually awarded the Recognition of Excellence Indicator Award for exemplary scores.
The department is highly committed to a novel developmental model to prepare students to become effective educators in elementary and secondary education. This unique model aligns with InTASC standards for teacher preparation and provides students with fundamental, developmentally appropriate coursework and experiences. The Central Teachers Academy (CTA) is an exceptional teacher preparation program, highly regarded in the state, and the only one of its kind in Iowa. CTA students are trained and paired with mentor teachers in the Pella Community School District and Pella Christian School for three years.
Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced by life in a residential community of 1,100 students. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.
To apply for this position visit http://www.central.edu/job-seekers/ . Review of applications will begin 1 November 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background investigation. Academic positions at Central College use E-verify. Please submit the following materials online:
1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at liberal arts, residential college
2. a curriculum vitae
3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this leadership opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to [email protected] or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.
Central College is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community where students and employees feel welcome and can thrive. The Central College Welcome Statement is designed to promote and protect the safety, respect, and integrity of relationships among all members of our community. Each individual is responsible for creating an atmosphere that fosters openness, mutual respect, and inclusivity. To achieve these ends, Central College aims to establish a safe environment for all persons, including those considered diverse by contemporary and sometimes changing standards.
Central College is an equal opportunity employer. The college encourages candidates to apply who are from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, genetic information (for employees), or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, Central seeks candidates who have had experience working with and/or interacting with individuals from diverse populations to apply.