Assistant/Associate Professor in Education

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Education

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Education starting Fall 2022.

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  • Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Education starting Fall 2022.

    We seek candidates who meet the following requirements:

    • Doctorate degree in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or related field (ABD candidate will be considered if degree is complete by August 2022)
    • Competency and interest in teaching educator preparation courses at the undergraduate level, as well as some of the graduate level courses for the Master of Arts in Education degree in the Curriculum and Instruction and/or Special Education tracks.
    • Previous K-12 teaching and/or administrator experience
    • Active Texas teacher certification
    • Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students and the development of future and practicing teachers
    • Ability to work collegially with other faculty members in the department and across campus
    • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University
    • In addition to the above requirements, preference will be given to candidates offering the following specific skills:
    • Experience teaching in higher education in both the undergraduate and master’s degree levels
    • Experience teaching in hybrid and online settings
    • Familiarity with curricular design
    • Familiarity with teacher education policies in Texas
    • Expertise in working with diverse student populations
    • Experience with clinical supervision at the K-12 level or supervising student teacher


    The TLU Education Department is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and offers a Bachelor of Science leading to elementary, middle, and high school teacher certifications, as well as all level certifications in Physical Education and LOTE: Spanish. It also offers a Bachelor of Music leading to an all-level music certification. An Alternative Education Certification Program is also administered by the department. The department consistently has over 175 majors and averages 30+ graduates per year. Beginning in Summer 2020, the Education Department began offering graduate degrees in Education.

      This two-track Master of Arts program includes a concentration in curriculum and instruction or curriculum and instruction with special education. This position requires teaching courses face-to-face on campus and online through the college approved LMS. More information about the Education Department can be found at www.tlu.edu/programs/category/education.

      Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African-American presence as well. Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. For more information, visit www.tlu.edu.

      To be fully considered for this position, each candidate should submit the following materials as a single electronic file (PDF preferred):

      • Letter of application addressing the above criteria,
      • Current curriculum vitae
      • Statement of teaching philosophy
      • Statement of research interests
      • Statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.
      • Contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers).

      Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience.

      Please send your submissions electronically to [email protected]

      Materials should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jeannette Jones, professor and chair, Department of Education.

      Review of applications will begin October 29, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

      Organization

      WORKING AT TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

      First and foremost, Texas Lutheran University faculty and staff work with students to ensure they receive an exceptional education embedded with new challenges and personal connections that prepare them to go out and serve the world with meaning and purpose. When we hear from our alumni, they tell us over and over again how much of a difference a professor made in their lives and gave them confidence at critical times during their college experience. This is what we mean by Learn Boldly and Live to Inspire.

      What is Important to us:

      We are inclusive. Our diversity is our strength

      We serve a diverse student body – 40% Hispanic, 10% African-American, and nearly 40% first-generation college students – with a wide range of political and social views. Our diverse and inclusive campus is the perfect environment to prepare students for the world they will work in.

      We are deeply committed to serving our community

      We partner and connect students with local organizations and employers so we can develop ongoing and meaningful interactions that allow us to serve and be served by our community in the fullest sense.

      We prepare students for roles they haven’t yet envisioned

      We know today’s students will change jobs, even careers, many times throughout their lives and many of the jobs they will hold do not yet exist. For this reason, we teach our students to be adaptable and make sure they understand how to transfer and apply what they learn in their math class to their psychology or history class as well.

      We offer a holistic education of mind, body, and spirit

      As a community of learning and faith, we instill in our students a sense of what it means to be part of a diverse, faith-based university. Our Lutheran heritage connects us to tenets of academic freedom, critical inquiry, inclusivity, joy, and a holistic education of mind, body, and spirit.

      We believe all students should be able to afford a small, private college experience.

      Generous academic and need-based aid coupled with a high value experience are vital components of an education that is worth the investment and is therefore affordable for students and families. We reward students for their academic achievements through The TLU Promise and also support students who have financial need through millions of dollars awarded in institutional grants each year.

      The TLU Academic Experience

      We offer 27 majors, 37 minors, more than 60 specializations, four graduate programs, and 12 pre-professional programs. Our most popular majors are Business, Accounting (5-year master’s program), Education, Kinesiology, Athletic Training (5-year master’s program), Biology, Physics and Applied Physics (Pre-Engineering), Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Math, Computer Science, Music, and Dramatic Media (Theatre & Film).

      We have a proven track record in preparing students for health-related graduate programs and careers. Our health-related pre-professional programs include Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Science, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.

      With classes averaging 19 students, our professors challenge, mentor, and form personal connections with their students.

      Undergraduate research opportunities are readily available for students – even as early as freshman year – who want to pursue research with a professor and present at professional conferences or our annual Student Academic Symposium in the spring.

      Our general education curriculum, Compass, provides an important foundation for students to explore different disciplines and majors. At TLU, students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to outside activities while also focusing on competencies that employers look for in college graduates – Creative Thinking, Effective Communication, Engaged Citizenship and Ethics.

      Serving our community is a core value for us. We place special emphasis on service learning and civic engagement, and the Jon and Sandra Moline Center for Servant Leadership coordinates a wide variety of activities to allow students to serve the larger community.

      TLU Facts and Accolades

      • Private, four-year, liberal arts and sciences university
      • Located in the heart of South Central Texas just 35 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin
      • 27 majors, 37 minors, 4 graduate programs, and 12 pre-professional programs
      • Approximately 1,400 students
      • Hispanic-Serving Institution with a Latinx student population of nearly 40%
      • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio with average class size of 19
      • Over 90% of full-time faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree
      • Over 95% of students receive financial aid
      • Over 40% of freshmen are first generation
      • One-third of students participate in athletics
      • 18 men’s and women’s Division III sports teams
      • 2020 U.S. News & World Report ranking as No. 2 “Best Value” for Colleges in the Western region
      • The Princeton Review: 2019 Best Western College
      • Great Colleges to Work For® by The Chronicle of Higher Education every year since

      As a Lutheran institution of higher learning which serves a diverse community, our heritage grounds us in a belief that all people are beloved and fallible, that our lives are for the common good, and that we are called to be part of the unfolding justice and mercy of God. We are Committed To:

      • Equality - We promote a culture of mutual respect and strive to create opportunities for all.
      • Inclusion - We are committed to fostering a welcoming atmosphere that respects and celebrates contributions made by our diverse community members and their cultures.
      • Social Justice - We are called to work alongside people on the margins to empower them and to improve their quality of life.
      • Freedom - We value dialogue, difference, and debate in pursuit of knowledge and understanding that encourages growth and discovery.
      • Leadership Through Service - We value opportunities for growth as global citizens and leaders through service learning and civic engagement.

      President’s Action Plan for Racial Justice

      The President’s Cabinet is committed to initiating and leading meaningful change and tangible actions to address racial justice on our campus. Like the national movement taking place before our very eyes, TLU’s Action Plan for Racial Justice requires ongoing commitment and attention, beginning immediately. It will be revised and expanded as needed. It will intersect with TLU’s Strategic Plan for 2020-25 and the TLU Diversity Committee’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Driven by a moral rather than political imperative, our work will be organized in three main categories:

      1. Community Engagement and Conversation
      2. Changes in Institutional Structure and Leadership
      3. Focused Education and Programming
      Find Us
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      Telephone
      830-372-8002
      Location
      1000 W Court St
      Seguin
      TX
      78155
      United States

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