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Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Secondary Education

Employer
Governors State University
Location
University Park, IL
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Job Details

Position Type:

Faculty, Tenure Track

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Position's Functional Title:

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Secondary Education

Position Start Date:

08/16/2022

Position Summary:

Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority serving institution inviting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Secondary Education beginning the Fall 2022 semester. This full-time position will have the following responsibilities:· teaching social science methods courses · coordinating secondary education field experiences (biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, and social sciences), which includes: o placing candidates for early field experiences o observing micro-teaching lessons· supervising Social Science student teachers Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. with advanced content in Social Science, or a closely related field, with a specialization in teacher education. The candidate must hold a secondary teacher license, and have a subfield or extensive training and experience in teacher education. The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Science and Social Science teaching methods, as well as coordinate Secondary Education microteaching. Qualifications include advanced knowledge in educational technology, curriculum design, and best instructional practices for teaching diverse learners. Candidates should also have a knowledge of teaching reading in the content area, social emotional learning, and teaching English language learners. Preferred qualifications include familiarity with the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), and edTPA or similar performance assessment(s). In order to be a leading candidate in this search, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the candidate must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching through a successful interview and/or classroom demonstration and be experienced in the use of innovative curricular approaches that are experiential, student-centered, and inquiry-based. They should also be prepared to advise students, maintain a program of scholarship, and provide meaningful service. The person hired in this position may be required to teach evening, weekends, online, and at off-site locations. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing current scholarship, research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts; and contact information for three references. Appointment within either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Education will be determined based on the candidates experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews may be conducted by telephone or videoconference. Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. Through its strategic planning, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasingly numerous hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative lower-division program uses high-impact practices to foster student engagement with ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every first-year class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in the successful transfer of community college students to universities and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership. GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations. It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited. Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience. Position contingent on pending budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. with advanced content in Social Science, or a closely related field, with a specialization in teacher education; all degree requirements must be completed by August 15, 2022.2. Hold a secondary teacher license, and have a subfield or extensive training and experience in teacher education. 3. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Science and Social Science teaching methods, as well as coordinate Secondary Education microteaching. 4. Evidence of advanced knowledge in educational technology, curriculum design, and best instructional practices for teaching diverse learners5. Demonstrated knowledge of teaching reading in the content area, social emotional learning, and teaching English language learners6. Ability to complement the program’s strengths.7. Evidence of proficiency in teaching ability.8. Evidence of potential for strong record of scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience with non-traditional, first-generation, and/or traditionally underrepresented student populations. 2. Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Science and Social Science teaching methods, 3. Experience coordinating Secondary Education microteaching. 4. Familiarity with the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), and edTPA or similar performance assessment(s).5. Experience with teaching online courses.6. Teaching experience at graduate level.7. Demonstrated record of scholarship through publication and conference presentations.8. Demonstrated ability to infuse course content with scholarship related to underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Posting Date:

01/02/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Posting Number:

FA0472P

Type of Search:

External

Quicklink for Posting:

https://employment.govst.edu/postings/6773

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter describing current scholarship, research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts; and contact information for three professional references by March 1, 2022 to receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.

Organization

Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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