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Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Vassar College

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Faculty Jobs
Education, Special Education
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Department: Education Department
Posting Removal Date: 06/01/2022
Posting Number: F045P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 05/01/2022

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of Education at Vassar College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Education for the 2022-2023 academic year.

AA Statement
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description
This faculty member will teach courses in special education, adolescent literacy and social foundations of education. We are seeking an individual with a strong commitment to promoting socially just, equitable, inclusive, and critically transformative learning environments to teach 2 sections of our Introduction to Special Education course, an Adolescent Literacy course, and 2 sections of our Contemporary Issues in Education course. The teaching load is five courses per year.In addition to teacher education, the Education Department offers a major and correlate in Educational Studies and we seek a colleague with interests that engage critical theoretical perspectives with the possibility of advising one or two theses students.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit:
-Cover letter
-Letter of interest (including how required qualifications are met)
-Three reference letters
-A diversity statement (
-A brief teaching statement
-A sample syllabus

Applications should be addressed to Visiting Assistant Professor of Education and submitted online at Doctorate in education or related field (ABD considered); at least three years of school teaching experience with people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; a record of or potential for excellence in college teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts setting.
Address any questions to Education Department via email at [email protected] Review of applicant materials will begin on May 1, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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