Tenure Track Position in Elementary & Middle Level Education (FDI Scholar)

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Tenure Track Position in Elementary & Middle Level Education (FDI Scholar)Dept. of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education (EMLT) at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in collaboration with the Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) to begin Fall 2023. The FDI Scholars Program provides teaching and other professional experiences, mentoring, and employment within the academic departments of KU that are in need of qualified faculty committed to cultural and academic diversity. Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The proposed FDI Scholars Program will provide tenure track teaching opportunities to scholars who have earned doctoral degrees, or are in ABD status, and foster their growth and mentorship within Kutztown University’s faculty, as well as supporting KU’s commitment to diversity.

FDI Scholars will receive mentoring support from the FDI Director, as well as a departmental/college mentor. They will participate in the development of programs, workshops, and activities supported by the Office of the Provost and organized through collaborations between the FDI and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching. In recognition of this work, FDI Scholars will receive a course release in the spring semester during years one and two of their appointment.

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: A doctorate (ABD will be considered with evidence of completion by start of the Fall 2023 semester) and master’s degree in education or a related area, scholarly and practical experience in race and race theory and how this relates to culturally relevant and sustaining education, and a minimum of five years of PreK-8th grade school experience including three years of classroom teaching experience in grades PreK-8. Preferred: Evidence of expertise in culturally responsive/sustaining approaches, including presentations and publications, and experience with culturally and linguistically diverse communities within professional settings related to teaching children, experience teaching and working with English Language Learners, experience teaching in higher education and experience working with diverse populations. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and middle level education along with supervision of teacher candidates in clinical placements. Successful interview and demonstration lesson required.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and unofficial transcripts as a single PDF file directly from applicant via email to: Dr. Christopher Weiler, Chair, EMLT FDI Search Committee, [email protected]. A complete packet of materials must be received before the committee can review the application. To be complete, applicants must also arrange for three current letters of reference to be submitted to the email address above. Official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required before interview can be granted and should be sent to: Dr. Christopher Weiler, Chair, EMLT FDI Search Committee, Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Applications submitted on behalf of applicants by placement agencies will not be considered. Review of completed applications will begin on December 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.


Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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