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Lecturer, School of Education

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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TITLE: Lecturer, School of Education

DEPARTMENT: College of Applied Social Sciences

FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)

STATUS: Full Time, Non-Tenure Track

Reports to: Dean, CASS

Open Until Filled: Yes


The School of Education is seeking a full-time Lecturer with experience in one or multiple areas: STEM education, Special Education, Foundations of Education, and/or English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education, who can contribute to an alternative licensure program. The starting date of the position is August 15, 2023.


The School of Education is experiencing growth in undergraduate majors and maintains a distinctive presence in the graduate market with programs in Alternative Licensure, Bilingual/ESL Education, and Special Education. We are excited to add to our faculty a colleague who can help us prepare future generations of teachers. An expanded profile of the University and the School of Education can be found on the School of Education website:


Minimum qualifications

  • PhD or EdD; a Master’s degree with teaching experience will be considered
  • Current Teaching License or meet the requirements to obtain one
  • At least 5 years teaching experience in a diverse school setting at the K-12 level
  • Demonstrated record teaching college level courses
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues to conduct program/course planning and development
  • A commitment to their teaching excellence and development regarding inclusive, critical, active pedagogical approaches as well as in online/in-person and hybrid formats.
  • A commitment to working with first-generation, immigrant, and/or underrepresented/historically excluded students.


Preferred qualifications

  • PhD or EdD
  • Endorsement or experience in a STEM field, Bilingual, ESL, or special education
  • Experience teaching, advising, and mentoring candidates at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Experience preparing candidates for the edTPA
  • Experience developing and teaching hybrid and online courses


Primary Responsibilities: As a diverse HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices.  A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices.  All faculty members are expected to participate in University life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the school's overall curriculum, teach 7-8 courses per year, advise and mentor students, and serve on school, college, and University committees. There will be opportunities for the candidate to participate in and/or lead grants. Faculty are supported through various professional development opportunities, mentoring, and small research grant opportunities.


About the School

The School of Education at Dominican University prepares educators to make a difference in schools and in their communities by their commitment to fostering the values of scholarship, leadership, and service within themselves and their students. The School has a strong commitment to principles of diversity, social justice, and equity. The School offers undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Licensure, and Special Education. The School offers graduate programs in Special Education, and Alternative Licensure. Additionally the School offers endorsement programs for English as a Second Language, Bilingual, Technology Specialist, and Learning Behavior Specialist. We have pathways with the School of Information Studies’ School Library Media program as well as the School of Social Work’s School Social Worker program.


About the University


Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls 3211 students, which includes 2136 undergraduates and 1075 graduate students. Sixty-six percent (66%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 74% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 41% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent receive some type of financial aid. About half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and more than half are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.




Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV, a teaching statement (including practices of inclusive teaching), and a list of three references. Review of files will begin on January 31, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. Finalists should be prepared to supply reference letters, upon request. In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students, and explain how they can contribute to the diversity and inclusion on our campus.


Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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