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Assistant Professor - Teacher Education

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA, US

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Education, Teacher Education
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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POSITION:  Assistant Professor, a non-tenure faculty position in the Teacher Education program

QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD or EdD in Education or related field and teaching experience in higher education preferred; Master’s degree with substantial professional experience required.  ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of instructor.


The successful candidate will teach Undergraduate Teacher Education courses on EMU’s campus and supervise place-based practicum placements in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The successful candidate will be equipped to teach introductory teacher preparation courses as well as elementary and/or secondary methods courses. 

Based on expertise, the successful candidate may also teach online Graduate Teacher Education courses that include synchronous instruction via Zoom. 

The successful candidate will participate in Teacher Education Program meetings.

POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract. 21 or more semester hours per year, which yields benefits. Salary determined by education and experience. 

K-12 teaching experience and knowledge of restorative justice in education are strongly preferred.  

EMU Teacher Education faculty are committed to modeling an ethic of care and facilitating critical reflection in their interactions with candidates.

Familiarity with and commitment to the EMU Teacher Education Conceptual Framework is essential.

APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions begin mid-August 2024. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open. 

INQUIRIES: Application review begins immediately and is ongoing. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted in the application. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts upon hire.

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Eastern Mennonite University ( is a private, faith-based, liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Virginia known for academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, social justice, and global engagement. With more than 1500 students studying at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania instructional site; and online, EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate and graduate level.

EMU is committed to an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and can be their authentic self. Our goal is to remove the barriers that underrepresented and marginalized groups have frequently encountered in our society. We commit to address the structures that produce discrimination, racial injustice, gender inequities and other forms of oppression, and to fully include LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other members of historically minoritized communities. 

EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University.


A leader among faith-based universities, Eastern Mennonite University emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, experiential learning, and cross-cultural engagement. Founded in 1917 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, EMU is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA. EMU serves students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and confers undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary degrees.

Through 41 majors, 37 minors, two pre-professional programs, 15 teacher education programs/licensures, and four associate degrees, EMU educates students to serve and lead in a global context. A cross-cultural program providing immersion in another culture has long been a requirement for all students. Our community challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice, and life-changing cross-cultural encounter.

Professors mentor students to encourage growth in their faith in a caring community, to broaden their worldview through study and relationship-building, and to work collaboratively to reach new academic heights. EMU grads are serving and leading all over the world.


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