CENTRAL COLLEGE is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1600 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state’s largest lake and 40 minutes southeast of Des Moines. Please visit the college website at www.central.edu .
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time, tenure track appointment to begin August 2013
QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate (ABD considered) and successful K-12 teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience in one of the following areas: middle school, secondary, or math methods; or educational psychology. Experience with using or teaching educational assessment should be highlighted in the application.
RESPONSIBILITIES: teach undergraduate middle school, secondary, and/or math methods courses; teach educational psychology; teach the college’s first year seminar; participate in scholarly activity; provide service to the department, college, and educational community. The normal course load is 21 – 24 semester hours per year, or three courses per semester. Potential applicants should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of, and appreciation for, the liberal arts environment.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: There are currently eight, full-time faculty. In addition to the Elementary Education major, numerous K-8, 5-12 and K-12 endorsement programs are offered. New state-of–the-art physical facilities and technological support are available to students and faculty.
To apply for this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. Review of applications will commence January 13. Please submit the following materials online:
1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position and the college
2. a curriculum vita
3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications and official transcripts can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org  or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.
Central College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to creating a diverse community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.