Special Education

Northwestern College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in special education beginning August 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in special education (ideally Strat II endorsement) or a closely related field is preferred. Strong candidates will possess special education certification and have three to five years of experience in K-12 classrooms. Candidates in elementary education (general) and with early childhood or teaching English as a second language expertise are also encouraged to apply. ABDs and professionals with a master’s degree and significant work experience will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and other courses per their training and experience. Depending upon expertise, they will have opportunity to provide leadership for a master’s degree in special education. A normal teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year. The department is especially interested in candidates who can effectively carry out scholarly activity, mentor capstone projects, perform student advising and participate in faculty governance responsibilities.

The candidate will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support for the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College is an evangelical and ecumenical institution affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world. Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Interested candidates should send  a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience and (2) scholarly trajectory; and (3) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity.  Candidates should also send a curriculum vita and complete the online application found below. Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Nathan Phinney, VPAA, and sent to vpaa@nwciowa.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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