Human Resources

Assistant Professor of Education: Social Studies

Alma College is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Education: Social Studies.

Qualifications: The Department of Education at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2023.Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the start date. A minimum of 3 years of P-12 teaching experience is required. Experience supervising student teachers is preferred.

Teaching Responsibilities: The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach courses that include some of the following: PK-6 social studies Methods, 5-12 social studies Methods, geography for teachers, Foundations of Education courses, and supervision of clinical experiences. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will engage students in research and academic advising. Typical teaching load is six units per year.

Research and Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program and scholarship agenda. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty. External service to the public and to the scientific community are supported.

The Education Department: The Education department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and caring education professionals who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. The Alma College teacher education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and earned CAEP’s Frank Murray Award for Continuous Improvement in 2019. The majority of our graduates (95%) earn teacher effectiveness scores of Effective or higher in their first year out. We are a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2022 and continue until filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment and demonstrates evidence of teaching effectiveness; a research statement; and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process.

Jessie Store

Chair, Department of Education

C/O Cynthia Wendzel

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

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Story published on September 21, 2022