Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Education, starting Fall 2020. We seek candidates who meet the following requirements:
Doctorate degree in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, or related field
Willingness to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses
Competency and interest in teaching some of the teacher preparation courses at the undergraduate level; as well as some of the graduate level courses for the Master of Arts in Education degree in both the Curriculum and Instruction Specialization and the Special Education Specialization.
Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students and the development of future and practicing teachers
Ability to work collegially with other faculty members in the department and across campus
Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University
In addition to the above requirements, preference will be given to candidates offering the following specific skills:
Experience teaching in higher education in both the undergraduate and master’s degree levels
Familiarity with curricular design
Expertise with current special education policies and related practices in Texas at the K-12 level
Active Texas teacher certification in the area of Special Education
Familiarity with teacher education policies in Texas
Expertise in working with diverse student populations
Experience with clinical supervision at the K-12 level or supervising student teachers
The TLU Education Department is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and offers a Bachelor of Science leading to elementary, middle, and high school teacher certifications, as well as all level certifications in Physical Education and LOTE: Spanish. It also offers a Bachelor of Music leading to an all-level music certification. An Alternative Education Certification Program is also administered by the department. The department consistently has over 175 majors and averages 30+ graduates per year. Beginning in Spring 2020, the Education Department will offer graduate degrees in Education. This two-track program includes a concentration in curriculum and instruction or curriculum and instruction with special education as the specialization.
Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African-American presence as well. Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. For more information, consult our web site at http://www.tlu.edu.
Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). Also as part of your application file, submit a statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations. Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.
Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted.
Review of applications will begin October 16, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Texas Lutheran University
Texas Lutheran University is a private, liberal arts and sciences university associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). On a spacious 184-acre campus just 30 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin, TLU offers 28 majors, 37 minors and 13 pre-professional programs. TLU also offers three master’s programs including a new master’s in data analytics. TLU has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty. Classes average 18 students with no class larger than 50 students. Student/faculty ratio is 14:1. The University has 88 full-time and 64 part-time faculty (not including coaches). Eighty-six percent of full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or other terminal degree.TLU has been recognized repeatedly in U.S. News & World Report as a “Best College” and “Best Value” among colleges in the Western region. TLU has also been named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education for five consecutive years.