Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time licensure coordinator and education faculty position (tenure-track) at the assistant professor rank to begin Aug. 17, 2020. This will be a 10-month faculty contract with additional compensation for part-time summer responsibilities. The successful candidate will join a thriving program in education that focuses on relevant content, high engagement, faith integration and authentic learning. The teaching load for this position is 14 credit hours per academic year, along with expectations for scholarship and institutional service. Teaching responsibilities could include graduate-level online courses in the Master of Education program and/or on-site undergraduate courses based on the successful candidate’s interest and qualifications. The candidate will provide oversight on education licensing for all programs--online and undergraduate. This position will also oversee student teacher placements, programs of study and other practicum assignments. The candidate will communicate with the State of Iowa Department of Education, the Board of Educational Examiners and other state licensure programs.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a graduate degree in education, with experience in higher education and knowledge of PK-12 education as well as Iowa Department of Education processes and requirements. Candidates will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity or professional practice, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have completed, or will be making progress toward, an Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D. in education or a related field. They also should possess experience teaching (TESL, reading or elementary education preferred) and/or administrative experience. Candidates will have (or develop) knowledge of individual licensing needs of students as well as requirements necessary for program endorsement areas. A strong network with Iowa teacher preparation programs will be favored.
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.
About Northwestern College (IA)
Northwestern College combines academic rigor with a Christ-centered worldview for an education that earns top-10 honors from U.S. News & World Report. Northwestern, founded in 1882, has also been ranked as the third-best college or university in the state by College Consensus and listed consistently on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Two Northwestern faculty members have been named the Iowa Professor of the Year. A member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Northwestern is committed to integrating faith throughout all aspects of the college. Northwestern has an enrollment of more than 1,300 students from 32 states and 21 countries. More than 80 undergraduate academic programs are offered, along with numerous opportunities for off-campus and overseas study. An online Master of Education program offers seven options. Since 2003, more than $70 million has been spent on construction and renovation projects on Northwestern’s 100-acre campus, including the $24.5 million DeWitt Family Science Center, which was completed in 2018. Orange City, a county seat in... a thriving agricultural and manufacturing region, has been ranked one of the nation’s top-10 Christian college towns by CollegeandSeminary.com. A clean community of 6,000 proud of its Dutch heritage, it has also been named the best town in Iowa in which to raise a family, the happiest city in the state, one of the nation’s 100 best small towns, and the state’s safest town.
Mission: Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.