Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the assistant professor rank in K-12 educational administration to begin Aug. 17, 2020. This position serves as the program director for the educational administration program. The successful candidate will join a thriving online program in education that focuses on relevant content, high engagement, faith integration and authentic learning experiences. The teaching load for this position is 24 credit hours per academic year, along with expectations for scholarship or professional practice and institutional service. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate-level online courses in the area of K-12 educational administration, with coordination responsibilities for student internships and leadership mentors and oversight of the educational administration curriculum.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D. in educational administration, with a current principal or superintendent license. A strong record of teaching excellence and successful experience as an elementary, middle or high school principal is required. 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 possess experience teaching in an asynchronous online setting to adult students, with knowledge of andragogy and best practices in distance learning. Experience as a principal or K-12 school administrator in two or more settings is desired. A strong network with Iowa school administrators and proven ability to oversee curriculum and program assessment 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.