Northwestern Collegeinvites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in elementary education beginning August 2021. The candidate will be expected to teach elementary education and reading courses in the undergraduate education program. Courses to teach may include Integrating the Arts for the Elementary Classroom Teacher and Language Learning and Reading Disabilities. The teaching load for this position is full-time (24 credits) during the academic year along with expectations for scholarship and service. In addition, there may be opportunities to teach online graduate courses in education.
Northwestern College has a strong elementary education program with endorsements in reading, early childhood, instructional strategist I, coaching, TESL, birth-grade 3 inclusive, and middle school. With the current teaching shortages nationwide and the strong reputation of Northwestern's education department, our education graduates are being sought out in northwest Iowa and beyond.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a graduate degree in education or a related content area. They must hold a current teaching certificate with additional endorsements and have had significant classroom experience. 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, 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 bring enthusiasm, experience and practical knowledge to teacher preparation courses. Hiring preference will be given to persons with teaching experience in higher education and/or progress toward (or completion of) a terminal degree in education (Ed.D., Ph.D.).
Northwestern College also 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.