Early Childhood

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the assistant professor rank in early childhood education to begin August 17, 2020. The successful candidate will join a flourishing program that serves undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree or endorsement in early childhood education. The teaching load for this position is 24 credit hours per academic year, along with expectations for scholarship and institutional service. Teaching responsibilities will primarily include graduate-level online courses in the area of early childhood education. Other courses may include capstone research, online undergraduate courses in early childhood education, and onsite undergraduate courses based on the successful candidate’s interest and qualifications.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in early childhood education or another education-related specialty area with experience in early childhood. Successful teaching experience with young children 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, 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 demonstrate successful experience teaching in an asynchronous online setting to adult students, with knowledge of andragogy and best practices in distance learning. Proven ability to mentor master's-level action research projects, oversee early childhood curriculum and program assessment, and collaborate with adjunct and full-time faculty is desired.       

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.

Apply online below and submit a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience and (2) scholarly trajectory; and (3) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning, and Vision for Diversity. Include a current curriculum vitae/resume, sent to vpaa@nwciowa.edu.

Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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