Elementary Education

Northwestern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in elementary education beginning August 2022. The candidate will be expected to teach elementary education and endorsement courses in the undergraduate education program (on-campus and online). Courses may include methods of teaching elementary education and some combination of reading, TESL or early childhood courses. The teaching load for this position is full-time (24 credits) during the academic year along with expectations for scholarship and service. There may be opportunities to teach additional online graduate courses in education.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a graduate degree in education or a related content area. They must hold a teaching license with additional endorsements (reading, TESL or early childhood) and have had significant classroom experience. The candidate will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support for 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 has a strong elementary education program with endorsements in reading, early childhood, instructional strategist I, coaching, TESL, birth through grade 3 inclusive, and middle school.  With the current teaching shortages nationwide, our education graduates are being sought out in northwest Iowa and beyond. 

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.

Apply online below and send 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 Identity, Vision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Include a current curriculum vitae/resume and send to vpaa@nwciowa.edu.

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

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