Special Education

Northwestern College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in special education beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate (online) courses in special education and other courses per their training and experience. Depending upon expertise, they will have opportunity to provide leadership for a master’s degree in special education. A normal teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year. The department is especially interested in candidates who can effectively carry out scholarly activity, mentor capstone projects, perform student advising, and participate in faculty governance responsibilities.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a graduate degree in education or a related content area. Strong candidates will possess special education certification and have five or more years of experience in K-12 classrooms. 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 an evangelical and ecumenical institution 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.). Holding the Iowa Strat II endorsement is desirable.

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 will continue until the position is filled.

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