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Associate or Full Professor of Education, Jolita Hylland Benson Chair in Elementary Education

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Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV, samples of scholarship, and a list of three references by clicking on the "Apply" link above. For more information, please contact Diana Duclos at 253-535-7275 / duclosdm@plu.edu or Greg Williams at 253-535-7728 / gwilliams@plu.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0601572
Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor of Education, Jolita Hylland Benson Chair in Elementary Education
Position Type: Faculty
Position Status: Regular Full-time
Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible
FLSA: Exempt
Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package
Department: Education
Posting Date: 08/17/2017
Closing Date Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.
Work Schedule:

Full-time, tenure-track position available beginning September 1, 2018. Academic year is September to May. Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Some weekends/evenings may be required.

General Description:

The Jolita Hylland Benson Chair is an endowed position in the Department of Education. The person in this position teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation program enacting a scholarly agenda related to the position’s central functions, and providing service to the university and community.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility for this position includes teaching K-8 undergraduate and graduate courses in Mathematics and/or Science pedagogy and integration of instructional technology. We seek a colleague who will collaborate with faculty in the Department of Education, the School of Natural Sciences, and with leaders and practitioners in K-12 school districts to revise existing courses and develop new ones that focus on improving the teaching of science, math and technology.

A strong candidate will exhibit an ability to secure grant funding to establish a robust research agenda and fulfill various responsibilities having to do with the Jolita Hylland Benson Chair including planning, organizing, and promoting the annual Benson Lecture series. Relatedly, a strong candidate will enact a collaborative research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.

The successful candidate will also actively collaborate in department and university affairs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Demonstrates knowledge of and dedication to enacting culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies and equity-focused coursework.
-Demonstrates deep content knowledge of teacher education research and educational policy.
-Demonstrates success in working in collaboration with K-12 schools and/or community agencies, communities, colleagues, and students.
-Demonstrates expertise in differentiated strategies for students with disabilities and/or English Language Learners.
-Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and current research and practices in effective mathematics and/or science teaching.
-Commitment to the field of teacher education, science, mathematics and/or technology as evidenced by affiliation with and active engagement in professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

-Terminal degree from an accredited university.
-Achieved rank of Associate or Full Professor.
-Minimum of 3 years K-12 teaching experience.
-A record of publication in peer reviewed and peer refereed journals related to core instructional responsibilities.
-A record of engagement in professional service and community engagement activities that align with the advancement in the field of science, technology and/or math education.
-Applicant must have the ability to, after receiving an offer of or after starting employment, provide proof of US Citizenship or a current valid visa to work in this country, without any support from PLU.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Demonstrated track record of grant procurement.
-Demonstrated record of establishing/participating in school-university collaboration.
-Evidence of mentoring student research and/or conducting collaborative student research.
-Clear evidence that social justice issues are addressed in syllabi, teaching, professional development and research.
-Evidence of cross disciplinary collaboration.

Work Conditions:
Physical Requirements:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV, samples of scholarship, and a list of three references by clicking on the “Apply” link above.

For more information, please contact Diana Duclos at 253-535-7275 / duclosdm@plu.edu or Greg Williams at 253-535-7728 / gwilliams@plu.edu.

Other Information:

Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.

Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a terminal degree from an accredited university?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to, after receiving an offer of or after starting employment, provide proof of US Citizenship or a current valid visa which would permit you to work in this country?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Samples of Scholarship (p/reprints)
  4. List of Three References
Optional Documents