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Assistant or Associate Professor of Education, Tenure-track

11/28/2023 12:29 pm

Rockford University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Education position within the Education Department starting Fall 2024.

The Education Department at Rockford University includes a traditional undergraduate program and a Master of Education in Teaching (MAT) program that lead to a Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois as well as a Master of Education (M.Ed) program for licensed teachers.


  • The teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester
  • Nighttime, in-person, and online teaching will be required
  • Collaborative work with community/district partners, observation of pre-service teachers in the field, and instruction of foundational and teaching methods courses across grade bands   
  • Monitor student progress and provide support as needed
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students in the Education Department
  • Participate in program development

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in the appropriate field (preference will be given to those with the appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D), a record of successful teaching, and at least five years’ experience in a relevant setting (P K-12 school setting), preferably in the state of Illinois.  Recent college-level teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. The successful applicant must have an educational philosophy compatible with a private, independent institution with a liberal arts environment.

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in the following areas:

  • Math Education
  • ESL/Bilingual Education
  • Early Childhood Education

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the application process will remain open until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 12, 2024.

Please submit via a single pdf a cover letter, CV, transcripts (official upon hire), a list of three professional references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to:

At Rockford University, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who, through their professional experience, bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do.