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Assistant or Associate Professor of Teacher Preparation, Tenure-track

11/28/2023 12:39 pm

Rockford University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Teacher Preparation 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.

The teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Nighttime, in-person, and online teaching will be required. This role requires collaborative work with community/district partners, observation of pre-service teachers in the field, and instruction of foundational courses across grade bands.     

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 ( 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.

Additional Job Description Requirements:

  • Teach courses in our Teacher Preparation Program
    • Such classes include: Education Psychology, Introduction to Teaching and Learning, Cultivating Classroom Ecosystems, and Student Teaching Seminar
  • Arrange clinical and student teaching placements
  • Support students in their preparation for content tests and other state-driven initiatives

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the application process will remain open until the position is filled. Priority consideration 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:

HumanResources@Rockford.edu

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.