Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies



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Job description

The Dickinson College Department of Educational Studies seeks candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin fall 2023. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a field related to education (e.g., educational psychology, foundations of education, comparative education, curriculum & instruction) and must be able to demonstrate the ability to teach core courses in our program.  Specifically, candidates will teach courses entitled Educational Psychology and Contemporary Issues in American Education as part of the five-course teaching load for the year.  In addition, the following are preferred:  U.S. K-12 teaching experience as well as expertise in quantitative and/or mixed method research design.  The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

The educational studies major at Dickinson enables students to study the discipline of education as it relates to other liberal arts disciplines. In particular, educational studies fosters within students a deep understanding of the complexity of education and schooling as well as an ability to think critically about the ways in which education intersects with a broad range of social, cultural, political and economic forces.

Dickinson College is a four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit the following via QUEST (online application system) at  a letter of application describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy, including details about how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion in their teaching; a graduate transcript; sample syllabi; and three letters of recommendation.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required of finalists.

Review of applications will begin in mid-March and will continue until the position is filled.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Questions may be directed to Associate Professor and Department Chair,  Elizabeth C. Lewis, Ph.D. ([email protected]).

Dickinson College, founded in 1773, is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum. Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders.