Education - Open Rank Professor of Literacy & Elementary Education

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The Hope College Education Department invites applications for a tenure track professor in literacy and elementary education beginning in the fall 2021 semester. The Department seeks candidates who will effectively teach an early literacy class, with the potential of teaching another class in the education program, advise teacher candidates and develop and maintain relationships with programs and schools in the region. Rank is open and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is pending final financial approval.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in education, advising teacher candidates, organizing and supervising clinical experiences related to this course in the field, fostering positive relationships and partnerships in both area schools and private programs, and active participation in departmental activities (primarily participating in the elementary and national accreditation teams).


About the Education Department:
The Hope College Education Department consists of a dynamic group of nine faculty and three support staff. The department offers certification in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education and endorsements in Early Childhood and ESL. The State of Michigan consistently ranks Hope's teacher education program as one of the top tier teacher education programs in Michigan. The Hope College Education Department has full national accreditation..

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General qualifications include a valid teaching certificate with an elementary endorsement, a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative activity, experience in and a commitment to diversity in education, knowledge of assessment of student learning, experience with technology for instruction, and effective interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate selected for this position will demonstrate expertise and knowledge of teaching early literacy, as well as knowledge of literacy programs and curricula.
To be considered for this position, candidates must have a doctorate degree in education with a focus on literacy (Ed.D. or Ph.D. preferred) and experience in PK-12 teaching. 

Hope College is committed to creating a diverse, ecumenical Christian academic community that invites all its members into a holistic and robust engagement with the historic Christian faith. The college's board, faculty, administration and staff are committed to the Christian faith as expressed in the ecumenical creeds of the ancient church. Individuals interested in this position must demonstrate a commitment to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective, including a mature understanding of and commitment to the historic Christian faith.