Assistant Professor - Teacher Education

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Teacher Education  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33700 - Teacher Education

Advertised Salary: $63,000 to $65,100 Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The School of Education seeks applications for an Assistant Professor to teach education courses in elementary and early childhood. Duties will include attending department meetings, advising students, and participating in accreditation process, etc. Teaching on-campus and off-campus courses, face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous online courses will be based on department need.

The start date for this position is August 2023.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Ph.D. or Ed. D. in Education or closely related field.

Minimum of 18 credits in elementary or early childhood education with literacy at bachelor or master's level.
Required Work Experience: Three to 5 years of experience teaching at the birth to 5 year or K-12 level.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Teacher certification or ability to become certified.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Faculty members have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time).

Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Teach courses in literacy at all levels of education (birth to grade 12).

Teach courses in foundations of education and methodology courses.

Actively participate in curriculum development and accreditation.

Supervise students in the field.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Unofficial Transcript 2
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other 1 (Teacher Certification)
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of their doctoral degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Unofficial Transcript 2 (REQUIRED): Applicants who have completed a Master's degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Other 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants who have completed a teacher certification must attach a copy of the certification document. Applicants who have not completed a teacher certification must attach how they plan to become certified.

Teaching Philosophy (REQUIRED): Please upload a teaching philosophy statement that addresses your teaching and scholarship goals. Please include your strengths and weaknesses related to teaching at the undergraduate level in the field education and your goals related to scholarship.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 13th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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