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)  

33200 - Languages and Literature

Advertised Salary: 65,000 to 67,000; 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 applicants for an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education. Responsibilities will be to teach courses in any but not all of the following areas: special education, secondary education, science education, or elementary education.
The anticipated start date of this position is August 2024 or January 2025 at the latest.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Ed. D. or Ph.D. in Education or closely related field. At least 18 credits of course work in special education or science education at the master’s degree or higher preferred.  
Required Work Experience: 5 years teaching at the PK-12 level in special education and/or science.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Teacher certification or the ability to be certified.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Sitting
  • Lifting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Higher Education teaching experience.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which 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.

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

Teach courses in education- general education, special education, science education or any other area qualified.

Participate in committees within the department, college, and university.

Assist in all accreditation processes including data collection.

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
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Certification
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of doctoral degree.

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

Certification (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of Teacher certification or document demonstrating the ability to obtain Teacher certification.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 11, 2024  
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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