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Instructor - School of Education

Company:
McKendree University
Job Location:
Lebanon, 62254
Category:
Teacher Education
Type:
Full-Time

McKendree University seeks an Instructor (non-tenure track) in the School of Education to teach methodology courses in science, social science, physical education, and/or the arts in our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Paraprofessional, and undergraduate programs. As an Instructor in the School of Education, you will play a vital role in preparing future educators. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for teaching, a deep understanding of educational methodologies, and a strong background as a K-12 teacher.

Responsibilities:

• Design and deliver engaging curriculum for methodology courses in various subject areas, including but not limited to science, social science, physical education, and the arts

• Facilitate meaningful classroom discussions, group activities, and hands-on teaching experiences to develop students' pedagogical skills

• Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and effective teaching strategies

• Provide constructive feedback, guidance, and mentorship to aspiring educators to enhance their teaching skills

• Stay current with best practices in K-12 education and adapt instructional methods accordingly

Supervise students in the field during student teaching

Qualifications:

• Master's or doctorate in Education or a related field. (Doctorate preferred)

• Minimum of 3 years of K-12 teaching experience in a public or private school setting

• A strong understanding of various teaching methodologies across different subject areas

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education

• Familiarity with educational technology and its integration into the curriculum

• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a positive academic community

• A passion for teaching and a dedication to shaping the next generation of educators

Familiarity with working in the Brightspace Learning Management System (or similar) is desired. Day/night-time and/or online availability is preferred.

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, home of the 11-time World Series champs (St. Louis Cardinals) and the 2019 Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues). St. Louis also boasts a wonderful zoo, a first-rate botanical garden, a vibrant art scene (both performing and visual), and a plethora of top-notch restaurants.

If you are ready to join an exciting team of faculty, we welcome your application!

Interviews will begin immediately. Qualified candidates should complete and submit the McKendree Employment Application with a letter of interest referencing Job #ISE47 with a resume/CV, a philosophy of teaching statement, a philosophy of teaching statement, a diversity statement, unofficial graduate transcripts (official upon hire), and contact information for three professional references to the Human Resources Department at hr@mckendree.edu.

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