Adjunct Professor, Arts in Education (Fall 2022)
Muhlenberg College's Education Department invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor of The Arts in Education course for the Fall 2022 term.
The successful candidate will have an earned Masters in Arts in Education or an MFA with preference given to individuals with experience in both studio practice and classroom teaching. In this course, a state requirement for PreK-4 certification, our students are required to 1) develop technical skills in studio activities; 2) understand the role of the arts in human development; and, 3) learn best practices for developing effective lesson plans that recognize the artistic development of young people, as well as the pedagogical application of the arts across the school curriculum.
As part of the College's sequential approach for the health and safety of our campus community, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon hire (absent an approved medical or religious exemption). Successful completion of background checks is also required.
The College: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a selective liberal arts college, with a diverse and dynamic student body. Muhlenberg is located in Allentown PA, the state's third largest city. Allentown is home to vibrant immigrant communities, including one of the nation's most diverse Hispanic communities, with a variety of urban and rural attractions, and just 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. Along with neighboring Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a lively arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich blend of cuisine and diverse restaurants.
Muhlenberg College has been educating teachers for public schools since 1877. The College has not wavered in its commitment to bringing talented and diverse undergraduates into the service and reform of public education. Taking advantage of the racially and ethnically diverse school districts in the Allentown area, the Department has steadfastly valued its partnership with local schools. For its efforts in educating teachers to work in a diverse society, including a vibrant and intensive fieldwork program and inclusive and culturally relevant curriculum and pedagogy, the Department has been recognized as one of the best teacher education programs in the area. The collaborative and collegial nature of the Department's work has led to cohesive certification programs that intersect with nearly all of Muhlenberg's academic majors.
At Muhlenberg's Workday Career Portal candidates should upload the following as a single .pdf addressed to Dr. John Ramsay, Chair of the Education Department. 1) a letter of application addressing the above-listed hiring criteria; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) unofficial graduate transcripts; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a diversity statement (documenting how the applicant will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community); and 6) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.