Assistant Professor of Education


Website Louisiana Christian University

Louisiana Christian University seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Assistant Professor of Education. This is a full-time 9 month tenure-track teaching position to begin August 2022.

The School of Education at Louisiana Christian University prepares candidates in accordance with its Mission to provide an environment and structure that prepares its students to become professional educators, informed by the Christian faith, and committed to life-long learning in a changing world.  The goal of the School of Education is to develop teacher candidates to become Dynamic Educators through weaving these three strands together by:

  • Modeling Christian Service with their students and their communities.
  • Mastering the Subject Matter that is based in the liberal arts and sciences and research-based learning theories.
  • Exemplifying the Attributes of the Practitioner Teacher by applying their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the classroom to the ultimate goal of student learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach a variety of graduate education courses with an emphasis in research. May also teach undergrad courses.
  • Actively write for the accreditation process and contribute to the collection and analysis of assessment and accreditation data for the enhancement of the department/programs.
  • Collaborate with public and private schools, as well as university faculty for the advancement of education initiatives.
  • Supervise and observe/evaluate undergraduate candidates during methods experiences.
  • Advise current education students and recruit prospective students for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Continue professional development in the discipline.
  • Participate in faculty governance, committees, and other events/organizations on campus.
  • Plan, organize, and teach in a manner that encourages Christian development in harmony with the school’s doctrinal position, mission, and values.
  • Promote and direct successful student learning in keeping with the learning centered values and goals of the school.
  • Develop syllabi that clearly outline the course requirements, rationale, goals, and objectives.
  • Select textbooks and other resources for assigned classes, prepare class sessions and assignments to ensure students grasp course content and how it integrates with overall student learning outcomes for the course.
  • Create an engaging learning environment that encourages student involvement and participation.
  • Document students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade.
  • Be accessible to students outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success, life goals, and spiritual development.
  • Maintain posted office hours and participate in chapel and other school related events such as commencement and various honor ceremonies.
  • Participate in and contribute to curriculum development by planning, developing, and evaluating new and existing courses and curriculum.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, staff meetings, and committee service.
  • Perform other responsibilities requested by administration.
  • Maintain a true example of Christian character in the community.
  • Represent the school positively to prospective students and supporters.

Qualifications: Required: Doctoral degree in a related education field. College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching and learning process and action research.

Candidate must have at least four (4) years of recent professional experience in a K-12 setting and/or college level teaching. Candidate must have experience with learning standards/outcomes, compliance, and data collection and reporting. Preferred experience in teaching educational research and mentoring students through the research process.

The successful candidate will acknowledge a life calling to liberal arts education at a Christ-Centered university with a mission that is “committed to academic excellence where students are equipped for lives of learning, leading, and serving”. In addition, the successful candidate will also demonstrate support for Christian liberal arts education and the specific ability to integrate faith and the discipline in a compelling, thoughtful manner, as well as an understanding of undergraduate and graduate students and the ability to relate well to them.

Louisiana Christian University is a private, Baptist, coeducational university of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1906 and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Louisiana Baptist Convention. It has an enrollment of about 1,200 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Application Requirements:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please submit all the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. LCU faculty application
  3. LCU Christian Worldview Statement
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable in application phase)
  6. Three references (names and email addresses or phone numbers)

Inquiries and all submissions should be made to:

Dr. Cheryl D. Clark
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Louisiana Christian University

1140 College Drive, P. O. Box 567

Pineville, LA 71359

NOTE:   Only completed application packets with all the information above will be reviewed.

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