Assistant Professor of Education

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Louisiana College seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Assistant Professor of Education. This is a full-time tenure-track teaching position to begin January 2022. 

The School of Education at Louisiana College 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 undergraduate/graduate education courses specializing in secondary education with experience with technology.
  • 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 college 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:

  • Preferred: Doctoral degree in a related education field is preferred or at a minimum, candidate must be enrolled in a doctoral program. College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching and learning process and experience in mentoring k-12 teachers.
  • Minimum: Master’s degree in their teaching field from an accredited institution including 18 graduate hours in the field of their teaching assignments.  
  • Required: Candidate must hold a valid Louisiana teaching certification in secondary education and at least four (4) years of recent professional experience in a K-12 setting. Candidate must have experience with learning standards/outcomes, compliance, and data collection and reporting, and be a trained TAP evaluator. 

The successful candidate will acknowledge a life calling to liberal arts education at a Christ-Centered College 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 College is a private, Baptist, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs, located in Pineville, Louisiana. The College 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.

To apply for this position, please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. LC application 
  3. Christian Worldview 
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Inquiries and all submissions should be made to:

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

Louisiana College

1140 College Drive, P. O. Box 567

Pineville, LA 71359

academicaffairs@lacollege.edu

To apply for this job email your details to academicaffairs@lacollege.edu