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Assistant Professor of Education

The Education Department at Lake Forest College seeks a candidate for a tenure-track appointment in a highly successful, rigorous liberal-arts teacher licensure program in elementary education. The successful candidate will also support licensure programs at all grade levels. Responsibilities will include teaching a wide variety of courses in areas such as elementary teaching methods, elementary literacy, and educational foundations. Other responsibilities will include portfolio assessment and supervision of student teaching and pre-student teaching practicum placements in a variety of clinical settings.

The Department draws from the social reconstructionist tradition in teacher education; our aim is to prepare critical, analytical, reflective teachers, who view themselves as agents of change in schools and who see teaching as a rigorous intellectual and serious moral endeavor.  The Department takes pride in the diversity of its school district partnerships.  The Department has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship in order to support our students’ development in the teaching profession.

A successful candidate will complement the strengths of current faculty with scholarship and creative interests in elementary pedagogy, differentiated instruction, literacy, and/or teacher development; have strong teaching experience or potential at the college level; have successful teaching experience at the K-8 level; have strong potential for scholarly productivity; demonstrate an interest in working in K-12 partnerships in multicultural, bilingual settings and in a variety of suburban school districts; possess a desire to participate in school-reform initiatives; and demonstrate a commitment to collegial collaboration to sustain our excellent reputation for teaching and supervision in our K-12 licensure programs in a liberal-arts, residential-college setting. Experience with integration edTPA is preferred.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

An earned doctorate in education or evidence that all requirements for the doctorate will be completed by spring 2017 is required for this position. To learn more about our program and our conceptual framework, go to  http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/education/

Applicants should send a letter of application and current vita to educsearch@lakeforest.edu. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation that speak to the candidate’s qualifications, including direct observation of teaching excellence, to be sent to this e-mail address. Reference letters must be submitted directly by the referring parties and not come  from the candidate. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Rachel G. Ragland, Search Committee Chair. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.