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Assistant Professor of Education

Position Announcement: Secondary Education

The Education Department at Lake Forest College seeks a candidate with a secondary education background for a tenure-track appointment in a highly successful, rigorous liberal-arts teacher licensure program, starting in fall 2019. The successful candidate will also provide support to all of the department’s licensure programs, K-12, elementary, middle-school, and secondary education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities will include teaching a wide variety of course offerings in areas such as: secondary teaching methods (both general and discipline-specific), middle level and disciplinary literacy, educational foundations, and research methods. Other responsibilities will include portfolio assessment and clinical supervision of student teaching and pre-student teaching practicum placements in a variety of clinical settings.


Required Qualifications:

  • A successful candidate will complement the strengths of current faculty and will have:
  • An earned doctorate in education or related field, or evidence that all requirements for the doctorate will be completed by spring 2019
  • Considerable years of successful teaching experience in 6th – 12th grade
  • Strong background in secondary general and discipline-specific pedagogy, differentiated instruction, and teacher development, as well as knowledge of disciplinary literary
  • Strong teaching experience or potential at the post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated or strong potential for scholarly productivity, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications, local and national conference presentations, and active participation in relevant scholarly communities
  • Demonstrated interest in working in K-12 partnerships in multicultural, multilingual settings and in a variety of suburban school districts
  • Demonstrated 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.


Preferred Qualifications/background:

  • Experience supporting teacher candidates in preparation for edTPA
  • Experience with ELL (English Language Learners), Bilingual Education, and/or Special Education
  • Experience with or strong potential for obtaining external funding to support research
  • A desire to participate in school-reform initiatives and/or discourse
  • Active membership and demonstrated or potential for leadership in relevant scholarly communities through research productivity.


The Department of Education at Lake Forest College:

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. To learn more about the Lake Forest College Department of Education’s program and conceptual framework, go to http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/education/


Lake Forest College:

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 members of historically underrepresented groups.


Application Process:

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 teaching effectiveness and research agenda. Reference letters must be submitted directly by the referring parties to the e-mail address above and not come from the candidate. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Desmond I. Odugu, Search Committee Chair. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.