Louisiana College seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Assistant Professor of Education. This is a full-time teaching position.
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 Teacher Education Department is to train 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 Elementary Education courses, especially science, math, reading, technology, and various psychologies
Collaborate with public and private schools
Supervise and observe/evaluate undergraduate candidates during methods and student teaching 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 a 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 and staff meetings (monthly).
Actively contribute to the collection and analysis of assessment and accreditation data for the enhancement of the department/programs
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.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission and vision of Louisiana College. That commitment includes agreement with the college’s published Statement of Faith.
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 students and the ability to relate well to them.
Minimum qualifications: The full-time assistant professor must possess a master’s degree in their teaching field from an accredited institution including 18 graduate hours in the field of their teaching assignments. The candidate must be actively pursuing a terminal degree in teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate or a terminal degree and at least 5 years of recent professional experience in a K-12 setting. College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching and learning process is preferred. Experience with accreditation standards, compliance, and data collection and reporting is required.
To apply for this position, please submit the following:
A Cover Letter
Louisiana College Application (See Employment Forms)
Christian World View (See Employment Forms)
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
Three References with addresses and telephone numbers.
Applications should be submitted to Dr. Cheryl D. Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, P.O, Box 567, Pineville, LA, 71359 or email information to email@example.com.The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
Louisiana College is a private, Baptist, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional and graduate programs, located in Pineville, LA. 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 undergraduate and 200 graduate students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.