Assistant Professor Tenured-Track
The National College of Education of National Louis University is pleased to announce its search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Secondary Education-Social Studies for its Master of Arts in Teaching Program and solicits nominations and expressions of interest. National College of Education, NCATE accredited, is one of the largest colleges of education in the country, with dynamic programs serving diverse learners.Screening of applications begins immediately. Position is open until filled.
National Louis University is a multi-purpose, not-for-profit university that annually serves more than 13,000 students. Founded in 1886 and dedicated to a progressive philosophy of education and social justice, the University also includes colleges of arts and sciences, and management and business. National Louis University has five Chicago area campuses in downtown Chicago, North Shore (Skokie), Lisle, Wheeling and Elgin; sites in Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin, and Nowy Sacz, Poland. The College has six strategic themes: teacher preparation, preparation and support of educational leaders, professional development, transforming learning environments through technology, engaging alumni and maximizing collaboration, learning and resources/partnerships.
The position requires an earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction or in a content discipline, preferably in Social Studies; experience in teaching at the middle or high school level; an active research agenda and research-based knowledge of teaching and learning. Candidates with experience in urban environments and schools, research and scholarship in that content area, grant writing, and using technology to enhance student learning, residency-based teacher education programs are preferred. Faculty in the college is expected to be involved with partner schools. The position is based in the Chicago area and requires travel to our five Chicago area campuses. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities for the faculty position include teaching graduate courses in general methods for secondary teachers, Social Studies content methods, student teaching seminar for a residency-based model, student advising, and program coordination. The faculty member will also participate in the work of the Secondary Education Program to assure continued recognition by NCSS/NCATE and to enhance quality and innovation in Social Studies instruction.
The Secondary Education Program at National Louis University is designed for aspiring middle and secondary school teachers. Constructivist philosophy has guided the program's development, coursework, materials, and instructional methods. We want our students to examine learning and learners in a way that will inform their instructional practices. Given the recognized quality of the National College of Education programs, successful graduates will have attractive opportunities for employment as secondary school teachers.
Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of educational philosophy, a statement of current and prospective research interests and the names of at least three references (including contact information) with JOB ID NCE0713 in subject line to Facultyvitas@nl.edu or via mail to the Office of Human Resources, National Louis University, 1000 Capitol Dr., Wheeling, IL 60090. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.