Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies invites applications for the position of Tenure-track Assistant Professor for Educational Psychology and Assessment.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies.
The College of Education and Social Work is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, NCATE. This accreditation covers both initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. The Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies is dedicated to fostering the development of educators with the requisite critical consciousness and pedagogical skills to act as public intellectuals: citizen-teachers capable of creating pedagogical spaces and practices that are relevant, impactful, and liberating for their students. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
Responsibilities include: • Teaching in the areas of Educational Psychology and/ or Assessment at the undergraduate and/ or graduate level • Advising and mentoring students • Maintaining an active research agenda • Serving the University and the community through participation in various committees
The typical course load involves teaching four courses per semester at the undergraduate level. Department programs are typically offered in a face-to-face format; online and hybrid classes may be required.
• Earned doctorate in Educational Psychology, Educational Assessment, or a closely related discipline (ABD considered with firm completion date) • A record of or demonstrated potential for scholarship
• Experience teaching at college level • Experience teaching at K-12 level • Demonstrated experience in Critical Pedagogy and/or Transformative Education • Articulated philosophy of how Educational Psychology and Assessment might be integrated into such missions
The following materials should be submitted to the West Chester University Electronic Submission site: • Letter of interest • Curriculum vitae • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required of finalists) • Letters of reference will be requested of finalists • A diversity statement will be required of finalists
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists successfully complete interviews, a research presentation, and a teaching demonstration. The successful candidate will need to complete the university’s distance education training program within two years of hire, for the purpose of preparing for unexpected remote teaching needs.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 22-03
About West Chester University
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.