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24-68 Temporary Faculty Instructor of Social Foundations in Education
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 24-68
Join a vibrant equity-minded campus community of educators whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. The Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies invites applications for a Temporary Faculty Instructor position. The position will begin in January 2024.
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. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies, part of the College of Education and Social Work, 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.
The Temporary Faculty Instructor will teach a variety of courses in the Social Foundations in Education program. The incumbent will provide in-person, face-to-face, on-campus teaching and instructional learning. Classes are held during the daytime. Potential courses may include:
EDF255 | Evolution of Schooling in the U.S.
EDF300 | Democracy and Education
The ideal candidate will use innovative teaching skills and demonstrate attention to the learning and teaching needs of the department’s students. The incumbent will collaborate with other department faculty and staff to ensure student success.
The initial appointment will be for one semester with the possibility of renewal for future semesters based on departmental needs. A typical semester workload involves teaching 3-credits per semester.
Teach courses in the Social Foundations in Education program. Additional courses within area of specialization may be assigned based on departmental needs
Provide students with support during office hours
Participate in Departmental and College meetings and events
Master’s degree in Social Foundations in Education or related field
Experience with teaching pedagogies including multimodal and virtual
Experience working with diverse populations and/or multicultural teaching experience
Ability to teach in-person during the day
Doctorate degree in Social Foundations in Education or related field; and/or
Teaching experience at higher education level; and/or
Active participation in professional communities and organizations; and/or
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
Due to the temporary nature of this appointment, employment visa sponsorship is not available.
Applicants must successfully complete the application and interview process to be considered a finalist.
Required Documents for Consideration
List of three references (include name, title, email address, and telephone number). Letters of Recommendation will be automatically requested from these references
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all preemployment criminal background checks.
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.
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.