Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Educational Studies
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Educational Studies, with expertise in courses content-area literacy, social foundations of education, and/or early elementary literacy development and assessment, beginning August 2023. We seek an enthusiastic individual who values our public liberal arts mission, our commitment to inclusive diversity, and belief in the necessity and value of public education. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in content methods, undergraduate courses related to reading development/language acquisition and content-area literacy, and/or social foundations of education.
Minimum qualifications: An earned Master’s (instructor) or doctoral degree (assistant professor) in education; three (3) years of K-12 teaching experience, at either elementary or secondary level; knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse school-age and college-age students. The Department of Educational Studies and St. Mary’s College of Maryland have a strong commitment to diversity. We particularly seek applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, and those who have experience with and commitment to working with historically underrepresented groups. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in the U.S. upon hire.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to what is found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences, and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
Application materials should include a cover letter in which candidate addresses how his/her teaching will contribute to an inclusive classroom, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/124057. Questions may be directed to: Katy Arnett, Search Chair, Educational Studies at 240-895-4451.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.