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Secondary Education (7-12) with an Emphasis on the Social Studies or the Sciences

posted Oct 7, 2015, 8:43 AM by Joe Shosh

The Moravian College Education Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in secondary education (Grades 7-12) with an emphasis in either the teaching of social studies or the teaching of science. The position begins Fall Term 2016. Members of the Moravian College Education Department view and carry out their work in the context of the College’s liberal arts ethos.

The successful candidate will serve as secondary education coordinator and will oversee the philosophical and practical development of the college’s secondary education program. He or she will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in general secondary methods and special methods within the disciplinary content area(s) of expertise. As the department philosophy encourages links between the theory of the classroom and practice in the field, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise students in the field, especially during student teaching.

The candidate must be ready to share in the work of a thriving education department engaged in processes of both growth and redesign. Other education opportunities exist, including the teaching of foundations, educational technology, and adolescent psychology. The undergraduate program offers certificates in early childhood education (PreK-Grade 4), middle level education (Grades 4-8), most areas in secondary education (Grades 7-12), as well as certification in the PreK-12 areas of art, music, and foreign language.

Opportunities to teach in other undergraduate areas in support of the liberal arts curriculum,
as well as within the graduate education program, are also available. In addition to awarding the Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees, the graduate education program offers certification for principals, supervisors of curriculum and instruction, reading specialists, ESL teachers, and special educators.

Qualified applicants must have a record of at least three years of successful child-centered, public school teaching and hold an appropriate doctorate degree. ABD considered. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine desire to participate fully in a liberal arts environment and be committed first to teaching and next to scholarship and service.

Complete applications will be considered beginning October 15, 2015 and continue until an appointment is made. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference in a digital Microsoft Word format to Subject line should state “Attn Joseph Shosh.” Materials not available in Word format should be sent to Dr. Joseph Shosh, Chair, PPHAC 327, Education Department, Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650.

Moravian College is a selective private liberal arts college in eastern Pennsylvania with a strong teacher education tradition. The enrollment in the regular day program is 1600 students. Founded in 1742, Moravian is the sixth oldest college in the United States. Moravian is located near New York City and Philadelphia, which affords easy access to many colleges and universities, as well as other scholarly and cultural resources. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.  Moravian College values diversity and encourages individuals from under-represented populations to apply.  

Joe Shosh,
Oct 7, 2015, 8:43 AM