Assistant Professor of Education – Educational Research
The Sharon Walker School of Education at Morningside University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Educational Research to provide instruction and support for graduate students enrolled in initial licensure and advanced practice graduate programs.
The Sharon Walker School of Education focuses exclusively on preparing future educators and providing advanced study for current educators, serving approximately 1,500 students each year across undergraduate, adult, and graduate programs both on campus and online. The School offers traditional initial licensure programs for undergraduate students in elementary and secondary education, as well as 100% online graduate programs, featuring 12 MAT programs, 3 initial licensure graduate degree programs, and 13 graduate advanced practice endorsements. In addition, Morningside University is one of two institutions in the state of Iowa approved to offer initial licensure through the Iowa Teacher Intern program for secondary education and the only approved Teacher Intern program for special education in the state. Enrollments are thriving in these accelerated adult and alternative route programs. All graduate students in initial licensure and advanced practice MAT degree programs conduct action research. The MAT research core is designed to scaffold research design and evaluation skills leading to a capstone experience at the conclusion of the MAT degree program.
This is a 12-month, full time, tenure track position with a remote option and an annual teaching load of 24 credits assigned across the fall, spring, and/or summer terms as appropriate. The anticipated start date is August 12, 2024.
- Teach graduate courses (online) in the MAT research core to initial licensure and advanced practice graduate students.
- Participate in service to the unit and university and engage in professional development.
- Embrace action research paradigms as a meaningful form of professional development for educators.
- Mentor and nurture adult learners to success with educational action research.
- Provide content oversight for the core coursework of the MAT degree programs and participate in the continuous improvement and development of coursework.
- Mentor part time faculty teaching in the research core.
- Demonstrate a commitment to implementing high quality instruction in an online environment.
- Teaching assignments may include courses such as, educational research theory, readings, designing action research, evaluating action research, education research capstone.
- An earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction, education, or closely related field, and experience teaching in K-12.
- Outstanding educational and instructional technology skills, experience using learning management systems, electronic portfolio systems, and remote learning platforms.
- Expertise in research design and data analysis, as well as experience with/openness to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
- Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to creating inclusive learning environments and curricula for a diverse student body, including awareness of current practices that support underrepresented populations.
- Additional licensure/endorsements in literacy, ESL, special education, or educational administration, preferred.
- Prior experience in online teaching, adult education, and/or graduate programs, preferred.
- Prior teaching experience in higher education teacher preparation programs, preferred.
Morningside, a private university located in Sioux City, Iowa, is admired for both its rich, connected campus community and exceptional active learning experiences. Established in 1894, the university has been led by its 13th president Dr. Albert Mosley since 2022 and is nestled within a serene 69-acre park-like campus in the heart of Iowa’s fourth largest city. Morningside also offers academic environments at its 77-acre learning farm and at the Sioux Gateway Airport for its School of Aviation. The institution serves a community of approximately 2,300 students from almost all 50 states and more than 30 countries.
As a testament to its learning outcomes, more than 80% of undergraduate students have engaged in an internship, externship, student teaching, or preceptorship upon graduation, and for more than a decade 99% of students have gone on to a job or graduate school in their field of study within six months of graduation. Residential undergraduate students can expect a tranquil and secure campus environment, propelling personal and professional growth. Student life includes around 50 student-led clubs and organizations, a wide array of visual and performing arts opportunities, and 28 varsity sports that regularly receive conference and national recognition. Morningside is also proud to serve as a regional resource for the Siouxland area, offering a variety of on-campus events and activities for students, alumni, and the community at large. Learn more at morningside.edu.
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Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applications received by October 30, 2023, will receive full consideration. Apply on-line only by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org entering “Educational Research Faculty Search” in the subject line and attaching PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and list of five references (name, phone number, and email). Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Kelly Chaney, Dean of the Sharon Walker School of Education (712-274-5540 or email@example.com).