Assistant Professor – Sharon Walker School of Education


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Assistant Professor – Sharon Walker School of Education

The Sharon Walker School of Education at Morningside University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Education to provide instruction and support for elementary education initial licensure and endorsement programs in the unit.

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 12 MAT programs, including 3 initial licensure degree programs, and 13 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.

This is a 9-month, full-time position located on campus, with a start date of August 12, 2024.


  • Teach 24 credits in undergraduate and/or adult andgraduate online initial licensure or endorsements programs.
  • Prepare and deliver courses in these areas: foundations of education, elementary educationmethods, and/or reading methods.
  • Complete student assessments and professional dispositions as required for teacher candidate progression.
  • Participate in the work of the school of education as appropriate, including contributing to internalcommittees and curriculum redesign as qualified and needed.
  • Advise and consult with undergraduate students as assigned by department head.
  • Engage in service to the university and participate in professional development.


  • A master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, education, or closely related field; Ph.D. or Ed.D., preferred.
  • Licensure as an elementary teacher and K-12 teaching experience are required.
  • Teaching experience and licensure in literacy and/or special education, preferred.
  • 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, preferred.
  • Prior higher education teaching experience, preferred.

About Morningside:

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

Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applications received by February 9, 2024, will receive full consideration.  Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Successful completion of a background check and education verification are required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, creed, race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, or other characteristics protected by state and federal law. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources at

Apply on-line only by submitting an email to entering Elementary Education 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. Rochelle Maynard, Department Head, Sharon Walker School of Education (712-274-5287)