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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Language Teaching and Learning in Education
Department of Education

Hobart and William Smith Colleges seek candidates for a tenure track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to teach in an innovative liberal arts based Teacher Education Program. The successful candidate will teach liberal arts courses in education in his or her field of expertise as well as seminars for students pursuing teacher certification. He or she will also supervise elementary and secondary student teachers, advise students in the Teacher Certification Program, and have an opportunity to participate in the Colleges' General Education and Abroad Programs.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. with a strong background in language education, linguistics or a related field, experience teaching in K-12 settings, an ability to teach both pedagogical and liberal arts courses in education, and a clearly defined scholarly interest. ABD candidates will be considered. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and multiple languages. Experience supervising student teachers and an interest in promoting diversity within the Teacher Education Program are also desirable.

The Education Department at the Colleges is noted for its field-based teacher education program that is anchored in a liberal arts curriculum. The Department also enjoys close relationships with area schools, including the Geneva City Schools, which have a highly diverse student population. Education faculty are teachers, active scholars and public servants who constantly combine teaching, scholarship and service as means of helping others reflect upon their own intellectual concerns and social responsibilities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Review of completed applications will begin on February 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a vita, two writing samples, graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), and arrange to have three references sent to:

James MaKinster, Chair
Education Search Committee
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney St.
Geneva, New York 14456
EOE

The letter of interest should incorporate your philosophy of teaching and scholarly agenda. If you have questions contact Jim MaKinster (makinster@hws.edu). Women and members of traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.