Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Position
Special Education
Education Department

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 Education 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. a strong background in education or field closely related to special education, disability studies, or family studies, experience teaching in K-12 settings, an ability to teach both pedagogical and liberal arts courses in education, and a clearly defined scholarly interest. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: learning disabilities, elementary education, attention related disabilities, families, literacy, co-teaching, education and gender, or emotional behavioral disabilities. Experience supervising student teachers and an interest in promoting diversity within the Teacher Education Program are also desirable.

The Education Department 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


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a vita, two writing samples, and letters from three references to:

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

The letter of interest should incorporate your philosophy of teaching and scholarly agenda.

If you have questions contact Jim MaKinster (makinster@hws.edu). Review of completed applications will begin on November 5, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Women and members of traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information, please visit the following websites: Hobart and William Smith Colleges http://www.hws.edu and the Education Department http://www.hws.edu/academics/education/.

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.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,216, the Colleges offer 62 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.




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Geneva, NY 14456
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