Job ID: 119577

Assistant Professor of Education - Elementary Education Literacy

Valparaiso University

  • Feb. 11, 2019
  • Open until filled
  • August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Elementary Education

The Department of Education at Valparaiso University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Major responsibilities include teaching elementary education literacy courses, teaching other elementary methods and/or foundations course work, supervision of elementary teacher candidates in early fieldwork and student teaching, continued scholarly activity, ongoing professional development, and service to the Department and University. The successful candidate will also be provided with both formal and informal mentoring to guide the individual toward tenure and promotion. The start date is approximately August 15, 2019.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. with a focus in elementary literacy is preferred. ABD candidates with a set degree completion date will also be considered. Candidates should demonstrate strong collaboration, research, and communication skills. A current elementary (K-6) teaching license and three years of elementary teaching experience are also preferred. Candidates must also be willing to travel within Northwest Indiana to complete observations of elementary teacher candidates.

Located an hour from downtown Chicago in northwest Indiana, Valparaiso University is a comprehensive university with about 3,800 students. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Complete applications will contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references listed, a statement of teaching philosophy, and transcripts of graduate course work. Applicants may also provide examples of scholarship if those are available. Applications should be submitted electronically through Interfolio at Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Maryann Dudzinski of the Education Department at:

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Contact Information

  • Maryann Dudzinski
    Department of Education
    Valparaiso University
    1800 Chapel Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

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