St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, with expertise in content methods for elementary education and/or educational psychology, beginning August 2023. We seek an enthusiastic individual who values our public liberal arts mission, our commitment to inclusive diversity, and belief in the necessity and value of public education. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in content methods for elementary educators, educational psychology, children’s and young adult literature.
Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in elementary methods education, educational psychology, or a related field by the time of employment. Minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience, with preference for elementary education. Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse school-age and college-age students. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in the U.S. upon hire.
The Department of Educational Studies and St. Mary’s College of Maryland have a strong commitment to diversity. We particularly seek applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, and those who have experience with and commitment to working with historically underrepresented groups.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu ) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
Application materials should include a cover letter in which candidate addresses how their teaching will contribute to an inclusive classroom, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one should speak to the candidate’s disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/123649. Questions may be directed to: David Morris, Search Chair, Educational Studies at 240-895-4339.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.