Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church invites nominations and applications for the position of…

Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

The Simpson College Education Department has one full-time faculty position open. Applicants with a master’s degree would be considered for a non-tenure track instructor position. Applicants with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. (ABD candidates included) will be considered for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Due to the education and experiences of current faculty, this position may focus on special education or early childhood special education. This position requires successful teaching in a special education or early childhood special education setting. Preferred candidates will have exemplary teaching at the college level, integrate instructional technology in courses, be dedicated to multicultural education, and support the department mission. Course load may include foundational courses in addition to special education or early childhood courses.

Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse, and just community. The main campus in Indianola, Iowa is located just 12 minutes from the capital city of Des Moines, Iowa. Additional facilities are located in West Des Moines and Ankeny. To learn more about Simpson College please visit:

The position will begin August 2017, and requires a minimum of a master’s degree (with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred), interdisciplinary interest, and experience and/or expressed interest in working at a primarily residential, liberal arts institution. Candidates for the position must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and a willingness to engage students in scholarship, research and/or creative work. Faculty members at Simpson College are expected to participate in faculty governance, student advising, new student recruitment and in other ways that demonstrate support of the mission of the institution.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Submit application letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by email or U.S. mail to:

Dr. Barb Ramos, Chair

Department of Education

Simpson College

701 North C Street

Indianola, IA 50125


Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. You will find the entire EOE statement at:  Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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