2 Positions: Central College: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Education

There are 2 positions available in Central College’s department of Education for a lecturer or senior lecturer as a one year non-tenure line appointment beginning August 2017 which includes the possibility of renewal. Successful candidates will embrace Central College’s commitment to be a leader in preparing the next generation of K-12 educators in the state of Iowa. Our new colleague will join an active and highly collaborative partnership with school districts, local corporations, cross- curricular college departments, and state-level agencies on current state education initiatives.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education (ABD considered). Recent K-12 teaching or administrative experience and/or college teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of research, scholarly publications or grant writing in education/educational leadership or a clear indication of potential success in these areas.

Our new colleague will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in the teacher preparation program (Foundations of Education, Human Relations, Curricular Methods and Student Teaching Seminar), college-wide liberal arts courses, and supervise field experiences in K-12 education. All faculty at Central are also supported to pursue scholarly activities in publishing, research, and professional endeavors.

Central’s DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION featuring both Elementary Education and Secondary Education is a highly collaborative, collegial department that is well integrated in the life of campus across disciplines and provides rich and meaningful collaborative opportunities with regional school districts and community partners. Central College Education students exhibit highly successful Praxis Exam completion rates (over 96%) and are annually awarded the Recognition of Excellence Indicator Award for exemplary scores.

The department is highly committed to a novel developmental model to prepare students to become effective educators in elementary and secondary education. This unique model aligns with InTASC standards for teacher preparation and provides students with fundamental, developmentally appropriate coursework and experiences. The Central Teachers Academy (CTA) is an exceptional teacher preparation program, highly regarded in the state, and the only one of its kind in Iowa. CTA students are trained and paired with mentor teachers in the Pella Community School District and Pella Christian School for three years. The education department is housed in the Roe Center, Central’s newest academic building which features energy conservation and environmental responsibility and was awarded a platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating from the United States Green Building Council.

Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.


To apply for this position visit http://www.central.edu/jobseekers/ . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background investigation.  Please submit the following materials online:

  1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy

Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate’s qualifications for this leadership opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace.  Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.

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