Assistant Professor of Education - Early Childhood

Posted: 11/12/2023

Faculty Position Vacancy
Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The college is located in Waverly, Iowa, a growing community of more than 10,000 residents. As part of the Cedar Valley metro area (near Waterloo and Cedar Falls), Waverly has an abundance of cultural, musical, and recreational opportunities. Major Midwest metropolitan areas within driving distance include Des Moines, Iowa (2.5 hours); Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. (3 hours); Madison, Wis. (3.5 hours); Rochester, Minn. (2 hours); Chicago (5 hours); and Omaha, Neb. (4 hours). The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that 
recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups.

POSITION:                     Assistant Professor of Education – Early Childhood

TITLE:                             Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

STARTING DATE:         August 2024

TIMELINE:                     Screening of applications begins November 10?? and continues until 
the position is filled.

Successful candidates will provide evidence of the following qualifications:
Earned degree in Elementary Education. Doctorate in Education (or related field) or ABD; at least 
three years of successful K-8 teaching experience with emphasis in Early Childhood; Commitment to 
student-centered learning, teacher preparation, and excellence in teaching. Successful and 
innovative college-level teaching; Commitment to inclusive communities

Ability to teach in the education professional core and facilitate student work in diverse 
settings; Knowledge of and experience with teacher education accreditation standards and processes; 
Desire to teach in the College’s interdisciplinary general education program; Experience with 
student teaching supervision; Successful experience working with diverse populations and diverse 

Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, 
and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to support 
the College’s mission and contribute to the strategic plan.

The successful candidate will fulfill the duties of tenure track (or visiting) faculty to include:
1.   Teach courses in Early Childhood and the Elementary Education core.
2.   Contribute to student recruitment activities
3.   Contribute to Teacher Education Program responsibilities.

Send resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College.

Please also address any experience you have working with diverse groups of students. This 
information should be submitted electronically to: or by regular mail to: Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-1003. For specific inquiries contact Dr. Rick Snyder, Chair of the Education Department ( ). For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see, and specifically about the Teacher Education Program, see . Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.

WARTBURG COLLEGE is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented ethnic and minority groups.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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