Williams Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Education. The position will begin with the fall 2019 semester. The Williams Teacher Education Program (WTEP) is a department within the Division of Professional Studies. The WTEP offers eight undergraduate programs preparing candidates for Arkansas teacher licensure, as well as two master’s level degree programs. The unit is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The candidate must have a master’s degree or higher in reading or a related area. Preference will be given to candidates who have a reading specialist degree and/or experience with the Arkansas Science of Reading requirements. Must have classroom teaching experience with a record of excellence in an elementary or mid-level setting.
Primary responsibilities include teaching education courses with an emphasis on reading and literacy. Designing reading curriculum and engaging learning experiences that meet the Arkansas proficiency pathway for the Science of Reading are critical aspects of this role. The candidate will collaborate with the department chair and faculty to support the CAEP accreditation process. Also of importance is the ability to model active-learning classroom strategies for teacher candidates as outlined in the TESS domains. Advising students, committee assignments, and university-wide activities are also elements of the position.
The salary and rank will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Retirement, group life and health insurance, and on-campus faculty housing are available.
Founded in 1941, Williams Baptist University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). It is located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and has an average enrollment of 500 students. Owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, the University takes its identity seriously as a Christian institution in the Baptist tradition. We are committed to producing exceptional graduates prepared to competently engage local and global cultures through a Christ-centered worldview. We accomplish this by providing an excellent, holistically Christian, liberal arts education while compassionately shaping student lives. More information about the University’s history, mission, and vision can be reviewed on this website.
Applicants must be individuals of the highest Christian character, excellent teachers, competent scholars, and servant leaders. Applicants should fill out the online application and then send: 1) a current academic vita; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy; 3) a statement of faith, and 4) three reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. A review of applicants will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.