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Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Post Date: 12/07/2018
Close Date: 02/17/2019
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive

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$50,000 - $69,999

Dickinson, ND

Job Description:
TITLE: Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (depending on experience)

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Dickinson State University Department of Teacher Education is seeking energetic and creative individuals to prepare education majors to be highly effective teachers. The DSU Teacher Education Program is experiencing growth! Therefore, the department intends to fill tenure-track faculty position(s) with candidate(s) whose own teaching careers were in elementary or PreK-12 schools. Responsibilities will include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary or PreK-12 curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment; coordinating corresponding fieldwork experiences; and supervising student teachers in area schools.

This department is a community of practice, committed to collaboration - with our partners in area schools and with on campus colleagues, working together to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, implement best practices, assess our program's effectiveness, and make changes on a path toward continuous improvement. We seek applicants who share that commitment.

The DSU Teacher Education Program is nationally accredited by NCATE through CAEP and is also approved at the state level by ESPB. The Department of Teacher Education's undergraduate and graduate courses challenge and support education majors in meeting the lnTASC standards throughout a teacher preparation program that integrates field experiences with all education courses. Such an approach promotes experiential learning and allows for immediate feedback based on observable performance of teaching skills with learners in actual PreK-12 classrooms.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education

LOCATION: Dickinson or Bismarck, ND


Master’s degree in education or related discipline
Demonstrated excellence in elementary or PK-12 teaching
Good interpersonal skills
Organizational skills
Strong Work Ethic


Demonstrated progress toward/or a Doctorate in Education or related discipline
Demonstrate passion and expertise in one or more of these areas: coordinating student teaching field experiences; teaching STEM methods courses; teaching courses on student diversity and exceptionalities; or assessing effectiveness in teacher preparation
Demonstrated excellence as an instructor of adult learners in post-secondary and graduate courses
Ability to modeling the practices that future teachers will be expected to use in the profession
Awareness of trends and issues in PK-12 education
Knowledge of research, best practices, program assessment, and accreditation in teacher preparation

COMPENSATION: Includes a salary of $56,000 - $59,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. And a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including employer-paid full-family coverage health insurance, TIAA retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

STARTING DATE: August 12, 2019


Provide instruction in various courses offered by DSU. The course load is 12 credits per semester (or 24 credits per academic year) and may involve travel to the university's sites in Bismarck or Williston, teaching via interactive video, or teaching online.
Teaching effectiveness includes 1) teach assigned class loads, 2) make appropriate preparations for the semester including syllabus preparation, preparation of lecture and/or studio materials, preparation of tests and assignments as needed/appropriate, revise course materials when needed, and provide measurable objectives for student performance, 3) act as a professional role model to students, 4) communicate effectively with students, 5) arrive at class punctually and use class time effectively, 6) stay current in field of expertise, 7) be available to and provide assistance to students, and 8) perform other teaching duties as assigned or noted by supervisor. Physical demands include the ability to stand or otherwise be present in a classroom during class time, the ability to move to students to provide assistance in the class, and the abilities to speak and listen.
Participate in scholarly activities and self-improvement.
These activities may include, but are not limited to, 1) evaluation and selection of materials for classroom activities, 2) professional reading and/or research for self-improvement and effectiveness 3) continuing education, including experiential learning, 4) professional exhibition of creative work and/or publishing in the outlets of professional organizations, 5) conference, workshop, convention and seminar attendance 6) presentations at professional conferences, workshops, conventions and/or seminars, 7) consultant work, 8) creation of new courses, and 9) review of commercial and professional curriculum materials. Physical demands are as needed to carry out the given task, but are not excessive and are largely controlled by the employee.
On-Campus Contributions to the University
Activities in this category may include but are not limited to 1) academic advising of students, 2) counseling, 3) writing recommendations and assisting with job placement, 4) recruiting, 5) raising funds, 6) serving on committees and/or faculty senate, 7) conducting and/or assisting at clinics, workshops, camps, etc., 8) teaching for continuing education, 9) attending university functions, 10) advising student organizations, and 11) grant writing. Physical demands are as needed to carry out the given task, but are not excessive and are largely controlled by the employee.
Off-Campus Contributions to the University
Activities in this category may include but are not limited to 1) making speeches/giving presentations to community groups, 2) organizing and/or working with community organizations, 3) belonging to or holding office in community organizations, 4) seeking or holding governmental office or working on behalf of governmental candidates and/or organizations, 5) serving on advisory boards, and 6) serving western North Dakota as a resource within the area of expertise. Physical demands are as needed to carry out the given task, but are not excessive and are largely controlled by the employee.
Other duties as assigned

This job announcement is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and determining job performance.

Band: 2000 Academic
Term: 9 months
Status: Full-time (100%), benefitted, exempt (from FLSA overtime)

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications received by February 17, 2019 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/employment/open-positions/, then upload a letter of application specifically addressing the above minimum and preferred qualifications, and a current curriculum vita by the date stated above. Additional information that is desired: Statement on Diversity, and copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire).

For more information about the position, contact the direct supervisor at 1-800-279-4295 ext. 2178 or dsu.education@dickinsonstate.edu

For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 483-2476

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran’s preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
Due to access to restricted information, the successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and I-9 employment certification is required at hire.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System. The university’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the state of North Dakota. For more information about Dickinson State University please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu and watch this video.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, educational programs or other related activities. Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
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