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Bluefield University Employment Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

The School of Education and Social Sciences at Bluefield University is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor in Education for an on-campus faculty position. Responsibilities will include teaching in the traditional and online undergraduate teacher preparation programs, advising students at the undergraduate level, and placing/supervising students at public PreK-12 schools for field experience and student teaching practicums.  Candidates are expected to provide service to the university, the School of Education and Social Sciences, and the profession.  Specific teaching assignments for this position include teaching education courses in online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats; advising students; and supervising student teachers. Additional duties will include serving on faculty committees and recruiting students at in-person open-house events and virtual avenues.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate or an earned master’s degree in education, an active teaching license as a teacher, and evidence of effective teaching at the PreK-12 level and at the university level. Candidates who are hired at the master’s degree level should demonstrate a plan for completing the doctoral degree. Candidates must have the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff, as well as work within Virginia Department of Education Licensure regulations and the Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) accreditation guidelines.

Preferred candidates will have recent secondary, special education, and/or reading teaching experience, experience in teaching online courses, and experience in developing courses for assessed needs. Preferred candidates will also be required to demonstrate facility with classroom technology as well as utilization of online applications.

The individual must be a committed Christian and have the ability to integrate faith and learning, foster critical and creative thinking, work cooperatively within the campus community to advance the mission of the college, and demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply for this position, please visit https://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
  • Statement of Christian Faith
  • Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield University, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected].

Additional information about Bluefield University is available at www.bluefield.edu.

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

Bluefield University is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Bluefield University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield University shall not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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