Closes: Open until filled. Posted 02/23/2017
Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2016, Nevada State College (NSC) is the first and only four year institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of diverse and largely underserved population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, NSC emphasizes high- quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences and innovation.
At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.
The School of Education (SOE) is one of three schools at the College including the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing. The mission of the School of Education is to prepare highly qualified, culturally responsive professionals. We accomplish this through effective pedagogy, state of the art technology, clinical experiences, scholarly inquiry, and community partnerships. SOE houses programs in Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Education, TESOL/ELAD, Educational Technology and Speech Pathology. All programs lead to Nevada Department of Education licensure. All of the degree programs adhere to critical national and regional standards. Desired Learning Outcomes are based upon the INTASC Standards. The SOE subscribes to the philosophy that teaching should be the primary area of emphasis for faculty members, with scholarship and service as important but secondary priorities to teaching. Faculty are recruited, evaluated, awarded tenure, and promoted predicated on this perspective. The School of Education partners with Clark County School District (CCSD) which is the fifth largest school district in the United States, to prepare teachers in methods that promote academic success.
Primary ResponsibilitiesNSC invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of social studies education to begin fall 2017. Candidates for the position should have an understanding of contemporary theories, pedagogy, and best practices associated with social sciences/history education. The person hired in this position will be responsible for teaching a course load of four courses per semester in social studies education (elementary and secondary level methods courses) and educational foundations. Summer teaching opportunities may be available as well. The courses will be offered in day, evening, online and other distance learning formats.
Additionally, the candidate will collaborate with faculty in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences to enhance secondary education programs, advise students in the secondary education program, work in K-12 partnership schools, participate in program and curriculum development, and supervise students in the field.
As a member of the School of Education, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities consistent with the Standards of Academe of the School of Education and provide school, college and community service to further the mission of the School of Education and Nevada State College.
Rank and Salary
- Tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor level.
- Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.
- Doctorate in secondary education with content expertise in the social sciences/history (highly competitive ABD candidates will be considered)
- Knowledge of Common Core Standards in Social Studies
- Three years or more 7-12 teaching experience in secondary social studies (history or related subject within social sciences)
- Experience or commitment to working collaboratively with other faculty in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development opportunities
- Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
- Experience with pre-service and/or in-service teacher preparation.
- Experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring first generation and nontraditional college students in an environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles
- Experience collaborating with K-12 teachers in field-based teacher education programs
- Evidence of strong commitment to preparing teachers to work in a diverse, inclusive urban school setting
- A demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching in a variety of instructional formats in higher education (e.g., face to face, hybrid, online)
- Knowledge of and experience in culturally responsive teaching practices
- Knowledge and skills in differentiating instruction and assessment for diverse learners, including second language learners, in K-16 settings
- Record of scholarly work
- Experience in applying for, receiving, and administering grant funded programs
- Active membership in professional associations associated with the social sciences education
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