Geneva College invites applications for a faculty member in the Education Department. This position begins August 2019 and will remain open until filled. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Following is a complete job description with required skills, abilities, education and experience; applicants meeting the minimum qualifications should submit the following information for consideration.
Please send the following materials for consideration:
A focused letter which addresses the candidate's interest in this position and the specific skills and qualifications related to this position; especially the candidate’s fitness for teaching and integrating faith in the classroom.
A statement of faith (“This is what I believe”) (1 page limit)
A statement of your faith journey and church involvement (1 page limit)
A statement which describes the integration of your field and Christian faith in light of the Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” (available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment)
Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
A completed employment application
The Department of Education at Geneva College invites qualified applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position in Special Education at the assistant/associate professor level beginning August 2019. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate classes, advising, and participation in departmental and college committees. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to Christian higher education.
Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their doctorate by the time of hiring. Candidates who are ABD or those with a Master’s degree planning to work on a doctorate will be considered. The successful candidate must have experience in K-12 special education as a teacher, administrator, or specialist. Review of applications will begin January 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Education Department has approximately 125 undergraduate students in elementary, middle, secondary, and special education programs. The department is dedicated to preparing students to be competent professional teachers committed to excellence and integrity who can identify and analyze educational issues from a Christian perspective.
Responsible for providing quality instruction in the Education Department to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress.
Selected candidates will be expected to:
Teach assigned courses
Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons (Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course)
Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabus
Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting
Suitably challenge, engage serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
Respond to student questions on a timely basis
Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus
The successful candidate must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
Responsibilities of the Faculty @ Geneva College
Geneva College is founded upon a Biblical view of life and the world as expressed in evangelical and reformed theology and set forth in “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” It is committed consciously and wholeheartedly to offering Christian higher education designed for the whole life of the whole person. Consequently, faculty should strive to:
Demonstrate Christian living and obedience in personal growth, in the interactions of College life, and in dedication to Christian calling and service;
Seek an understanding and articulation of how the Word of God directs the search for truth;
Pursue excellence in their work;
Show concern for those under their care and instruction;
Value the contributions of all members of the College community and support one another in various tasks; and
Be motivated by a vision that the College was founded upon the providential mercy of God, and that their primary purpose is to serve Him within the world-wide company of Christian believers and in the geographical area where God has placed the College.
Along with a commitment to the above statements from the College Catalog, all faculty members recognize certain concomitant responsibilities to their students, to their colleagues, and to the College and broader community.
To students faculty members will strive to
Demonstrate how course content can be viewed or interpreted from a Christian perspective.
Keep abreast of current developments in their disciplines, continuously update course content, improve the method of instruction, and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction.
Maintain in their classrooms and elsewhere an intellectual and attitudinal environment in which students are stimulated to learn, to ask questions, and to explore alternative approaches to problems.
Respect students as persons, being concerned about their progress, and be willing to hear their points of view without prejudice.
Be committed to promoting cultural diversity in curricular offerings and classroom activities which demonstrate an appreciation of all individuals consistent with the Christian character of the College.
Inform students at the beginning of each semester to the objectives of each course and organize the method of instruction and time allocation so as to meet those objectives.
Provide a syllabus to students early in each course concerning course requirements, such as examinations, papers, grading policies, disability accommodations, academic integrity, and attendance. Examinations and papers, which are used for determining a course grade, should be available to students for inspection and discussion. Students’ grades should be based on recognized academic standards.
Hold classes and examinations as scheduled and, in the event of necessary absence, inform students in advance of changes in schedule and making suitable alternative arrangements.
Be readily available to students for individual conferences relating to coursework or other matters of concern and interest to students. Faculty should post a schedule indicating times when they will be available for consultation.
Understand the curriculum adequately to provide accurate advising to students.
To their colleagues, faculty members have a responsibility to
Comply with policies and procedures established by the faculty.
Respect the rights of free inquiry and expression of opinion by their colleagues in accordance with the College’s statement on academic freedom.
Acknowledge in their own publications the contributions which colleagues have made to research and other endeavors.
Evaluate or comment fairly and objectively on the work of colleagues when peer evaluation is required for the purposes of promotion, curriculum assessment, and the like.
To the College faculty members have a responsibility to
Participate in the committee work and other channels of self-governance on departmental or college levels.
Observe the regulations of the College which are designed to promote freedom for teaching and research, and participate through orderly means in seeking modification in these regulations when they are considered inappropriate.
Indicate when they are speaking as private persons that they are not speaking for or representing the College.
Participate in faculty meetings, workshops, and the College’s faculty development program.
Faculty members are encouraged to participate in endeavors for improvement of the spiritual, economic, social and cultural life of the college community, especially when they have an expertise which may make their contribution particularly valuable and when such a contribution can be made without interfering with their primary obligations for teaching and scholarly endeavor.
Internal Number: EDU-18-00015
About Geneva College
Geneva College is a challenging Christian college that prepares students to challenge the world and succeed.
We provide an academically rigorous education comprised of distinctive and innovative courses. Geneva offers over 40 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs, with the most popular including business, engineering, education, biology, communication, psychology, student ministry and human services. And our liberal arts core fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, the social and natural sciences, biblical studies, and experiential learning. Founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva helps students meet the challenge of becoming everything God means them to be.
Our 55-acre campus is located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Geneva College is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).