Faculty, Tenure Track - Johnston Center
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Faculty – Tenure Track
DEPARTMENT: Johnston Center
AVAILABLE: September 2015
POSTING DATE: August 8, 2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 17, 2014
DESCRIPTION: The Johnston Center for Integrative Studies seeks a candidate at the assistant or associate level who has practiced interdisciplinary teaching, research, and learning. We are interested in candidates who work across some combination of Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and/or the Arts. Our chief concern is not a specific discipline but rather a teacher-scholar who is eager to work with students in interdisciplinary and integrative ways. The successful applicant should have a PhD in hand, experience with alternative education at the college level, and enthusiasm for working with students and faculty in a community setting.
Johnston is a living and learning environment designed to support individual intelligence, curiosity, and initiative. Johnston is fully integrated into a liberal arts and sciences university. This faculty member will join with students to invent and teach discussion-based seminars, which are negotiated through individual and class contracts between students and faculty. These course contracts lead to written evaluations rather than grades. We seek a candidate with eclectic teaching methods, including co-teaching, facilitation, experiential learning, and teaching in community. Faculty members mentor and advise students who write integrated graduation contracts that articulate individualized depth, breadth, and cross-cultural plans for their educations. The very nature of Johnston is to think beyond disciplines… not just an alternative academic process but a living, breathing community of students and faculty.
In addition to teaching and research, Johnston faculty members devote considerable time to working with individual students to prepare their Graduation Contracts for committee, attend weekly Community Meetings and Academic Policy Committee meetings, participate in community events, as well as engage in service at the College and University levels. Johnston Faculty members rotate into the Johnston Directorship. Interested candidates should have the desire and ability to learn about and participate in the administrative operations of the Center.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should have a PhD in hand, experience with alternative education at the college level, and enthusiasm for working with students and faculty in a community setting.
TO APPLY: For consideration, please send the following to email@example.com: Letter of interest, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of experience with alternative education. (Candidates who advance will be asked to provide a research sample and 3 letters of reference).
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