The Millikin University School of Education (SOE) invites applicants to apply for an elementary education faculty position. Millikin University’s Elementary Education program was rated as "Exemplary" by the Illinois State Board of Education in their most recent IEPP (Illinois Education Preparation Profile) ratings.  This position is a 10-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2023. Primary teaching responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) teaching methods in elementary reading, elementary language arts methods, and children’s literature. Other elementary methods courses and/or general education courses could be included in the annual teaching load for this position. Full-time faculty are responsible for making contributions in the areas of teaching (24cr per academic year), scholarship, university service, and academic advising.

The qualifications for this tenure-track Assistant Professor position includes:

  • Eligibility for tenure-track appointment at rank of assistant or associate professor with earned Ed.D or Ph.D in the field of Education; eligibility for appointment at rank of instructor with Master’s degree if willing to enroll in a doctoral program within two years
  • Scholarly work and/or extensive experience related to elementary literacy
  • Experience in (or openness to) a variety of teaching modalities (e.g. hybrid course development, online instruction, accelerated evening courses)
  • Previous classroom teaching experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with elementary teaching experience in Illinois and/or public school settings
  • Knowledge of EdTPA and Illinois teacher licensure requirements is advantageous
  • Experience working with college preservice teachers is distinctly advantageous

To complete the online application, candidates are directed to  While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae, Contact Information of at least 3 references (including the names, addresses and phone numbers), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Millikin University. The University’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled.

Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.


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