Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
FULL TIME SPECIAL EDUCATION FACULTY MEMBER
POSITION SUMMARY. The Loras College Teacher Education Program announces a full time, tenure-track Special Education position available in the Division of Teacher Education and Behavioral Sciences to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Teacher Education Program’s core curriculum, the Elementary Education major, and Special Education courses (Instructional Strategist I) that service both the Instructional Strategist I K-8 and Birth Through Grade Three Inclusive Settings endorsements. Possible courses include EDU 205 Foundations of Inclusive Education, EDU 221 Learning Environment and Collaborations, EDU 346 Learning/Behaviors Strategies I, EDU 348 Learning/Behaviors Strategies II, EDU 369 Special Education Seminar, and EDU 343 Assessment of Exceptionalities.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE. The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree in Special Education (mild and moderate disabilities) with teaching experience and licensure (or the qualifications for licensure) preferably at both the elementary and early childhood levels. Doctorally prepared candidates will be considered for a tenure track line. Masters level candidates will be considered for a full time, renewable term position.
COMPENSATION. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA retirement plan, and tuition remission program, membership at Wellness Center and Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.
DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. The Division of Teacher Education and Behavioral Sciences consists of 19 full-time faculty members and offers majors in Elementary and Secondary Education, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Social Work.
THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution that includes pre-professional and career preparation and is dedicated to high academic, ethical and moral standards. The student body consists of approximately 1,600 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates. The college is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.
THE COMMUNITY. Loras College's 60-acre campus is located on one of Dubuque's highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque's population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque's unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.
APPLICATION DEADLINE. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled. For more information contact: Special Education Faculty Search Committee, Dr. David Salyer at (563) 588-7836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to: https://loras.applicantpool.com to apply. Please upload: your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.
Loras College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Please visit www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.
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