Assistant Professor of Education

Waldorf College seeks candidates for permanent, full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Education.   The position requires modeling of exemplary instructional skills in teaching assigned teacher education courses, supervision of practicum students and student teachers in local schools, and commitment to use of technology as part of innovative program delivery. Successful candidates must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, and willing to work closely with traditional and non-traditional students in a small college environment with a commitment to student success.   Candidates must be able to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: Elementary, Reading, Special Education and Foundation courses.

This is a nine month appointment with additional opportunities to teach in summer term and online beginning mid-August 2014 and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.   

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a MA degree with directly related experience.  Ph.D. or Education is preferred. This is an annually renewable position based on satisfactory performance and continued institutional need. 
  • Have a successful elementary teaching record of at least four years, and a passion for teaching, mentoring and supervising pre-service students.
  • Commitment to prepare and engage teacher candidates to be life-long learners and leaders.
  • Expertise in best practices (including theory, curriculum, instruction, and assessment) is required. Knowledge of INTASC standards, performance-based teacher preparation, and Iowa Core Curriculum is desired.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong interpersonal skills (including strong written and oral communication skills), a history of being detail oriented, and the capacity to manage multiple tasks effectively.
Waldorf College offers participation in a fully insured medical/prescription plan, life, disability, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans, Flex spending plans, 401K retirement option and educational benefits for both the employee and his/her dependents.

Waldorf has upheld the Lutheran tradition of excellence in higher education since the college was founded in 1903. This tradition values service to the community, academic excellence, freedom of inquiry, a liberating education, and learning through the exchange of ideas in open conversation.

Send letter of application addressing the qualifications above, a current resume or vita, teaching evaluation summaries (if available), contact information for three professional references and copies of graduate transcripts to:

or mail to:

Dr. Scott Searcy, VPAA
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Waldorf College
106 S. Sixth Street
Forest City, IA 50436
Final candidate will be subject to a background investigation and be required to provide official transcripts

Electronic application preferred, however application by mail is acceptable. 

Application by persons in under-represented groups is particularly encouraged.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

For more information: Waldorf College is a four-year liberal arts college offering 20 bachelor degree programs in a variety of popular fields both residential and online. For over a century, Waldorf has provided a signature student experience through an engaging community of learning and faith. That community has now expanded beyond the campus through Waldorf’s distinct approach to online education. Waldorf’s academic programs combine a strong liberal arts base with applied learning. Co-curricular programs ranging from the second oldest a capella choir in the nation, to an outstanding theatre program, to highly competitive athletic teams, provide students with a wide range of opportunities for meaningful participation in personal development. Waldorf is committed to engaging its students in service and in bringing the world to its students through international student recruitment and study-abroad programs. Every student is challenged to excel in Waldorf’s community where students are treated with dignity and respect. The college has an attractive campus with 14 major buildings and excellent resources.