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Teaching Assistant Professor of Education

Siena College
Loudonville, NY
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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About Siena College:

Located in Loudonville, New York - just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany - Siena empowers more than 3,400 students each year through a transformative journey we call the Education for a Lifetime. All members of the Siena College community work together to advance the College's mission to graduate leader's intent on making the world more just, peaceful, and humane. That spirit reverberates across our 174-acre campus ranked among the 50 most beautiful college campuses in the country by Condé Nast.

Job Description:

The Education Department at Siena College is accepting applications from outstanding instructors for a full-time Teaching Faculty position for the academic year 2024-25. Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to culturally responsive-sustaining pedagogies. This is an in-person campus position, which carries a teaching load of four courses per semester. Spring teaching responsibilities will likely include field supervision of student teachers. The position is a non-tenure track appointment, with the possibility of future appointment depending upon the needs of the college.

Siena College's Education Department has a well-developed and continually growing Teacher Preparation Program and an Educational Studies Minor, which are characterized by engaging and applied pedagogy, collaborative practices, personalized learning experiences, and ongoing professional learning. We believe that an equitable, inclusive, and diverse campus, program, and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Teaching faculty contribute to the department's and college's values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching and close collaboration with other department members.

Annual Salary: $57,790.00 to $75,890.00

*The hiring salary above represents the College's good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law.


Requirements include an earned doctorate in education or a closely related field, evidence of teaching excellence at the secondary and/or post-secondary level, a collaborative working style, and strong communication skills. Candidate's field(s) of specialization should include curriculum and instructional design, with possible additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: literacy education, special education, culturally responsive pedagogies, or teacher education in elementary, middle or high school settings. Candidates who are ABD and expect to have a completed PhD by September 1st, 2023 will be considered.

Preferred qualifications include teaching experience of at least three years at the secondary level, certification in adolescence education or a related area, knowledge of New York State and/or national content standards, and skills and experiences in partnering with P-12 schools and partners. A background screening will be required.

Additional Information:

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All bargaining unit faculty members shall be covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Siena College and SEIU (Service Employees International United) Local 200.

If a foreign national applicant is selected for a qualifying position, the College will sponsor and prepare petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security ("USCIS") to obtain H-1B status in the United States, which will allow them to work at the College for a specified period of time. Only specialty occupations will qualify for H-1B status under applicable federal law.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials: a cover letter that addresses how the candidate meets the qualifications, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy that speaks to your teaching effectiveness and includes examples of how you address diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and contact information for three references. Finalists may be asked to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness (including syllabi and teaching evaluations) and three letters of recommendation. Please submit your application through the Interview Exchange portal used by Siena College. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jesse Moya, Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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