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Faculty - Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

North Park University
Schiller Park, IL
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Art and Humanities
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About North Park

Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of over 3,200 students from around the country and the world. Located for over 125 years on the land of the Miami and Potawatomi tribes in what is today Chicago's northside, NPU has recently been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to serving diverse populations. Elevating North Park University's core distinctives of Christian, city-centered, and intercultural, NPU values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages the nomination and candidacies of persons who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color regardless of gender.

North Park University is located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the United States. It is nine miles from downtown Chicago. The North Park campus has often been referred to as an oasis in the heart of the city - a place where students from urban, rural, and suburban backgrounds alike can call home. And all of this within the major metropolitan backdrop of Chicago: one of the world's largest and most diversified economies, renowned for its museums and music, and voted best large city in the U.S. for four years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler.


The mission of North Park University is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.


Building on our core institutional identity-Christian, city-centered, intercultural-our vision is to create a university of uncommon character and enduring excellence, where faith, learning, and service meet.

Position Summary

The faculty member for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program teaches courses that relate to educator licensure. Key areas for instruction include Elementary and Middle Grades Methods Courses. This person will also support students in their clinical experiences through observations and providing students' performance feedback of their work in the field.

Courses to be instructed may include:

Introduction to Education


Content Methods for Math (Multiple grade level bands)

Curriculum: Planning and Preparation

Educational Psychology

Survey of Exceptional Learners


Teach School of Education courses that make up the MAT program (as noted, above).

Provide supervision for students in clinical experiences and program retention.

Advise graduate students.

Collaborate with SOE faculty and staff.

Stay up to date with requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education and necessary program adaptations reflecting best practices.

Serve on School of Education Department committees and University Committees as appropriate.

Actively engage in required program re-design.

Conduct observations of clinical experiences (Student Teaching)


Ed.D. or Ph.D. in curriculum, instruction, or education related field.

Experience as a classroom teacher in a diverse school setting.

Professional Educator Licensure

Skills in collaboration, organization, and communication.

An ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with students, administrators, faculty, staff members, and outside constituencies.

The ability to design and deliver instruction in person and online.

Possess a clear understanding and personal commitment to North Park University's mission of Christian higher education.

Have strong planning skills; an orientation to detail and precision.

Possess the ability to work independently and with others, and to be proactive.

Proficiency with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and the ability to adapt to new technology and software related to instruction and student management. Familiarity with Canvas LMS is a plus.


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Prescription Plan

Flexible Spending Account

Commuter Benefit

Life Insurance

Disability Insurance

Retirement Plan

Tuition Remission

Helwig Recreation Center

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