Framingham State University was founded in 1839 for a singular purpose - meeting a public need to promote the public good. At our founding as the nation's first public normal school, that need was for comprehensively educated public school teachers who would, in turn, promote an educated citizenry. FSU continues to offer exceptional teacher education programs and, while we are proud of our roots as a teachers' college, we have grown far beyond them. Public need continues to evolve and FSU right along with it. Our students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry, designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham. FSU is unapologetically a public institution offering accessible, affordable educational opportunities that integrate an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our programs have expanded but our purpose and commitment to public education for the public good remain steadfast.
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence and strive to promote a culture of antiracism, encouraging a challenging yet collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
FSU currently enrolls about 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and professional students, offers 39 undergraduate majors, and enrolls 41% BIPOC students in our undergraduate programs. Ideally situated between Boston and Worcester, FSU and the surrounding area are steeped in history, achievement, and innovation and provide access to urban hotspots, verdant landscapes, natural and cultural amenities, and diverse communities.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Early leaders found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH aptly reflects our past and our pledge for the future as it continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.
Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.
ABOUT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
We take great pride in our history as the first public institution in the United States to prepare school educators and the excellent reputation our educator preparation programs have today. Our highly regarded and diverse faculty are exemplary educators, caring practitioners, and dedicated scholars and researchers, dedicated to the university's values of antiracism, social justice, and transformative public education. The Education Department offers majors in early childhood education, elementary education, and child and family studies, as well as minors in secondary education, child and family studies, and education. The department sponsors PBTL and M.Ed. graduate programs in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, language and literacy, teaching of English to speakers of other languages, STEM, secondary education, and others.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Department of Education seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position starting September 1, 2024.
Responsibilities include a teaching load of three four-credit courses per semester, student advising, continuing scholarship, and service to the department and University community. Teaching duties will include early childhood and elementary mathematics methods courses, pre-practicum and practicum observations and supervision, and other opportunities. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of scholarship and will be expected to continue maintaining a productive research agenda. A demonstrated commitment to anti-racist pedagogy, diversity, equity, and inclusion, student/faculty collaboration, and professional growth is expected.
- Doctorate in education or a closely related field by 8/31/2024.
- A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in an early childhood and/or elementary school setting.
- Evidence of a growing and/or established scholarly publication record.
- Strong collegial and collaborative skills.
- Experience with or a demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist academic environment.
- Successful early childhood or elementary mathematics methods teacher education experience at the university level.
- Successful student teaching practicum program supervision experience.
- Effective record of hybrid or online teaching experience at the university level.
- Five years of successful teaching experience in an early childhood and/or elementary school setting.
- Experience with supporting state program approval processes for teacher licensure programs (e.g., Massachusetts DESE).
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at a faculty rank commensurate with experience and credentials. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (http://mscaunion.org/day-and-dgce-contracts/)
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise,
- Equity and Inclusion Statement*, and
- the names and contact information for three professional references (references are not automatically contacted at time of application).
*An Equity and Inclusion Statement is a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment.
Review of applications is ongoing. For best consideration, please apply by September 15, 2023. Applications received after that date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or email@example.com.