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Assistant Professor of Education
Friends University in Wichita, Kansas
Date Posted 03/03/2021
Faculty-Education-Developmental Education
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Friends University invites applications for a full-time faculty member in the Division of Education. The ideal candidate should have experience in teaching at secondary level and must have a strong background in assessment or be willing to learn. This is a tenure-track, nine-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor and reports to the Chair of the Division of Education. Duties include teaching 3-4 courses per semester, supervising student teachers and field experiences, advising and mentoring students, participating in departmental and institutional committee work, and service. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to and expertise for preparing preservice teachers for diverse urban, suburban, and rural settings and have advanced skills in teaching pedagogy and classroom management. Candidates should demonstrate evidence in their application of a passion for teaching and a desire to serve as mentors to preservice teachers both in and out of the classroom.


Friends University offers a complement of traditional undergraduate majors, non-traditional adult degree-completion programs, and professional graduate programs. Founded in 1898, the University is situated on a beautiful park-like campus in the heart of Wichita, Kansas. Wichita is a vibrant urban city with all the charms of a small town. Our great community offers something for everyone and is rich in arts, education, leisure, and commercial resources.

Friends University seeks to hire faculty who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence). The mission of the University is:

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.


MEd or MAT degree with extensive 5-10 years teaching experience at the secondary school. Has a current state teaching license. At least three years of documented successful teaching either at the middle or high school level. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a deep commitment to team and personal development. Has the passion to make a difference in the lives of students.


PhD or EdD, with a deep commitment to team and personal development. The university prefers to hire a candidate who holds a doctoral degree in education. Preference will be given to individuals who are academically or professionally qualified to teach both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

Please visit our employment site at to apply. Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.

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