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Teacher Education Faculty

The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for one Assistant/Associate Professor of Education position that begins on July 1, 2024. The appointee(s) will be either a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor or a Lecturer depending on earned degrees and professional experience.

Roberts Wesleyan University is a comprehensive, Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving approximately 1800 traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University is committed to integrating a Christian worldview with learning in order to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society. Roberts believes that all people are created in the image of God and therefore values and affirms human diversity and is committed to providing a supportive environment that promotes awareness of, sensitivity to, and appreciation of human diversity. In support of the diversity of thought, Roberts has more than 60 undergraduate programs/majors, including 6 different adult-degree completion programs, 14 graduate programs, and 12 online programs; our first doctoral program launched in 2016


Required qualifications include:

  • An earned doctorate (an ABD will be considered) for the Assistant/Associate Professor, or a Master’s Degree for the Lecturer, in Special Education, Literacy, Inclusive Education, or other relevant educational field
  • Professional teaching certification
  • A record of at least five years of effective teaching at the elementary, middle, and/or secondary level
  • A commitment to engage in professional development, expand knowledge in the field, and engage in education-related scholarship
  • A commitment to supporting the mission of the Teacher Education Programs

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Specialized K-12 expertise in special education, OR expertise in literacy (i.e., reading specialist, literacy coach, reading interventionist, etc.)
  • Experience teaching in online or hybrid environments
  • Experience in advising students

Candidates must be able to teach a wide variety of education courses to undergraduate and graduate students in traditional and nontraditional programs, including online courses.

Candidates must demonstrate a Christian faith commitment consistent with the mission of the University, and a commitment to achieving the educational goals and teaching standards established by the Department. See below. Candidates must also demonstrate multicultural competence and show a track record of commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The primary responsibility of all faculty at Roberts Wesleyan University is teaching. There is also the potential for leadership roles. Additional faculty responsibilities include serving on department and university committees, advising teacher education students, supervising student teachers, collaborating to develop new programs and community partnerships, and preparing for accreditation. Promotion and tenure at the University are based on achievement across four broad categories: teaching, scholarship, profession-related activity, and service.

Department of Teacher Education:

The Department of Teacher Education is one of the largest departments at Roberts Wesleyan University with over 200 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate education majors include Early Childhood/Special Education, Childhood/Special Education, Adolescence Education, K-12 TESOL Education, K-12 Music Education, K-12 Art Education, and K-12 Physical Education. The Department offers M.Ed. programs leading to initial certification in Early Childhood/Special Education, Childhood/Special Education, and Adolescence/Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist, and M.Ed. programs leading to professional certification in Literacy and Special Education. The Department also offers a post-Masters certificate for TESOL. The M.Ed. in Special Education is a fully online program. The Department also offers a non-traditional cohort-based modular program called Pathway to Teaching which is a degree-completion program that leads to initial certification at the childhood or adolescent level. Candidates will find this is an exciting time to join the Department of Teacher Education at Roberts

Mission Statement for the Teacher Education Program:

The mission of all teacher education programs at Roberts Wesleyan University, guided by its Christian traditions, is to prepare candidates to be highly capable educators who think critically, who educate diverse populations effectively, and who lead collaboratively toward a global and more just society.

From the Roberts Wesleyan College Strategic Plan (2014) 

Identity Statement: Roberts Wesleyan University is an academic community led by faithful men and women who share a deep commitment to Christ-centered living and learning. In the spirit of our Wesleyan heritage, we embrace the rich diversity of the Christian faith. We welcome as employees all who share our Christian commitment and as students all who respect that commitment. Focused on teaching and students, we provide transformative educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional fields for traditional and nontraditional students so that they may fulfill our mission of scholarship, spiritual formation, and service in their local communities and throughout the world.

Mission Statement: As a community of learners committed to historic Christianity, Roberts Wesleyan University seeks to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required and can be downloaded at Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and curriculum vitae by email to Dr. Elizabeth Stevens or by mail to:

Dr. Elizabeth Stevens
Chair, Search Committee
Roberts Wesleyan University
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For further information, contact Dr. Stevens via e-mail: or call 585.594.6681. Racially or ethnically minoritized candidates are especially encouraged to apply as well as persons from other historically underrepresented groups.

RWC and NES comply with all applicable non-discrimination laws and are committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.

Salary Range: $51,000 - $57,000 based on experience and rank.