Tenure Track in Education

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of for a full-time education faculty member. This is a tenure track position beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Earned doctorate and experience teaching in higher education is preferred although specialist degree/ABD in literacy education, reading or related field will be considered. Prior effective teaching experience at the P–12 level is essential. Candidate must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of Taylor University.


The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and be qualified to teach a broad range of education courses in literacy, primarily at the elementary level, but also to secondary education majors. Expertise must be demonstrated in the area of language arts and reading instruction; specifically, the components of scientifically-based reading including phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and interventions that are direct, explicit, and multi-sensory (REPA 3). Scholarly activity, professional service, student advising, candidate supervision, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are also expected. Departmental curriculum is available at http://taylor.edu/academics/undergraduate/schools/social-education-business/education/elementary-education.shtml


The Education Department is composed of ten members and is accredited by NCATE/CAEP and the Indiana Department of Education. Candidates may obtain a K-6 Elementary Education license with additional licenses in special education and/or teaching English as a second language. Secondary (grades 5-12) education majors are offered in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Mathematics, Physical Science, Social Studies and Spanish. The department also offers a Transition to Teaching Program which is an alternate licensure process designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree and wish to obtain an Indiana Teaching License (See http://online.taylor.edu/transition-to-teaching.


Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                                          

The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce

Start Date

August 2018


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and complete the application found at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Rhoda C. Sommers, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Education & Business and sent to academics@taylor.edu. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.