Job Opening for 2023-2024
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Montessori Education in Greenwood, South Carolina, US
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Montessori Education
Department of Teacher Education
Applications are invited for a full-time position in the Department of Teacher Education. This nine-
month position will begin on August 15, 2023. Opportunities for summer employment, including
Summer 2023, are offered. As Director of Montessori Education, teaching, advising, and administrative
responsibilities are required in the summer and are compensated accordingly.
Faculty responsibilities: This position requires teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate
courses, focused on Montessori education. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty member
works closely with PK-8 Montessori education providers, particularly public schools, throughout our
region, developing innovative programs to meet their needs. The Director of Montessori ensures all
Montessori programs retain current accreditation with the American Montessori Society and the
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Advising undergraduate and graduate students
in the Montessori programs is expected, as well as service to the university and in the community
related to their professional area of expertise.
Required: The successful candidate will have an earned master’s degree in Montessori education and
must hold Montessori credentials in Early Childhood, EI, EII, or EI-EII, with at least 3 years of Montessori
classroom experience at the PK-8 level. The candidate should have a record of success as a classroom
teacher and demonstrate the ability to successfully develop mutually beneficial partnerships with
stakeholders. Evidence of competence in teaching adults, educational administration, and/or curriculum
development is required.
Preferred: Multiple Montessori credentials and earned doctorate in education preferred. Teaching
experience at the university level, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and experience
teaching online preferred. Successful experience with accreditation and administration preferred.
Experience working with diverse students in public school settings, including but not limited to students
with exceptionalities and multilingual learners, preferred. Experience serving as a supervisor for field/
clinical experiences preferred.
Send a letter of application; curriculum vita; unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate course
work; the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references to:
Dr. Sarah Hunt-Barron, Dean
College of Education
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649
Lander University is a tobacco-free campus. All final candidates are subject to successfully completing
Lander University is committed to equal opportunity employment and being an employer of choice.
Lander believes that corresponding differences within the faculty and staff, whether based on ethnicity,
race, gender, religion, age, or other experiences, are tremendous assets to the role of Lander as an
educational institution and within the community, region, and state. Moreover, Lander is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. As a result, it is the policy and commitment of Lander that it will
not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected
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