Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education

  • Ashland, OR, USA
  • Oct 11, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education


Southern Oregon University


Position Number: F00164


Position Summary:


The Division of Education, Health and Leadership at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Multicultural Education. We are seeking a creative and curious colleague who will model exemplary teaching and engagement with our local and regional educational partners. Applicants should have the ability to teach in three or more of the following areas: Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Methods, STEM Methods. This faculty member will be a key contributor in our continuing efforts to ensure all educators are prepared to understand and meet the needs of our increasingly diverse student populations.


Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses and may include online courses. Other responsibilities include supervising student teachers in field settings, advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned.


The Division of Education, Health and Leadership is actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education.


We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2022 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of November 15, 2021.


Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree, or ABD, in Education or a related field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in public school settings
  • Ability to teach in three or more of the following areas: Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Methods, STEM Methods
  • Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher education
  • Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities


Preferred Qualification:


  • Three or more years of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Experience with teacher performance assessment instruments• Experience with program coordination/administration• Experience working with in-service teachers for staff development and/or advanced licensure• Grant writing experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and supervising graduate students, first-generation college students, and diverse student populations


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.


For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at or by phone at (541)552-8553.


To view SOU’s offers very generous benefits and pension programs available to eligible positions, please visit:

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Special Conditions


  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):

-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime

  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.


Notice to Prospective Employees

Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.


An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link: A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email


All applicants must apply online at


Diversity Statement


Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.


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