Faculty Opportunities

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Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. 

Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.

EDUC 402/502: Literacy Development in Elementary School
Tuesdays 5:00-7:50pm
August 24, 2021 – December 3, 2021

Course Description & Goals

This course focuses on research and pedagogy for delivering a balanced and comprehensive program of instruction in reading, writing, and related language arts areas in linguistically and/or culturally diverse elementary classrooms. Topics include: basic word analysis skills and comprehension strategies, literature-based instruction, vocabulary development, on-going diagnostic strategies/interventions, content area literacy, and organizing for instruction.

Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: 401 and 406 for undergraduates; 501 or concurrent enrollment for graduates.

The goals of the course are:

  • To recognize the role of excellence in literacy instruction as it contributes to a just and democratic society.
  • To understand the importance of a balanced, comprehensive literacy program of instruction in reading and writing at the elementary level.
  • To understand research and pedagogy aligned with a balanced and comprehensive literacy program.
  • To understand the planning and organizing of instruction aligned with the state standards to support the socio-emotional, developmental, and cognitive needs of children.
  • To plan instruction to develop basic word analysis skills, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies that support all students’ development of literacy skills, including linguistically and/or culturally diverse students and struggling students.
  • To understand the application of children’s literature across genres and content areas to support and enhance students’ literacy skills and cognitive development.
  • To understand the use of on-going diagnostic assessments in planning, organizing, and managing instruction, using strategies and interventions to support the growth of students’ literacy skills.

Qualifications

  • M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D. or candidates who have achieved ABD status. 
  • Valid teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school (3-5 years) 
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations (teaching evaluations). 

Applications

Please send your CV to Linda Brennan at lbrennan@whittier.edu.

Review process will begin July 15, 2021 and continue until position has been filled.

EDUC 405/505: Integrating Multiple Subject Curriculum & Pedagogy: Language Arts with Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
Monday’s 5:00-7:50pm
January 31, 2022 – May 13, 2022

Course Description & Goals

Research and methodology for integrating language arts with social studies and the visual and performing arts in linguistically and/or culturally diverse elementary classrooms. Topics include: writing in the content areas, literature-based instruction, use of simulations, case studies, cultural artifacts, cooperative projects, and student research activities, assessing learning, and organizing for instruction.

15 hours fieldwork required. Pre/Co-Requisite 300/500 or 401/501.

The goals of the course are:

  • To examine current research and methodology for integrating language arts with social studies and the visual and performing arts in diverse elementary classrooms.
  • To become familiar with California frameworks and content standards for K-8 English Language Arts, History Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, and English Language Development.
  • To develop knowledge of strategies and methods for designing integrated lessons and units integrating English language arts with social studies and the visual and performing arts in K-8 classrooms.
  • To recognize and describe how integrating instruction impacts student learning and achievement.
  • To recognize appropriate instructional methods and strategies for integrated instruction in language arts, social studies, and the visual and performing arts.
  • To design integrated instruction using research-based concepts and principles.

Qualifications

  • M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D. or candidates who have achieved ABD status. 
  • Valid teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school (3-5 years) 
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations (teaching evaluations). 

Applications

Please send your CV to Linda Brennan at lbrennan@whittier.edu.

Review process will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until position has been filled.