Employment - Faculty


Faculty appointments begin on August 15, 2015, except where noted otherwise. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled, unless noted otherwise in the description below.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and have a commitment to liberal arts education. Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, personal and sick leave and vacation; and a 403(b) retirement plan. A letter of application including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts,and at least three recent letters of recommendation should be sent to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 or complete email applications can be sent as PDF or Word file attachments to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Background check required.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Ferrum College Employment Application


Teacher Education – Tenure-Track 

Posted April 16, 2015

Ferrum College a rural, private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Methodist Church invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education. Candidates should have a strong emphasis in pedagogy and curriculum for students on multiple levels, and will contribute to the preparation of teachers in both Elementary Education and Secondary Education. This is a full time position with a nine-month academic appointment in the School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies.  The position will begin August 2015.

Required qualifications include:

An earned doctorate in the Education field with a strong emphasis in curriculum development and educational pedagogy is required.  Excellent communication skills, passion for teaching and training of preservice teachers, dedication to scholarship and willingness to engage in community service, as well as a demonstrated ability to develop a record of scholarship in one’s area of expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

O   Assist with program development

O   Teach and advise undergraduate students;

O   Contribute leadership and programmatic oversight in Teacher Education for both the primary

       and secondary levels

O   Collaborate with area agencies and/or schools;

O   Supervise field-based experiences for both elementary and secondary levels;

O   Provide service to the college, the community and professional organizations;

Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Collaborative/Consultative Teacher Education experience at the college level;
  • Minimum of 3 years of successful PK-12 experience teaching in public school settings;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching methodology courses at the college level;
  • Expertise in educational pedagogy with emphasis at both the middle and secondary level – with experience in math and science pedagogy;
  • Ability to teach with and about 21st-century literacies, including digital literacies and multimodal literacies;
  • Licensure in ESL a plus;


Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with collegiate teaching. Candidates who can enhance the Teacher Education program and Ferrum College’s commitment to diversity through teaching, research, and service are encouraged to apply.

Review of applicants will begin May 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, submit the following documents: letter of application including curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, names and contact information for at least three references (letters of recommendation optional).  Electronic submissions encouraged.  Information should be emailed to Human Resources at resumes@ferrum.edu or mailed to Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088. Background check required.