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Contract Lecturer (2 Year Term) - Education

Job Description

Operating Title

Contract Lecturer (2 Year Term) - Education

Campus Location



KSC Education

Summary of Position

The Education Department at Keene State College is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year contract lecturer position in Education, to begin August 2023. This is a non-tenure track position through May 2025. We seek applicants who can work collaboratively with a dynamic team of teacher-scholars to prepare socially responsible teachers. Preference will be given to elementary, middle, or secondary teachers who have knowledge of and experience in creating supportive learning environments and skills in managing classroom behaviors.

The successful candidate will have experience creating a supportive classroom community in an urban school district. Responsibilities: teach a range of undergraduate courses and strategically expand experiential learning opportunities for preservice teachers to ensure classroom culture and environment competence to prepare preservice teachers to enter the field. Typically, a twelve-credit teaching load per academic semester that includes teaching and supervision in our educator preparation programs. Additional responsibilities may include collaboration in the areas of teaching and service with colleagues in the department and across the College, as well as with schools in the region.

Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first-generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitments to well-being and to sustainability that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
At Keene State College, we share a commitment to diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements of academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Arts focus and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.

Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Three (3) letters of recommendation, one of which must address teaching*

*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application, you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit letter of recommendation to your application.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.

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Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Master’s degree in Education or related field
  • Minimum of five years full-time K-12 teaching experience in an urban school district.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to New Hampshire teachers who have experience working in an urban school district that can bring a more diverse perspective and experiences to the preparation of the next generation of teachers at KSC.
  • Experience teaching full-time (K-12) in a New Hampshire urban school district (i.e., Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, and Dover)
  • Public school teaching experience in multiple grade levels
  • Demonstrated successful collaboration and/or inclusive practices with colleagues or other educational professionals including supervising preservice teachers
  • Experience working with families and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience with SES, IEP’s and 504 plans
  • Experience creating and using formative and summative assessments that lead to data informed curricular and pedagogical decisions
  • Experience in adapting, modifying, and differentiating lessons, curricula, and environments to meet the developmental cognitive, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of all students

Salary Information

Salary is $50,000, complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.

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Renewable (Please specify below)

If Renewable or Number of years, please specify

2 years

Type of Position

Contract Faculty

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


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Departmental Information

The Education Department at Keene State College is in the ongoing process of enhancing the curriculum in our program to better prepare our future educators for today’s diverse classrooms. The department utilizes assessments, feedback from the field, and our collective expertise to continually improve and evolve the education program. The Education Department includes both undergraduate and graduate programs in the preparation of teachers. Keene State College holds NCATE accreditation for all educator preparation programs. The Education Department strives to prepare education professionals who:
  • Explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors that meet high standards.
  • Understand the world from multiple perspectives; and
  • Contribute to a just and equitable world.

This position is responsible for the supervision of


Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information

Set in the beautiful New England city of Keene, at the foot of Mount Monadnock and near the Connecticut River and Vermont, Keene State College is the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire. The institution focuses on rigorous academic programs and a tradition of small classes, faculty-student research and creative projects, and community service. The College offers 48 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, has a fall enrollment of approximately 3,000 students, and annually serves around 10,000 individuals. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Keene State College as one of the best colleges/regional universities in the North.

The City of Keene, with a population of approximately 24,000, is the regional center for commerce, employment, technology, culture, and the arts. We are located approximately two hours from Boston, Hartford, or Portland, and four hours from New York City. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community.

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