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PT- Curriculum Design

The School of Education at Buena Vista University is expanding its faculty to continue serving teacher education candidates on our residential campus and our sites across the state of Iowa. We invite applications for a part-time position in the area of Curriculum Design to begin August 2018.  This position will require a Master’s degree in a related field and successful teaching experience in a K-12 setting.  Teaching responsibilities will include Curriculum Design I & II for secondary education majors.  These courses provide the initial framework for designing standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate exemplary teaching at the college level, integration of instructional technology, flexibility regarding instructional modes, an understanding of adult learners, and support for the institution’s mission. 

BVU’s residential campus is located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Sixteen additional sites partner with Iowa community colleges located across the state.   The successful candidate hired for this position will be located at the BVU site in Council Bluffs (Omaha), Mason City, Ottumwa/West Burlington, or Fort Dodge.  The candidate's preference of location will be considered.  A home location at a different BVU site will be considered, but is not preferred.  Candidates considered for the position will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across the state by distance communication and with limited travel.  To learn more about Buena Vista University, please visit

Candidates for the position must demonstrate strong disciplinary knowledge, excellence in teaching, a record of professional contribution and service, and a desire to work with diverse learners. In addition, strong collaboration and communication skills are vital for this position.  

Review of complete applications will begin October 23, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled. This position will begin August 2018.  Submit application letter, current vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically to Melissa Butcher, Human Resources Director, or e-mail

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa; and, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. 

Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.