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Instructor, Teaching, Learning and Foundations

Closes: Open Until Filled College of EducationDepartment of Teaching , Learning & Foundations

The EIU Department of Teaching, Learning and Foundations seeks a non-tenure track faculty member (grades K-6) to teach courses such as instructional strategies for the elementary classroom; diverse contexts that influence the learning process; and assessing student learning: a field-based experience. Candidates will be expected to evaluate students in field experiences; and foster professional relationships with public school partners. Teaching assignments may include undergraduate and/or graduate courses utilizing online, on campus, or blended formats.

Successful candidates will be committed to the department mission of providing current and future educators with knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the challenges of today’s classroom.

Successful candidates must have familiarity with teaching, learning educational technology, and educational theories; knowledge of current state and national standards; work collegially with other members of the faculty; utilize opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration; and display professional written and oral communications skills.

Qualifications: The educational/experience requirements for this position are as follows:




Applicants must submit a CV, a letter of application, the names and contact information for 4 professional references (specifically names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses) and unofficial transcript (official transcript required prior to employment). Please submit application and materials on Interfolio via For further questions regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Kiranmayi Padmaraju at

Diversity and Inclusion:  EasternIllinoisUniversityiscommittedtofosteringalearningcommunitywhere all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University. 

The University and Community:  Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report.  Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community

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