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Montessori Teaching Professor

Posted: 10/24/2022

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Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We are committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seek out multiple perspectives.

The School of Education in the College of Professional Sciences at Xavier University invites applications for a Teaching Professor faculty position to support its programs in the Montessori Teacher Education Program. Xavier University Montessori Institute currently offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Montessori Education with American Montessori Society credentials, in addition to hosting a Montessori Lab school.

The School of Education offers degree programs in early, middle, and secondary education, special education, educational leadership. The School of Education is supported by the College of Professional Sciences, which also offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the social sciences and health-related disciplines.

The available position is a non-tenure track Teaching Professor position in the Montessori Teacher Education Program. Duties will include leadership in the Montessori teacher education program as the Program Director, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, field observation of Montessori interns, and advising Montessori teacher education students. Candidate will be eligible for possible future leadership in the Montessori teacher education program as the Program Director. Other responsibilities may include the development of programming, accreditation responsibilities, coordination and oversight of summer and academic year (fall and spring semester) programming, and consulting and collaborating with the Xavier University Montessori Lab School.

The successful applicant will maintain active membership in national or international Montessori organizations, demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student body, and cultivate partnerships with the community, School of Education, and University entities furthering the Xavier Mission.

Qualifications for this position include a master’s degree in education or a related field, AMS or AMI credentials at the 3-6,3-9, 6-9, or 6-12 levels, Montessori classroom experience of 5 or more years, evidence of successful university-level teaching, and eligibility for Ohio licensure.

Desirable qualifications include teaching experience in Montessori pedagogy, a doctorate in education or a related field, experience with online learning management systems, and online teaching experience.

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the workforce.  Xavier is an equal-opportunity employer.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website by November 21, 2022. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as the following:

  • Candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • Resume
  • Copies of Montessori credentials
  • Curriculum vitae including evidence of successful university teaching
  • Three Recommendation Letters along with each individual’s contact information.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

Please note: Only five (5) attachments can be uploaded at Step 3 of the online application process. Consolidate documents if necessary.

The review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022. This position will remain open until filled. 

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon onboarding.  Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.  

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