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Instructor/Assistant Professor and Discipline Chair-Montessori Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice

Instructor/Assistant Professor and Discipline Chair-Montessori Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice


The Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice at Chestnut Hill College (CHC) seeks a full-time, 12-month Instructor/Assistant Professor, Discipline Chair in Montessori.  CHC, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition.  Chestnut Hill College has a decades-long tradition in the delivery of programs to area Montessori educators.  Current offerings include the credit and non-credit Montessori Credential, a bachelor’s in Early Childhood Studies with Montessori Credential, and an M.Ed. in Early Education with Montessori Credential.  Chestnut Hill College's Montessori Program is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).  As CHC expands its outreach to the Philadelphia region, we envision the expansion of current programs to include multiple levels of expertise and collaborative ventures with other Sisters of Saint Joseph sponsored works.  The Chair of the Montessori Program will have the opportunity to engage a dedicated community of teachers and scholars committed to expanding the Montessori model in the Philadelphia region and globally through continuing professional education opportunities.  This position reports to the Chair of the Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice (EASJ).


Master’s degree in Education or related field required (doctorate preferred).  Some college-level teaching experience is necessary.  An AMS or AMI Early Childhood Credential required, and 6-9 or 6-12 Elementary Credential preferred.  Five years’ experience as a teacher in Montessori environments.  Familiarity with Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) standards is required and familiarity with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards is preferred.  Experience in a Montessori teacher education program, competency in educational administration and curriculum development, and evidence of continuing professional growth (thirty hours of continuing professional development for the past three years) is also preferred.

  • Teach Montessori courses in the School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS), the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), and/or the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).
  • Provide leadership and organizational management for the Montessori program in collaboration with the Program Director.
  • Engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship.
  • Work collaboratively with the Deans of SUS, SCPS, and SGS, and the Chair of the Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice (EASJ) to provide academic oversight for Montessori programs.
  • Develop new levels of program credentials to be offered by CHC
  • Explore growth and/or collaborative opportunities with PA Department of Education and its programs.
  • Assist, advise, and mentor students in course selection and career development.
  • Engage in faculty recruitment and oversight.
  • Explore and expand model for a laboratory school.
  • Participate in service to the Center, the College, and the profession.
  • Support the mission of Chestnut Hill College.
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Interested candidates should submit vitae and cover letter electronically to  The hiring process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion as a core value.  In an effort to support our diverse student community, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.


Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer