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


Chestnut Hill College

The Center for Education, Advocacy, and Social Justice at Chestnut Hill College (CHC) seeks a full-time, twelve-month Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor and 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).  College-level teaching experience.  Montessori Credential in both ages three to six (Early Childhood) and six to twelve (Lower and Upper Elementary) highly 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 (30 hours of continuing professional development for the past three years) is also preferred.

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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 perspective, and encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.