The National College of Education of National Louis University is pleased to announce its search for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Literacy Education with expertise in Writing Instruction for its masters’ and doctoral programs in Reading and Language. National College of Education, NCATE accredited, is one of the largest colleges of education in the country, with dynamic programs serving diverse learners.
National Louis University (NLU; http://www.nl.edu) is a private, nonprofit, non-religious, Carnegie Master’s/L (Master’s Colleges and Universities, larger programs) institution that offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs in three colleges: National College of Education (NCE), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and College of Management and Business (CMB). The University has a long and storied history, having been founded in 1886 by Elizabeth Harrison as one of the nation’s first schools for the training of kindergarten teachers. Miss Harrison’s Training School gradually evolved and grew and changed its name to National College of Education in 1930. A separate College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1982, and the College of Management and Business in 1989. The institution became National Louis University in 1990. NLU serves about 5900 students including about 1400 undergraduates on five Chicagoland campus locations (Chicago, Wheeling, North Shore, Lisle, and Elgin) as well as in academic centers in Wisconsin and Florida.
This mission of the college can best be understood through the three words that appear on our logo: Access, Innovation, and Excellence. Throughout our history, we have sought to redefine education through a focus on meeting the needs of diverse individuals through a progressive and practical curriculum. This curriculum evolves along with the changing needs of our surrounding communities and fosters a deep commitment to lifelong learning in our students. The Reading and Language Programs at National Louis University are designed for developing literacy professionals in schools, libraries, and colleges. Constructivist philosophy has guided the program’s development, coursework, materials, and instructional methods.
The position requires an earned doctorate in literacy education with a focus on writing; experience in teaching at the elementary, middle or high school level; an active research agenda, and research-based knowledge of teaching and learning. Candidates with experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds (including ELL students) and using technology to enhance student learning are preferred. Faculty members in the college are expected to be involved with partner schools. The position is based in the Chicago area may require travel to our five Chicago area campuses. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities for the faculty position include teaching graduate courses in literacy methods and masters and doctoral level courses on writing. The faculty member will also participate in the work of the Reading and Language Programs to assure continued recognition by IRA/NCATE and to enhance quality and innovation in literacy instruction. The Reading and Language department at National Louis University is nationally recognized for its record of scholarship, including research and publishing in literacy education. A candidate for the position of assistant/associate professor would need to demonstrate excellence in teaching and service, but also, and most importantly, to have developed a line of research in writing leading to national recognition in literacy education. Appointment as full professor possible for outstanding candidate with appropriate credentials, expertise, experience, and scholarly record.
Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of educational philosophy, a statement of current and prospective research interests and the names of at least three references (including contact information) with JOB ID NCE0114 in subject line to Facultyvitas@nl.edu or via mail to the Office of Human Resources, National Louis University, 1000 Capitol Dr., Wheeling, IL 60090. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.