This is a tenure track, 12-month position. Qualified candidates should demonstrate the ability to effectively teach a variety of undergraduate reading/language arts courses.
This position will be partially supported through restricted, external grant funding for 5 years. After the initial grant period, additional external resources may be raised through a variety of private and philanthropic sources.
Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2013. Position will begin August 2013 and is contingent on funding.
·Teaching undergraduate courses
·Developing and delivering workshops and training programs to improve skills and outcomes for area children's education and care programs
·Working with local school districts and community agencies to identify and secure grant and other external funding and expertise to support literacy efforts
·Developing collaborative initiatives to conduct research in support of expanding the reach and impact of childhood literacy programs
·Designing and conducting evaluation activities which measure impact of childhood literacy programs and informing community partners and providers of results and recommended improvement strategies
·Facilitating the design and oversight of field and serving-learning placements for college students to support early childhood literacy programs
·Serving as the liaison from the College to the full array of childhood literacy programs in the community as well as providing expertise and critical analysis for the design and development of community-based, child-serving programs
In addition, successful applicants will participate in the College's Service Learning Program.
Minimum Qualifications and Training
A Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution is required. A minimum of three years (PK-12) teaching experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications and Training
Priority will be given to candidates with a doctorate in Reading/Literacy/Language Arts or a closely related field. Preference given to candidates with public school experience teaching students in early childhood/elementary education settings. Preference given to those candidates with 3-5 years of higher education experience. Preference also will be given to those candidates with experience with English as a Second Language and/or Special Education.