Assistant Professor/Instructor of Reading/Elementary Education

Jonesboro, AR
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Working Title: Assistant Professor/Instructor of Reading/Elementary Education
Type of Employment: Faculty
Department: School of Teacher Ed and Leadership
Division: Academic Affairs and Research
Location: ASU-Jonesboro
Proposed Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Closing: 5/24/17
Position Summary: A-State is seeking a temporary Instructor of Reading/Elementary Education.This full-time faculty position is a renewable nine-month contract at the rank of Instructor. The School of Teacher Education and Leadership at A-State offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs to serve today's aspiring educators and educator-leaders. All programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. All programs that lead to earning a certificate by Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) are fully approved by the State Board of Education. ADE accredits all teacher certification programs at A-State.


  • Supervising field experiences and student teaching interns
  • Teaching on-site, some distance learning, as well as web-assisted or blackboard courses
  • Teaching undergraduate courses in reading and elementary education including foundations of reading, reading assessment
  • Supervision of internships
  • Providing service to the university, public schools, and community
  • Working with partnership initiatives in K-12 public schools and area community colleges involving the use of up-to -date reading/literacy instruction
  • Provide leadership in using technology in literacy instruction
  • Advising undergraduate majors
  • Assisting with departmental initiatives including recruiting
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.

General Days/Hours: Faculty will work Monday-Friday--includes teaching courses and office hours. Night, weekend classes or other activities may be required. Travel may be required.
Other: An understanding of Arkansas’ state reading initiatives, beginning reading skills (such as phonics and phonemic awareness), and reading disabilities such as dyslexia are preferred.

A cover letter addressing the position qualifications, a curriculum vita and a reference list with accurate contact information, three letters of reference, verification of effective teaching experience and unofficial transcripts of all degree work must be electronically attached. Applications must be completed online to be considered.

Evidence of an earned terminal degree is required for the rank of Associate Professor.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Knowledge of current initiatives and issues in public education particularly reading/literacy will be expected. The ability to integrate technology into classroom instruction is essential.
Minimum Qualifications: An earned master’s or specialist degree in reading or a literacy-related education field is required. Candidates must have three or more years of documented, successful teaching experience as a classroom teacher of reading/literacy or as a subject area reading/literacy coach in grades K-8.

Experience with diverse populations is desired. Experience with current state standards and reading/literacy initiatives is also preferred.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.