Lecturer - Literacy

The College of Arts, Letters and Education invites applications for a Lecturer position in the Department of Education to begin September 15, 2017.

The Education Program is seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, and outside partnerships. The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

Teaching: typical workload for this position will involve 45 credits per academic year, subject to department needs.

Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the areas of reading/literacy development, reading/literacy methods as well as foundations courses.

The preparation of teachers is central to the mission of the Education Department and the selected individual will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department. Our undergraduate teacher education program offers a P-12 reading/literacy major that results in the Washington State Reading Endorsement for successful teacher candidates. Our Master of Education program has options for certified teachers in literacy and curriculum and instruction, among others. We also offer core reading/literacy courses that all elementary and secondary teacher candidates are expected to take.

The candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Screening of applications will begin June 28, 2017. All materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This is a one year appointment while the Education department conducts a search for a tenure-track appointment during AY2017-2018.

The required start date for this position is 09/15/2017. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/15/2017.

Required Qualifications:

-Doctorate or a Master's level degree in Education or closely related discipline

-At least two years of full-time, paid experience in teaching reading/literacy at the P-12 classroom level or equivalent.

-Demonstrated expertise in reading/literacy; expertise may be assessed based on coursework, teaching experience, research, and/or P-12 experience.

-Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

-Record of ability to foster community relationships and engage in learning collaboratively with students, community partners, staff, and colleagues.

-Experience with P-12 writing methods, research-based literacy instructional methods, culturally-informed teaching, social justice curriculum, and/or reading/writing across content areas.

-More than two years of full-time, paid experience in teaching at the P-12 levels in public or private schools.

-Recent experience in teaching college level courses

-Recent experience in teaching at Eastern Washington University

Other Skills and Abilities:

- Flexibility
- Collaboration
- Collegiality
- Communication
- Teamwork
- Time Management


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