Assistant Professor - Literacy

Cheney, WA
Sep 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Arts, Letters, and Education at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Education to begin mid-September 2018.

The preparation of teachers is central to the mission of the Education Department and the selected individuals 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.

We seek an outstanding teacher with successful experience teaching reading/literacy education and courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the areas of reading/literacy development, reading/literacy methods as well as foundations courses.
Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching, assessment of student learning, research, and service.

The candidate selected for this position may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department.

Additionally, 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.

Recruitment will be open until further notice. Screening of applications will begin in early October 2017. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

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

The required start date for this position is 09/14/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/14/2018.

Required Qualifications:

*Doctorate level degree in Education with an emphasis in literacy, reading, or writing or a closely related discipline (ABD confirmed by 9/14/18).

*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.

*Interest and/or experience in pursuit of grants.

*Demonstrated ability to model equity pedagogy and 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-6 evidence-based literacy instructional methods (preference for SBRR), Common Core State Standards, three tier model of literacy instruction, culturally responsive instruction, and/or literacy within STEM areas.

*College level teaching experience modeling evidence-based literacy instruction.

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management