Assistant Professor, Literacy Education, Dept. of Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Sep 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Summary: The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Literacy Education to begin fall 2018. Bridgewater State University, the largest of nine state universities in Massachusetts with more than 11,000 students, was founded in 1840 by Horace Mann and is the nation's oldest stationary teacher-preparation institution. Bridgewater State University is a regional comprehensive university located in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood offers a variety of CAEP accredited programs including Bachelor of Science in Education programs in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, two Masters of Education in Reading Programs (Reading Specialist and Language, Literacy, and Culture concentrations), and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Reading. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood is committed to preparing thoughtful professional educators who are prepared to teach in the 21st century.

Position Summary:

Essential Duties: * Teach undergraduate and graduate reading/literacy courses * Contribute to developing the undergraduate reading minor and graduate reading program * Coordinate the graduate reading programs and responsibilities entailed in this position. * Schedule appropriate minor and graduate reading courses. * Assign faculty to teach courses and ensure all courses have an instructor. * Advise undergraduate and graduate students * Provide academic support services to students in BSU's Academic Achievement Center, if needed.

Required Qualifications: * Doctorate in Reading/Literacy or curriculum development with a concentration in Reading/Literacy. * Minimum of 2 academic years as a full-time classroom teacher in pre-K through Grade 6 in a public school setting * Minimum of 2 academic years in higher education institution as a professor of literacy or in literacy curriculum leadership role. * Demonstrate experience as a practicing consultant teacher of reading, reading specialist, or literacy coach.

Preferred Qualifications: * Demonstrate a constructivist teaching philosophy * Hold a license as a Reading Specialist/Consultant Teacher of Reading or similar license * Experience teaching in a culturally, linguistically, and/or economically diverse setting * Experience teaching online and/or demonstrated competency using new technologies (such as iPads and Interactive Whiteboards) * Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues * Participate in scholarly activities, including research, conference presentations, in-service workshops and/or education-related community service. * Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice. * Minimum of 3 academic years as a full-time classroom teacher in pre-K through Grade 6 in a public elementary school.

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Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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