Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education and Emergent Literacy

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Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Wittenberg was recently ranked in the top 20 by the Princeton Review for "Professors Get High Marks," "Campus Beauty" and "Student Participation in Intramurals".

Job Description:

Wittenberg University's Education Department is seeking a new colleague in the areas of early childhood education and emergent literacy. This is a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate literacy and early childhood courses and serve as the coordinator for early childhood (NAEYC) assessment and accreditation initiatives. The department will give special consideration to candidates who can teach special education courses and infuse technology, media literacy, and content related to ELLs into their courses.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in our graduate program, and to participate in the department's many school and community-based projects and partnerships. He or she will be expected to advise students, work on graduate student thesis committees, and supervise students in field experience courses and student teaching.

Wittenberg's Education Department is deeply invested in community improvement, and we maintain local, national, and international partnerships that provide our students and faculty with a range of teaching and learning experiences. We are an NCATE accredited (CAEP Accreditation Eligible) institution and the Education Department cherishes its role as part of Wittenberg's liberal arts tradition.


For this position, we require that candidates have a completed doctorate or ABD. Candidates must have earned certification or licensure and have a minimum of three years teaching experience at preK-6 grade levels with additional background/experience in special education.  We are looking not only for evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarship, but also for big-picture thinking, a sense of humor, versatility, and an excellent team member.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please review our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:

We ask candidates to set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process you will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Complete applications should also include three letters of reference. Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application as PDF files on letterhead or mailed directly to Dr. Roberta Linder, Associate Professor of Education, Wittenberg University, Post Office Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501-0720 or emailed to [email protected].  

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937-327-7517.

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Posted: 11/14/2017
Application Due: 11/14/2018
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