Core Faculty, School of Education (K-8 Literacy Education)

Seattle, Washington State
Dec 10, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

DEPARTMENT: School of Education
CLASSIFICATION: Faculty - Fulltime
REPORTS TO: Chair, School of Education
CLOSES: January 31, 2019

Position Summary:

Antioch University Seattle is seeking applications for a Core Faculty K-8 Literacy Education full time appointment in the School of Education (SoE). Responsibilities include teaching graduate level classes in K-8 literacy instruction and assessment methods with focus on: critical literacy; literacy in classrooms with English Language Learners; and how to use interdisciplinary content as a context for academic language development. Candidates with strong leadership experience or administrative experience will be given special consideration. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and a dedication to constructivist pedagogies. Responsibilities of the position also include teaching of other K-8 education courses, supervising students in diverse field settings, advising, participating in faculty meetings, collaborating with community partners, participating in the admissions process, and participating in program development and evaluation. Responsibilities may also include supervision of master’s projects and additional administrative duties. Core faculty members are expected to be involved in campus, scholarly, professional, and community activities.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Teaching 24 credits in the areas of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, K-8 Teacher Education, and ELL Endorsement. Teaching may also include Master’s Capstone and Master of Arts in Education electives;
  • Supervising teacher candidates in K-8 classrooms;
  • Advising up to 15 candidates. Responsibilities include reviewing advisee’s progress on a quarterly basis and supporting them in their programs;
  • Participating in SoE faculty meetings and retreats for discussions of the academic quality of the programs, policies, teaching and advising, candidate support and progress, and program assessment and development;
  • Developing supportive and collaborative relationships with public school teachers and schools;
  • Participating in campus-wide governance, committee work, and in occasional community-wide events;
  • Creating and sharing knowledge with professional peers and colleagues in the field of education;
  • Participating in various forms of professional practice and community engagement;
  • Participating in the admissions process, including recruitment and outreach activities, reviewing files, and conducting applicant interviews.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related discipline (ABD will be considered);
  • Successful public school K-8 teaching for at least three years in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Experience bringing literacy and assessment methods into the general education classroom preferred;
  • Successful university or college-level teaching experience in a teacher education program, including working with a variety of learners;
  • A clear understanding of the current reform context and Common Core ELA and Math standards and NGSS;
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarly research;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working for social justice and equity in K-12 education.
  • Collaborative interpersonal style with demonstrated communication and problem solving skills in working with colleagues and adult learners;
  • Special consideration will be given to people who have cognate areas in both Literacy and ELL.

This position is full-time (100% FTE) with a 12-month service period, including three months of annual professional leave.

Equivalent education/experience may substitute for minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Application Process

Complete and submit the following documents by January 31, 2019 to [email protected]

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement
  • Names, mailing addresses, email addresses), and telephone numbers of three references. References will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate.

The Antioch University School of Education is committed to efforts to advance educational equity, and sees a more diverse educator workforce as an integral part of this work. Applicants from underrepresented groups with a commitment to joining us in these efforts are strongly encouraged to apply.

For accommodations to complete the application process, and/or if selected for an interview, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected]

Antioch University Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, and veteran status.

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