Adjunct Professor - Literacy Studies

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Adjunct Professor - Literacy Studies
St. Edward's University




School of Human Development and Education

READ 4343.02 Content Area Literacy

Adjunct Position FALL 2019



POSITION

St. Edward's University invites applications for an Adjunct position to teach READ 4343.02 - a Content-Area Literacy course for students seeking 4-8 and 7-12 teaching certification. Job duties will begin mid-August, 2019 and end in Mid-December 2019 when final grades are submitted.



RESPONSIBILITIES Teach one section of READ 4343.02 that covers a broad sequence of topics related to content area literacy.

Class meets on Tu/Th from 11:00am-12:15pm on the St. Edward's University campus.

Other responsibilities include: attending regularly scheduled meetings; conducting surveys; timely communication with supervisor related to course progress; and maintaining office hours.



Course description:

The primary focus of this teacher-preparation course is on strategies designed to develop critical- reading, writing and study skills that maximize secondary students' content area learning (e.g., literature, mathematics, science and social studies). Content area literacy includes the development of comprehension, study skills, metacognitive awareness, purposeful reading, critical thinking, vocabulary, word recognition, writing, questioning and discussion skills. Also addressed are authentic assessment, cooperative learning, instructional technology, motivation, children's and adolescent literature, and special needs learners. This course has an internship component and must be taken prior to student teaching. It is taught in conjunction with a partnering course focused on curriculum and evaluation.



Student Learning Objectives include the following:

  • Define content area (disciplinary) literacy and apply that knowledge when considering how to use texts, talk and writing assignments with disciplinary content.
  • Recognize, practice and teach the types of thinking that go on while an individual reads.
  • Design instructional activities that support that thinking for making meaning during reading.
  • Explain how writing is used as a tool for thinking, expression, and communication.
  • Design instructional activities that support students' use of writing to make and communicate meaning of disciplinary texts and ideas.
  • Consider the ways in which digital technologies have expanded the types of reading and writing that students engage in, both in and out of school, and what that expansion means for academic settings.



We are currently looking for someone to teach TR 2 3:15.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ph. D. or Master's degree in Literacy Studies, Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, or related discipline preferred.
  • Graduate level coursework of at least 18 hours in Literacy Studies and related teacher education coursework required.
  • Excellence in teaching is essential and 7-12 public school teaching experience is preferred.





APPLICATION PROCESS

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should send an application letter, vita, contact information for at least three references and graduate transcript in electronic format and apply online at:

https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from under represented groups. St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

OTHER ITEMS TO KNOW

Sponsorship:

We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.



Reference #: J19076

Posted: 08/23/2019

Available: Immediately



About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

About Austin, Texas
Consistently ranked as one of the "top metropolitan areas to live in," by numerous independent media outlets, Austin attracts approximately 50 new residents a day and has been one of the nation's fasting growing cities. St. Edward's is in the heart of this thriving, entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan city, providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities to live, learn and grow in an environment that offers a wealth of resources and opportunities. In fact, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. Additionally, as one of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs.

For more on the City of Austin's offerings, visit The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau webpage.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit an online application at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.







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