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Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Foundations and/or Literacy - 3 positions at CWU

Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington State
Commensurate with education and experience
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The Department of Curriculum, Supervision, & Educational Leadership (CSEL) and The Department of Education, Development, Teaching, & Learning (EDTL) are seeking candidates for three (3) Assistant/Associate Professor positions. Two in Educational Foundations for CSEL, and one (1) in Literacy for EDTL. Primary responsibility includes teaching mostly undergraduate courses in literacy, educational foundations, or a combination of these areas. Two of these positions will be housed in CSEL and one in EDTL. Graduate courses may be taught, as well. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, scholarly activity (peer-reviewed publications, grant writing, conference presentations, etc.), program development and assessment, and professional service.     

The CSEL & EDTL departments have a long tradition of preparing teachers and school administrators. 

Education faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to a constructivist philosophy, keep abreast of current and emerging education trends (e.g., performance-based program assessment, educational technology), and possess an understanding and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Faculty will integrate CWU’s commitment to cultural competency in teaching, scholarship, and service, and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students.     

Primary job duties and responsibilities will take place in Ellensburg, WA. Distance education, online, and off-campus teaching may be required.  

Required Qualifications 

Assistant Professor:   

  • Earned doctorate in Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction, or a highly related field.   

Associate Professor:   

  • Earned doctorate in Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction, or a highly related field.   
  • Six (6) years of professional academic experience (teaching, scholarly activities, and professional service).  


  • Three or more years of teaching experience at the PK-12 level.  
  • Possession of or eligibility for a valid teaching certificate for any US state or territory.  
  • Research, teaching, service, or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to being a model learning community of equity and belonging.  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • University-level teaching experience.  
  • Experience with program/department leadership.  
  • Experience with distance, hybrid, and online educational systems.  
  • Experience in curriculum assessment, development, and improvement.  
  • Involvement in professional organizations.  
  • Experience with a range of age levels, diverse populations, and rural settings.  
  • Ability to incorporate multicultural and social justice perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom discussions.  
  • A record of promoting inclusivity in classrooms and academic work environments.   
  • Research agenda that involves social justice perspectives.   
  • Potential to mentor and educate students to serve diverse populations.  

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: Originally established at the Washington State Normal School in 1891, CWU has a long tradition of preparing teachers. Located in the heart of Washington State, Ellensburg is approximately 100 miles and under 2 hours away from the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area. CWU is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 135 majors, the university enrolls approximately 12,000 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 20:1. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU has enrolled 42% students of color and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. Excellence in teaching is the core of the university’s mission, and faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. Further information about the university is available at  For more information about the community in Ellensburg, visit  

CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer. For accommodation e-mail [email protected]

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