Early, Middle and Exceptional EducationWorking Title:
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Literacy, Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education (Beginning August 2024)Classification:
Assistant Professor - 24910Nature of position:
Tenure-TrackJob Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education in the College of Education and Human Services welcomes applications for a full-time tenure-track to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy with an emphasis on structured literacy, preferably with ESL as well, in a reading specialist and/or ESL specialist M.Ed./certification program; position beginning August 2024. Responsibilities include teaching, advising students, scholarly or creative work and department and university service. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs. Responsibilities may include student advisement, curriculum development, and teaching through a distance learning modality. Other responsibilities will include scholarly activities and active membership on various departmental, school, and university committees. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications as well as aligned with the details contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Millersville University Promotion Statement.
Minimum qualifications required to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate include having an earned doctorate and a minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience (or its equivalent) and scholarship commensurate with this rank.
A complete application comprises the following:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- A Cover Letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
- A current Curriculum Vitae.
- A Teaching Philosophy that includes the applicant’s commitment to inclusive and equitable learning and to working with diverse populations of students.
- A summary (2 – 5 pages) of Scholarly and/or Creative Activity Plan outlining 3 – 5 year agenda involving undergraduate or graduate students.
- Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date).
- Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.
At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
The State System Employee Benefits Summary for faculty can be found at: https://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/LR/Documents/APSCUF_July2019-June2023.pdf
- ABD in Literacy Education, Early Childhood, or Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Administration with emphasis in literacy education, or closely related field with emphasis in literacy education. Must have evidence of completed doctorate by November 1, 2027 to apply for reappointment to the third year. (Doctorate must be completed by November of the second year.)
- Five years of successful full-time PK-12 teaching experience in the U.S.
- Experience with and commitment to diverse populations.
- Knowledge and skills to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education such as structured literacy, content area reading, literacy methods, assessment & intervention, and practicum.
- Earned reading specialist certificate or equivalent.
- Knowledge and skills to supervise clinical field experiences.
- Evidence of ability to conduct and supervise scholarly activities.
- Evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills for advising and working with undergraduate students.
- Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and public-school personnel.
- Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Successful interview.
- Successful teaching demonstration.
- Research presentation.
- Successful completion of three background checks.
- Earned doctorate.
- Experience in early childhood (Pre-K – Grade 4) and/or middle level (Grades 4 – 8) in public school classrooms.
- PA Reading Specialist certification.
- ESL Specialist certification and/or evidence of graduate coursework in ESL instruction.
- Evidence of research and teaching (traditional & online) effectiveness.
- Evidence of successful supervision of clinical field experiences.
- Experience as a specialized literacy professional.
- Earned supervisory certificate in reading.
- Expertise in Dyslexia identification and intervention.
EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Tenure Track faculty are responsible for teaching an academic year workload—24 credit hours (full-time). No more than three preparations per semester. Hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, engage in the selection of textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses. Conduct classroom instruction for one or more courses in the curriculum at the higher education level. Teach pertinent course subjects using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, and other appropriate modes of educational delivery. Lead and monitor classroom instruction that promotes educational and learning process keeping with faculty academic freedom and responsibility. Foster student development. Participate in co-curricular activities such as department colloquia and honors seminars. Be available to faculty and students for consultation and questions in your area of expertise.Faculty are expected to hold regular office hours as well as be able to teach in a variety of delivery modalities.
For details, please see:
CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
- The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);
- The Millersville University Promotion Statement and particularly Section V.C.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities (pp. 9-11); and
- The Millersville University Tenure Statement, particularly the section titled Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities (pp. 3-4).
Sustain growth in scholarly and/or creative activities, both within and outside the academic discipline.For details, please see:
SERVICE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR COMMUNITY:
- The CBA, Article 12.B.2, Continuing scholarly growth (p. 28);
- The Millersville University Promotion Statement, particularly Section V.C.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 11-13); and
- The Millersville University Tenure Statement, particularly the section titled Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 4-6).
Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Candidates must be willing to participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level curricular activities including assisting in activities associated with maintaining program approval at the state and national levels.For details, please see:
- The CBA, Article 12.B.3, Service: contribution to the University and/or community (p. 28)
- The Millersville University Promotion Statement, particularly Section V.C.3 Service: Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 13-15); and
- The Millersville University Tenure Statement, particularly the section titled Service, Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 6-7).
All Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education Department faculty may be assigned supervision of student teachers as part of their regular load. Student teachers are supervised in area schools. Faculty members are also expected to establish positive relationships with area school partners and to pursue cooperative ventures with area districts and teachers as opportunities present themselves.PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS:
Please see the CBA
, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39).DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:
The Millersville Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education Department, in the College of Education and Human Services, is comprised of 12 full-time faculty members and numerous adjuncts. The Department serves several hundred students in numerous programs including: two distinct areas of undergraduate certification (early childhood and middle level education) three graduate degrees (language & literacy, gifted, and early childhood education), two supervisory programs (elementary and reading education), post-baccalaureate teaching certification, an online degree completion program, one academic minor (ESL), one shared academic minor (iSTEM, in conjunction with the Applied Engineering, Safety, and Technology [AEST] Department), and various workshops, learning institutes, study/service abroad programs, university-wide electives, and other education- related activities.Essential Functions:
Posting Open Date:
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/classroom environment.
- Teach courses both face-to-face and distance-learning at the higher education level using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, online tools and/or equipment, and/or other appropriate modes of education delivery.
- Speak in a clear voice and hear spoken words.
- Read and write written words and basic-level mathematics.
- Manage classroom activities.
- Record and calculate grades, prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, engage in the selection of appropriate textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the delivery of instruction.
- Use a computer for email, obtain information on websites, prepare class documents, grade papers, submit final grades online and other duties related to teaching and advising students and serving the department, college, university and community.
- No or minimal exposure to physical risks.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.
09/22/2023Posting Close Date:
10/22/2023Quicklink for Posting/Requisition: