Assistant Professor in Literacy - COE-N-2734
Qualifications: A doctorate in early childhood literacy or a closely allied field and at least three years successful teaching experience in a Pk-12 setting, experience as a Certified Reading Specialist and scholarly expertise in literacy theory and acquisition, methods of teaching reading and writing, and related research. Candidates with Pre-K to Grade 8 teaching and/or Reading Specialist experience and experience teaching graduate and/or undergraduate-level Literacy education courses. Responsibilities: Teach literacy courses related to reading instruction, reading assessment, reading disabilities, and professional development as well as in the graduate reading education program and in the college’s undergraduate programs for pre-service teachers. (Doctoral level teaching is also possible). Candidates should have a demonstrated record of scholarship in areas related to literacy education and an agenda for continued research and publication in the field. Further specialization and ability to teach courses in writing instruction, new literacies and technologies, multicultural literature or second language literacy learning are desired. The College of Education: Towson University's College of Education (www.towson.edu/coe) is undertaking a major recruitment effort to expand the breadth and depth of expertise in its teacher preparation and instructional leadership areas. This effort reflects major reforms in public Pk-12 education curricula, student assessment measures, and educator evaluation and instructional differentiation to maximize student learning, as well as Towson University's commitment to serving the teaching and school leadership needs in public Pk-12 education. Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia. Application Process: Review of applications is ongoing and continues until the position is filled. Women and applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, two samples of published scholarship, and contact information for four references. Please submit application materials to Dr. Stephen Mogge, Committee Chair, Dr. Judith Guerrero, Committee Chair, Search # COE-N-2734, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone. Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.