Assistant Professor – Literacy Education

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Job Description

The Education Department in the College of Education is home to numerous faculty and staff members dedicated to providing students with engaging and meaningful classes for future educators.

We offer Early Childhood, Childhood, Early Childhood/Childhood, and Childhood Inclusive programs at the undergraduate level and Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy, TESOL, and School Building/School District Leadership at the graduate level. This Literacy Position specifically governs graduate programs in Literacy Education: Birth to Grade 12 (Online) in addition to a new multi-award five-year program leading to three certifications (Literacy Education: Birth to Grade 12, Childhood 1-6, and Childhood Inclusive 1-6) in New York State.

Rewards & Benefits

Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.


Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will:
Teach literacy-focused courses at the undergraduate level and graduate level online including possible field-based responsibilities;
Serve as the coordinator of all literacy programs and courses;
Maintain an active scholarly agenda, including regular conference presentations and publications;
Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
Provide academic advisement to graduate Literacy students;
Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

Job Requirements:

Earned doctorate in Literacy Education by September 1, 2023;
At least three years of prior experience teaching as a literacy specialist in grades PK-12;
Experience with online course design and ability to teach classes in in-person and asynchronous online delivery formats;
Knowledgeable of the International Literacy Association (ILA) Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals, the New York State requirements for certification in literacy education, and AAQEP;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues for program growth and enhancement;
Experience with instructional technology;
Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.


Classroom teaching experience at the post secondary (higher education) level;
Experience with literacy assessments and progress-monitoring data collection’
Experience with instructional technologies for PK-12 students;
Evidence of commitment to understanding the needs of diverse learners and to culturally responsive teaching;
Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall 2023.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

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