Assistant Professor (Literacy)
School of Teacher Education - Position ID: 998115
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The Literacy program in the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor.
Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to teach reading/literacy courses in the undergraduate teacher preparation programs and graduate courses at the masters level; teach reading/literacy course work in on-line courses; advise graduate students; supervise student field work in the public schools and community after school programs; conduct research and scholarly activities in area of expertise; serve on university, college, department and program committees.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate in Reading/Literacy Education. Experience working with diverse student populations and the ability to prepare undergraduates and graduate students to work with diverse populations is essential. The ability to work in a university/public school partnership model for undergraduate teacher preparation is needed. Candidates should be able to demonstrate use of technology in classroom settings. Experience teaching literacy courses online is required. In-depth knowledge of vocabulary and comprehension strategies and an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and how they are used in education settings is essential. The potential for or establishment of a record of scholarship, research, and publication is expected.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, current vita, official transcripts, and three letters of professional reference to:
Dr. Lucy Maples, Chair,
Reading/Literacy Search Committee
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd., #61030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
Fax (270) 745-6322
WKU Website: http://www.wku.edu
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national orgin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745-5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.