This literacy faculty member will teach and mentor courses in the graduate literacy programs, advise graduate students, and collaborate with colleagues on program- and school-wide projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated the following: content and pedagogical knowledge of early childhood, elementary or middle school literacy including work in urban settings and with second language learners; ability to integrate technology into instruction to enhance student learning and engagement; and expertise in literacy assessment and intervention. Experience teaching in higher education and P-12 teaching and higher education is required. Candidates should show a readiness to participate in school/university partnerships and new initiatives for the purposes of research and teacher preparation.
Earned doctorate or ABD from a regionally accredited institution in literacy or closely related field, or will have a doctorate by June 30, 2014.
Record of effective teaching at the college level and at least three years of successful P-12 teaching experience.
Experience with pre-service and/or in-service teacher preparation.
Must have content and pedagogical knowledge of early childhood, elementary or middle school literacy including work in urban settings and with second language learners.
The ability to integrate technology into instruction to enhance student learning and engagement.
Must be willing to teach and develop courses in a variety of delivery formats (face-to-face on campus, face-to-face week-ends off-campus, hybrid and online) and travel to teach at regional program sites.
A requisite scholarly record or professional impact in the field of literacy education to warrant appointment at the assistant professor level.
Demonstrated expertise in literacy assessment and intervention.
Evidence of a professional commitment to programs that prepare teachers to teach culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse students with and without disabilities, and on the integration of technology into curriculum and instruction?
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be authorized to work in the United States, and if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.
A doctorate degree with a concentration in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or Curriculum and Instruction with a strong TESOL background with specialization in one or more of the following areas: assessment of bilingual learners, oral language learning theory and practice, biliteracy, sociolinguistics, or psycholinguistics is preferred.
Experience with web-based instruction preferred.
BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicant screening will begin immediately.
Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.
Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply