Assistant Professor of Literacy
Lesley University - Cambridge, MA

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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.

Requirements:
  • 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.


  • Additional Information:
    BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicant screening will begin immediately.

    Application Instructions:
    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

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