Tenure Track - Reading/Literacy Education
Monmouth College - Monmouth, IL

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Monmouth College is a nationally-ranked private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1,250 students. Monmouth offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in 34 majors. Founded in 1853, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located in Monmouth, Illinois, a small, friendly community located approximately one hour from both Peoria and the Quad Cities.

The Monmouth College department of Educational Studies seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate level professor in Reading/Literacy Education in the teacher education program. The position will commence August 2013.

Monmouth College offers a comprehensive liberal arts experience in a Midwest setting. Immersion in its distinctive general education curriculum develops competence and confidence to pursue advanced study or a profession, while an emphasis on learning beyond the classroom fosters leadership skills, practical experience and social responsibility. The Educational Studies department currently works with 200 candidates in the elementary and secondary licensure programs. More information about the college can be found at www.monmouthcollege.edu

Responsibilities will include teaching education courses at the undergraduate level. The primary responsibility will involve teaching courses in reading and content literacy. Successful candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, be adept at using instructional technology, and be willing to collaborate with the community and area schools to form productive partnerships.

Tenure track faculty serve on faculty committees, advise undergraduate students, supervise student teachers, participate in faculty governance, and teach in the college’s general education curriculum. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong potential for excellent teaching, academic scholarship, and service in a college setting.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in doctoral degree in Reading/Literacy Education or a related field; experience in the field of Reading/Literacy Education with a thorough understanding of reading practices, literature, and literacy issues. Candidate must also have two years of full-time teaching experience in classroom settings. In addition to exemplary teaching skills, he or she must also demonstrate effective written, interpersonal, and collaborative communication skills.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have expertise in teaching a variety of courses as well as having undertaken previous higher education administrative duties or an interest in pursuing such duties in the Educational Studies department.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, cv, sample of recent scholarly work, teaching philosophy and names and contact information of three references who can speak to your qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all materials to: Craig Vivian, Chair, Educational Studies (Literacy) Search, by e-mail to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu .

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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