Curriculum & Instruction - Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
SUNY Oswego - Oswego, NY

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Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate reading/literacy courses, program development, academic advisement and committee work, and the possibility of student teacher supervision. Programmatic needs include expertise in literacy foundations, strength in literacy research, and evaluation of readers/writers for effective literacy instruction. Both critical literacy teaching for equity and social justice and commitment to community involvement are highly valued.

Required Qualifications : Doctorate in Literacy Education or ABD with completion of degree in Literacy within two years of appointment; classroom teaching experience, and commitment to promote all students' ability to succeed in a multicultural and global community.

Preferred Qualifications : Candidate strength in childhood education (childhood literacy) is preferred. In addition, a candidate's professional emphasis on teaching for social justice, interdisciplinary instruction, and the integration of technology in teaching and learning are highly desirable.

To Apply : Submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three current professional references electronically to

For questions or information, please contact Dr. Marcia Burrell at .

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Description of Department : The Curriculum & Instruction Department has been a central part of the college's history since 1861 when the first programs in elementary education were offered. The department consists of 29 full-time faculty, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in childhood education, adolescence education, TESOL education, literacy education, and special education. New programs designed to meet the high quality teacher certification standards of New York State - coupled with the School of Education's national accreditation, a variety of professional development school initiatives, strong collaboration with Arts & Sciences faculty, and a supportive administrative team - make SUNY Oswego an exciting place to build a successful career. The School of Education Diversity Policy addresses the commitment to preparing students for multicultural and global communities.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research is evidenced by Quest , a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory , a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at .

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office.

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