Assistant/Associate Professor
Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University

School of Teacher Education

Assistant/Associate Professor

The Literacy program in the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate 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 must possess significant technology skills. Experience teaching literacy courses online and knowledge of children’s and adolescent literature and its role in instruction, knowledge of literacy assessment, and content area literacy is required. 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. Cassie Zippay, Chair, Reading/Literacy Search Committee Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights Blvd., #61030 GRH 1088 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030 Fax (270) 745-6322 WKU Website:

Review of applications will begin January 30, 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.

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