Literacy/Elementary Education Assistant/Associate Professor
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY

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The Education Studies Department of Skidmore College, a selective liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Literacy Education to begin September 1, 2014. The position
requires teaching five courses an academic year and advising undergraduate students within an innovative Education Studies major leading to New York state certification (1-6).

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline (Literacy Education), successful teaching experience in higher education, evidence of ability to work within a progressive program dedicated to social justice, commitment to and experience with constructivist teaching and learning, elementary public school experience and ability to work with diverse student populations. Success in the position requires excellence in teaching, on-going research and publications, participation in college governance and commitment to the preparation of teachers within a liberal arts college context. Skidmore is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are encouraged to include information about their specific skills, knowledge or experiences relevant to this commitment such as evidence of incorporating multicultural content into their courses. The College and the Department encourage applications from women and men of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative accreditation experience.

Located in Saratoga Springs, in upstate New York, Skidmore has a population of 2400 students, 30% of whom are students of color or of international origin.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications for review by November 15, 2013.

Minimum Qualifications:
Evidence of Multi-cultural course content
Administrative Accreditation experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate in Literacy Education

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Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy / Sample Syllabi
Additional Materials

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for this position, please fill out an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of selected publications or works in progress specific to the position. The application system will also prompt you to submit THREE email addresses for letters of recommendation. Your recommenders will be emailed once you've completed the application process. Letters can be addressed to Joanna Schneider Zangrando, Chair of the Search Committee, Education Studies Department.

cover letter, cv, transcripts, teaching philosophy/sample syllabi. You have four areas to attach your documents, please combine multiple documents in any given category into one word doc or pdf file before uploading.

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This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. All "required" documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

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