Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Literacy Education at Syracuse University

Information about a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Department of Reading and Language Arts at Syracuse University is posted below. The advertisement is taken directly from the from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading listserv:

The Department of Reading and Language Arts in the School of Education at Syracuse University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Literacy Education with a focus in intervention. Required qualifications: An earned doctorate, or completion of doctoral degree by August 2016, in literacy education, teacher education, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, special education, educational psychology, or a related field with emphasis in literacy. The successful candidate will have prior college/university teaching experience and a minimum of 3 years teaching in K-12 classrooms or equivalent settings.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise is highly desired in areas such as intervention, literacy acquisition, coaching, and/or assessment. Also of interest is expertise in urban education, multicultural and multilingual education, inclusive schooling, and/or digital literacies. Individuals with experience in quantitative and/or mixed research methods are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and equity in working with students from underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will conduct and publish research as well as seek external funding. The candidate will teach field-based undergraduate and graduate literacy courses taken by students in the Literacy, Teaching English Language Learners, and Special Education programs and collaborate with other faculty. In addition, the
candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students and engage in departmental, school, university and professional service.

Application Procedure: For a detailed position description and online instructions, go to http://www.sujobopps.com (#072133). All applicants must attach a current CV, a letter of interest that includes discussion of research interests and teaching philosophy, contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation and two writing samples.

Review of applications begins November 30, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Marcelle Haddix, at mhaddix@syr.edu.

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.


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