The Department of Elementary Education at Towson University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in Literacy Education. The Department offers coursework in graduate and undergraduate literacy education. Candidates should be prepared to teach in the graduate reading education program (pre-K through adult emphasis) and in the undergraduate elementary education program, as well as offer expertise about diverse populations and cultural contexts. Candidates with specialization in literacy assessment and working with a variety of developing readers are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse population and be sensitive to the education needs of these students.
An earned doctorate in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field
Ability to teach courses related to: Reading Assessment, Reading Abilities & Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Multicultural Literature, and Professional Development for Literacy Educators
Three years pre-K through 12 teaching experience
Emerging record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity
Commitment to collaborations with colleagues and with public schools
Experience in multicultural, diversity, and power and privilege practice
Expertise as a Reading Specialist
Scholarly expertise in cultural contexts of literacy development, theories of reading, reading assessment, emergent and beginning literacy development, multimodal literacies, and/or methods of teaching reading and writing
Knowledge of and experience with integrating technology in teacher education
Knowledge of state and national issues in teacher education
Teach courses in the Graduate Reading program as well undergraduate literacy courses that align with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) standards.
Conduct and maintain productive research program
Serve on College and University committees
Internal Number: COE-3308
About Towson University
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System.
TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science and mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
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