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Assistant Professor in Literacy
Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
College of Education
COE-N-2734

The College of Education is seeking candidates with doctorates in a targeted educational discipline or closely allied field and at least three years teaching experience in a Pk-12 setting.

Position:
Assistant Professor in Literacy with the Educational Technology and Literacy Department for undergraduate and master’s and doctoral courses related to reading assessment and reading disabilities; acquisition of writing skills, digital acquisition of literacy skills, literacy/technology integration and adoption of educational technology in English/Language Arts instruction in grades

Pk - 6.  Understanding and expertise in English/Language Arts; Pk-12 literacy, writing and disciplinary literacy is necessary.

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, work closely with interns, teachers, and students integrating inquiry and practice in the context of professional development schools; collaborate with colleagues across the college and region and demonstrate knowledge of the Common Core Standards and instructional implications of PARCC assessments, and be current in educational technology and digital teaching and learning.

Requirements:
A doctorate in early childhood literacy or a closely allied field and at least three years successful teaching experience in a Pk-12 setting, experience as a Certified Reading Specialist and scholarly expertise in literacy theory and acquisition, methods of teaching reading and writing, and related research.

Towson University:
Towson University ( www.towson.edu ) 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 almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & 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.

The College of Education:
Towson University’s College of Education (www.towson.edu/coe) is undertaking a major recruitment effort to expand the breadth and depth of expertise in its teacher preparation and instructional leadership areas. This effort reflects major reforms in public Pk-12 education curricula, student assessment measures, and educator evaluation and instructional differentiation to maximize student learning, as well as Towson University’s commitment to serving the teaching and school leadership needs in public Pk-12 education. These searches emphasize substantive expertise areas.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin in November 2013 and continue until positions are filled. Positions begin August 2014. Women and applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application describing qualifications for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, two samples of published scholarship, and contact information for four references. Please submit application materials to:

College of Education Faculty Search Committee
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Attention: Drs. Stephen Mogge and Judith Guerrero, #COE-N-2734

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.


Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


 

 

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