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Reading Education
Department of Educational Technology and Literacy

The Department of Educational Technology and Literacy invites applications for Lecturer in the Reading Education program beginning in August 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy at the university and in off-campus centers for graduate students and in-service teachers. The courses include clinical practica, literacy assessment & instruction, theories of reading or other courses specifically geared to assisting English Language Learners, struggling readers, or other learners (e.g., Guided Reading, Writing Instruction, Integrating Literacy & Technology, Multicultural Literature).

A Masters Degree in Reading or a related field, with a Doctorate of Education preferred, and significant experience as a teacher and/or reading specialist in school settings are necessary qualifications. Applicants must have excellent human relations skills, demonstrated competency in educational technology, a history of successful teaching, a spirit of collegiality, and an enthusiasm for literacy education, birth through adult.

Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should send a letter of application describing their qualifications, a curriculum vita, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. B. P. Laster and Dr. S. G. Mogge
Search Committee Chairs
Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
Tel 410-704-2556
E-mail: blaster@towson.edu
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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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