The Department of Education, Development, Teaching and Learning (EDTL) at Central Washington University (CWU) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading/Literacy. The Department of EDTL has approximately 15 full-time faculty who offer undergraduate majors, minors and/or teaching endorsements in Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Literacy, Middle Level Education, Gifted Education, and Special Education. EDTL also offers graduate and/or advanced certificate programs in highly capable, bilingual/TESL, special education and literacy (Reading Specialist). Faculty and staff are committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be outstanding educational leaders and facilitators of learning who demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to educate and work within a diverse school population.
a) teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Reading/Literacy/Language Arts;
b) student advising for both undergraduate and graduate students;
c) scholarly activity;
d) program development/refinement; and
e) professional/community service including committee work.
Education faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to a constructivist philosophy, keep abreast of current and emerging education trends (e.g., performance-based program assessment, educational technology), and possess an understanding and commitment to the principles of diversity. Distance education, online and off-campus teaching are expected.
Doctorate in education with specialty in reading/literacy/language arts or highly related emphasis (ABD candidates may be considered; however, the terminal degree must be completed within one year of start date.)
Doctorate in education with specialty in reading/literacy/language arts; and
Six (6) years of professional academic experience.
Three or more years teaching experience at the pK-12 grade level in reading/literacy/language arts or related field
Ability/Experience teaching a variety of reading/literacy/language arts courses at the college level
Possession of or eligibility for a valid teaching certificate for any US State
Experience in pK-12 program and professional development
Research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
Evidence of scholarly or potential activity in the field of reading/literacy/language arts
Involvement in professional literacy/reading/language arts associations
Experience with distance, hybrid, and on-line educational systems
Experience with a range of age levels, diverse populations, and rural settings
Screening Begins: December 2, 2019 and will be open until filled
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.