Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Nov 19 2020 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Reading Education at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2021.
The Department of Education, the largest department in the School of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, is a community of over 20 full-time faculty and staff and over 550 undergraduate and graduate students. As a unit we are guided by a commitment to supporting equitable educational opportunities in PK-12 schools for all students, families, and communities. Programs in the department focus on undergraduate and graduate pre-service teacher education and providing master's level continuing education opportunities for in-service teachers.
USJ has a long-standing reputation for developing high quality educators in Connecticut and preparing school leaders who reflect a scholar-practitioner stance. Programs within the department require strong field and clinical experiences and reflect a commitment to partnerships with public schools.
We seek a dynamic and innovative colleague who is centrally concerned with preparing pre-service teachers to support early readers PK-6. Instructional responsibilities are likely to include undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental reading in the elementary school required for all students in both elementary and early childhood education licensure programs as well as courses in the science of early reading development that support students in elementary, early childhood, and special education. Other course assignments will be determined based upon candidate expertise. In addition to a collaborative teaching colleague, we seek a colleague who will engage in research and service to the department and the university.
Earned doctorate in Reading, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology, Literacy or related field
Experience in K-6 Education settings
Evidence of potential to develop an active research agenda
Evidence of a commitment in professional practice to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
Preferred Skills/ Qualifications:
Experience as a K-6 classroom teacher
Experience working in pre-service teacher preparation
Evidence of effective teaching at the post-secondary level
Evidence of collaboration and development of partnerships
Experience teaching in online and/or hybrid environments
For questions about the position please contact Dr. Kate Dooley, Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.