Bridgewater State University — Dept. of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Instructor/Assistant Professor of Literacy Education (full-time, temporary, 1 year)

Dept. of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Instructor/Assistant Professor of Literacy Education (full-time, temporary, 1 year)

Rank: Instructor
Tenure Information: 1 year Temp

Department Summary:
From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU’s institutional values, the work of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus’ commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education offers a variety of accredited programs including Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, and Master of Education leading to initial licensure and professional licensure in Reading (Reading Specialist and Language, Literacy, and Culture concentrations) and Elementary Education (include STEM and technology concentrations). The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is committed to preparing thoughtful professional educators who are prepared to teach diverse learners in the 21st century. As such, the department prioritizes racial equity and values racial diversity and equity-related work. Successful candidates will be staff members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Essential Duties:
The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University invites applications for a full-time, temporary Instructor in Literacy Education. Responsibilities include

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate reading/literacy and digital literacy courses to a diverse population of students
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate practicum students
  • Participate in the development of departmental curricula, contribute to the development of the undergraduate reading minor and graduate reading program.
  • Participate in department meetings, serve on faculty committees, support initiatives, and adhere to all institutional policies.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure proper alignment of related courses.

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD or EdD in Reading/Literacy or Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Reading/Literacy is required by the start of employment.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability
  • Experience as a full-time teacher in a K-12 setting
  • Experience teaching higher education courses, or K-12 literacy leadership role working with adults
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising that enhances an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of a teaching license for reading/literacy specialist, consultant teacher of reading, or similar
  • Possession of a teaching license
  • Experience as a practicing consulting teacher of reading, reading specialist/ interventionist, or a literacy coach
  • Teaching experience and/or research that includes digital literacy and technology
  • Experience teaching online courses and/or demonstrated competency using web teaching technologies
  • Participation in scholarly activities, including research, conference presentations, in-service workshops and/or education-related community service

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00377P
Open Date: 03/28/2022
Close Date: 4/30/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.