The Klipsch Educators College at Marian University is seeking a highly talented and exceptional teacher and scholar to serve as the Assistant Professor of Literacy, which is a tenure track eligible position for qualifying candidates. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Quality, this person will provide instructional expertise to educators in the teacher education (graduate and undergraduate) and leadership development programs. This position will also coordinate with the Assistant Dean of Outreach to provide support for services delivered to K-12 schools.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in reading, reading instruction, and other literacy-related courses in various delivery modes, including face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line.
  • Maintain an active literacy-related research agenda that involves publications and presentations at the national level as well as grant writing.
  • Provide leadership and service to college and public, private, and charter schools (locally/nationally).
  • Advise students on degree and certification requirements and career options.
  • Serve on college and university committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A terminal degree in related field (or ABD if degree will be awarded by August 2017).
  • Minimum of 3 years of literacy-related K-12 teaching experience.
  • Expertise in undergraduate and graduate-level reading/literacy instruction.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A record of current and past scholarly and professional activities in literacy education.
  • A willingness to work with reform-minded and thought leaders such as the National Council on Teacher Quality, Public Impact, and the like.
  • A commitment to supporting all types of schools (public, charter, and Catholic).
  • Experience in teaching online or hybrid formats at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 38 national titles.

Marian University offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and full Marian University undergraduate tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Required materials include: letter of application, current CV with evidence of outstanding teaching and professional activities, names and contact information of three professional references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to hr@marian.edu will be considered. Marian University is an EOE and is committed to diversity and encourages persons from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.