Overview

The Department of Education at Bethany College invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Reading Education beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The College seeks a teacher-scholar with expertise in teaching reading education, a focus on early and adolescent literacy, and an interest in working with diverse populations in PK-12 public school contexts.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in elementary education, curriculum and instruction, or a similar and related degree. The successful candidate would be expected to have a minimum of 3 years of successful teaching at the PK-12 level. Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in teaching reading/literacy methodology to include working with exceptional learners. Required Qualifications are (1) earned doctorate by August 2018 in a discipline relative to teaching and research in language and literacy; (2) demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly research, grant proposal writing, and publication in peer-reviewed outlets in the field; (3) participation in professional organizations and activities in literacy education; and (4) experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary methods, research, and foundations of education as well as prior teaching experience in a PK-12 setting. Special consideration will be given to applicants with (a) coursework with a focus on early and adolescent literacy; (b) experience teaching reading (c) experience working with early and adolescents’ literacy needs; (d) experience with and/or a commitment to working with teachers, students, and/or teacher education candidates in culturally diverse settings; (e) ability to obtain and lead funded research projects; (f) experience with school-university partnerships focused on teacher preparation and teacher development; and (g) experience in clinical reading practicum.

Applications should be submitted electronically to edreading2018@bethanywv.edu. A letter of application, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, professional vita, three letters of reference and brief statements on teaching philosophy are required. Candidates who are interviewed will be required to give a teaching demonstration.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sherri Theaker, Chair of the Education Department ( stheaker@bethanywv.edu).