The Department of Reading and Language Arts in the School of Education at Syracuse University seeks a full time non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor in College Reading and Learning Strategy Instruction.

QualificationsAn earned doctorate, or completion of doctoral degree by August 2018, in literacy education, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, special education, educational psychology, or a related field with emphasis in college reading and learning strategy instruction, college writing instruction, adolescent and adult literacy, and/or student learning support services.

Job Specific QualificationsDemonstrated excellence in college/ university teaching is highly desired as is expertise in student program development and coordination.

ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will teach multiple sections of college learning strategies and other adolescent and adult literacy-focused courses as needed. The candidate will have possible opportunities to teach introductory courses for the Selected Studies major and courses on college learning support services for the Higher Education program. The candidate will build repertoire with students to establish and maintain effective relationships and a secure, positive classroom environment, both in person and online, that promote active student engagement. The candidate will be responsible for networking with other academic and support services across campus, including Athletics, Veteran Affairs, Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Writing Center, and the Office of Disability Services. The candidate will develop a stronger partnership with the InclusiveU program in the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education. In addition, the candidate will train and supervise graduate student assistants who will provide 1-on-1 support for enrolled students in the program.

Application InstructionsAbout Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Message to ApplicantsAll applicants must attach a current CV, a letter of interest that includes discussion of teaching expertise, and contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation..

Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Marcelle Haddix, at mhaddix@syr.edu.