The College of Education at Slippery Rock University is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure track position in Early Childhood Literacy Education PK-4, within the Elementary/Early Childhood Education Department beginning Fall 2018.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teaching undergraduate courses related to literacy content within the early childhood years.
  • Teaching graduate-level courses in K-12 Reading Specialist M.Ed. and Certification program, including instructional coaching.
  • Supervise literacy practica at the graduate level.
  • Supervising students in early field work or student teaching.
  • Advisement to students.

The successful candidate is also expected to form positive and collaborative relationships with schools and early childhood programs, participate on department and university committees, maintain an exemplary record of scholarly growth, and participate in service activities, especially as related to teaching.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Evidence of doctorate in teaching reading or a related field.
  • Evidence of at least 3 years teaching experience—birth to grade 4, including the teaching of literacy.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the teaching of literacy.
  • Evidence of a demonstrated commitment to the education of diverse populations.
  • Ability to pursue a research agenda and external funding in early childhood and/or literacy education; evidence of scholarly potential.
  • Successful performance in an on-campus interview and teaching demonstration is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate:

  • Reading Specialist K-12 Certification.
  • Evidence of experience in undergraduate and graduate course design and teaching.
  • Evidence of educational research, reflective of an awareness and understanding of current best practices in literacy within early childhood literacy education.
  • Evidence of experience utilizing instructional technology in the teaching-learning process, especially as related to literacy.
  • Evidence of experience in teaching hybrid or online courses.
  • Successful experience teaching English language learners.
  • Experience and collaboration with school districts, including literacy coaches, teachers and families.
  • Evidence of skills necessary to establish collaborative relationships with colleagues and community or school based practitioners in diverse early childhood settings.

To apply, visit https://careers.sru.edu/postings/4418

Special Instructions to Applicants
Provide a cover letter detailing evidence of the candidate’s experience in terms of minimum and preferred qualifications as cited in the job posting.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the “Transcripts” selection under Optional Applicant Documents or mail them to:
Dr. Linda Zane, Search Chair
Early Childhood/Elementary Education Department
104 McKay Education Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. The recommended candidate will also be required to submit a completed Act 24 form (PDE-6004) prior to employment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 23, 2017.

Respect for Individuals in the Community
Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Affirmative Action Statement
Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran’s status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.