Instructor of Reading, Literacy & Learning
Department of Education and Special Education
Full-time, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position #F0327

Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites candidates to apply for Instructor of Reading, Literacy & Learning beginning August 2017.

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one-hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.

The Reading, Literacy and Learning program is grounded in the International Literacy Association Standards for Literacy Professionals, with an emphasis on preparing candidates to work with and advocate for learners who struggle with literacy across the range of development stages. This position is structured as a full-time, one-year, teaching-focused position with a base teaching load of four courses per semester. The instructor may work with both pre-service teachers in our full-time track and current working professionals in our part-time tracks either on-campus or in our off-campus cohorts. Current off-campus cohorts include Hanover, Colonial Heights and Bedford, Virginia. Duties include teaching, advising and mentoring graduate students providing support to the program, department, college and university, specifically participation in Graduate Task Force initiatives and program development toward the new 2017 ILS Standards.


  • Master’s degree required; Doctorate in reading education preferred
  • Direct experience working in Pre-K-12 classrooms in both teaching and leadership roles
  • Knowledge and experience with word study instruction
  • Direct experience coaching and supervising work with struggling learners
  • Commitment to collaboration and democratic decision-making
  • University teaching experience, including face-to-face and online learning formats preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to pre-service and in-service teacher preparation preferred

Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, contact information for three references, “Release of Information” (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc) and “EEO Data Collection Form” ( http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf) (the EEO form is voluntary). Please submit documents to (indicate position #F0327):

Human Resources
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, Va. 23909
Phone: 434-395-2074
Fax: 434-395-2666
Email: humres@longwood.edu

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

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