MTSU’s Department of Elementary and Special Education invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#116240) at the assistant/associate professor rank. Start date for the position is August 1, 2018.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate reading methods courses and teaching in the Masters of Education in Literacy program. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, supervision of students in field-based placements, and collaborating with faculty across the Department. Expertise in literacy instruction, research, and literacy assessment is required.

Advising undergraduate and/or graduate students, university/college/department/professional service, and scholarly activity relevant to the candidate’s discipline also are required.

Responsibilities also may include other teaching assignments in the Ed.D. and/or Ph.D. cohorts, based on the qualifications of the faculty and the needs of the department and college graduate programs. Teaching assignments may include courses that meet outside of normal business hours (some midweek and/or Friday evenings & weekends). Some courses meet off campus and may require travel (All program related travel is reimbursed per MTSU Travel Policies.).

Required Education:
Doctorate in Literacy Education, Reading Education, Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading, Literacy and/or Language Arts concentration, or other closely related field by appointment date.

Required Related Experience:
Three years of successful teaching experience in a public or private elementary and/or middle school setting.

Required License/Registration/Certification:
Teaching license/endorsement or eligible for a license/endorsement as a reading specialist, literacy coach, or other literacy/reading speciality designation

Other Desirable:
Applicants who possess the following will receive special consideration:

Record of excellence in teaching in higher education;
Successful experience mentoring pre-service teacher candidates and/or practicing teachers;
Demonstrated partnership efforts with elementary and/or middle schools;
Expertise in evidence-based literacy instruction and tiered interventions;
Evidence of a commitment to work with diverse educational settings.

Salary and Benefits:
Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
  • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Sick leave

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to include a statement of Teaching Philosophy, their Research Statement or Creative Activities as appropriate to the discipline, their Curriculum Vitae, and Cover Letter at the time of online application.If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Robyn Ridgley at Robyn.Ridgley@mtsu.edu.

Additional Information:
If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters of recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at www.mtsu.edu/police/annual-security-report.php or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information:
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.