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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor for the MSED Literacy Program

The MSED in Literacy program in the School of Education at St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a new tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning fall 2019. The selected candidate will serve as Program Director. S/he will be responsible for curriculum and program development and implementation, candidate and program assessment, graduate course instruction, program admission, and student advising within the MSED in Literacy program. S/he will be expected to teach, engage in scholarship and publication, promote an active research agenda, and participate in service within the School of Education, University, surrounding school districts, and larger community. S/he will be expected to build and strengthen collaborative partnerships within and outside of the University. Active involvement in state, regional, and/or national professional associations will also be strongly encouraged.

An applicant for the position must possess an earned doctorate in reading/literacy education or a closely related area. It is preferred that the candidate possess at least three to six years of P-12 literacy-teaching experience and college or university teaching experience. S/he should be familiar with culturally-relevant pedagogy and practice and have worked with a broad range of diverse populations. S/he must have a working knowledge of national and professional standards and trends in literacy instruction, as well as demonstrated training and experience with reading diagnostics and remediation, course and program assessment, and accreditation. Expertise and experience in two or more of the following areas is expected: Second language acquisition and learning, early childhood or adolescent literacy culturally-relevant literacy instruction, and clinical supervision. Determination of ranking at the Assistant or Associate Professor level will be based upon the candidate’s prior educational background, professional experience, research and publications, and service.

The successful candidate will also be committed to the mission of the University. S/he will promote the Franciscan values of discovery, community, and individual worth.

The applicant’s cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three professional references and a sample of scholarly work should be mailed electronically to Dr. Lisa C. Buenaventura, Dean of the School of Education, at lbuenave@sbu.edu

About the University
Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We are committed to the constant pursuit of distinction in our undergraduate and graduate programs, our innovative liberal arts core and all of our courses of study.

At St. Bonaventure University, we come to know our students on an individual basis and become their mentors. We strive to bring out the best in every individual. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers as well as in their personal lives. True to our Franciscan heritage, we encourage students to manifest our values through lives of citizenship and service.

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.