Tenure Track Position in the Department of Education, with Expertise in Literacy

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 85 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students, qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.


Illinois College Education Department invites applications for a specialist in Literacy for an open-rank tenure-track position beginning in Fall, 2018. We seek a creative person prepared to help the Department continue to integrate literacy throughout the undergraduate teacher preparation program. Preference will be given to candidates with ELL experience.

Essential Functions

The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. Additional responsibilities may also be included if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position responsibilities.

  • work with nine licensure programs for entry-level teacher candidates
  • assist department and content area faculty with the integration of literacy throughout the disciplines
  • supervise or work with student teachers and support them through the edTPA submission process
  • develop a research scholarship program that is of value to disciplinary or interdisciplinary peers
  • service to the college and professional community
  • maintain and expand strong integration with the local community
  • involve students in faculty-student collaboration, using research and teaching to interest them in the scholarship of teaching.

Essential Qualifications

  • an earned doctorate (or evidence of a date to defend their dissertation) in education or a related field by May, 2018
  • teaching experience in undergraduate and K-12 contexts
  • considerable expertise in literacy

Application Submissions should include the following:

  • a letter of application
  • a C.V.
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching philosophy, syllabi, course evaluations)
  • undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • a statement of research philosophy
  • three letters of reference

Direct submissions to the Office of Academic Affairs, Attn: Jaime Klein, Chair of the Education Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send materials in PDF format to deansearch@ic.edu.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2017. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.