Overview

MTSU’s University College, Department of University Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor rank (#136180) to teach Reading. Start date for the position is August 1, 2018.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach a full load of reading sections per semester; participate in departmental, college and campus meetings and committees; maintain regular office hours; participate in assessment of learning and curriculum development; and participate in professional development activities. Candidate should also be available to teach evening classes if needed.

The successful candidate is expected to possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques for teaching.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, internet resources, and MS Office Software.
  • Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students in the field of study.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact professionally with students, other educators, educational institution representatives, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Ability and willingness to learn all software specific to Middle Tennessee State University that is required to perform duties.

Required Education:
Doctoral degree in Reading or Literacy Studies or closely related field with at least 18 graduate hours in reading from an accredited college or university expected. ABD close to completion considered. Candidate may be hired with the ABD with the understanding that degree completion will take place no later than one year from date of hire.Other Desirable:
Candidates who possess at least 2 years full-time teaching experience in higher education will receive special consideration.

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. Marva Lucas at Marva.Lucas@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.