Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Nov 18 2020 Job Description:
The literacy program at WKU is responsible for the overall leadership, administration and operation of undergraduate and graduate programs in literacy education. Literacy education faculty members work collaboratively to maintain the rigor of the programs and foster community engagement to provide students with opportunities to have an impact in their communities while they are students. The literacy education program (School of Teacher Education) in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Pedagogical Assistant Professor.
Teach courses in literacy at the undergraduate/graduate level
Provide effective supervision of field experiences
Assist with clinical services provided through the WKU Center for Literacy
Work collaboratively and assist WKU literacy faculty and the day-to-day operations of the Center for Literacy
Serve on university, college and program committees
Demonstrate an active commitment to faculty, staff, and student diversity within the literacy program
Serve as faculty advisor to undergraduate students
Support student retention efforts
A PhD in literacy or in a related discipline (with substantial content in literacy) from a regionally accredited institution OR a master's degree in literacy from a regionally accredited institution plus three years of experience in teaching literacy at the college level
Minimum of two years K-12 teaching experience
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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