Clinical Assistant Professor, Reading and Literacy Education - School of Education
Location: Duquesne University, New York
Internal Number: 133420
The Department of Instruction & Leadership in Education in Duquesne University's School of Education is seeking to fill a Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education with a focus in Adolescent Literacy. The non-tenure-track, nine-month appointment will begin on August 12, 2024. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ABOUT DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
The School of Education at Duquesne University has a rich history of preparing educational leaders for more than 90 years and is currently home to diverse undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs for educators, including teachers, school counselors and psychologists, administrators, and academics. The School of Education's faculty share a distinct identity manifested through educational leadership, scholarship for schools, and a Spiritan tradition of caring.
Within the School of Education, the Department of Instruction & Leadership in Education, provides coursework that supports the PrK-4, Middle-Level and Secondary Leading Teacher Program. The Reading and Literacy Education (RLE) program in particular provides coursework integral to the pedagogy of reading, literacy, and English language arts education for grades PK-12 for both preservice and in-service teachers.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy Education with a focus in Adolescent Literacy will teach courses across the middle-level and secondary Leading Teaching Program as well as in the Reading and Literacy Education graduate program; courses may include Teaching Secondary English, Content Area Reading, Adolescent Literature, Introduction to Literacy Theories, etc.. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in service to the department, school, university, and profession; work collaboratively with an interdepartmental working group on teacher education course and curriculum development; and bring expertise and experiences that complement those of the existing team of faculty in the department.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Reading Education or Literacy Education with knowledge and expertise in adolescent literacy practices.
At least 3 years of teaching experience in middle or high schools (grades 6-12) in the U.S. is preferred.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes commitment to the University's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University's Mission. Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. We request that candidates submit a CV; a cover letter (maximum 1,500 words) that speaks to their relevant professional and academic experiences, philosophy of teaching, and how they make connections to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching practices; and the name and contact information for three professional references. While the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to applications submitted by October 31, 2023. Questions may be directed to Dr. Carla Meyer, Director, Reading and Literacy Education, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applicants from members of underrepresented groups, and support dual-career couples.
Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.