Graduate School Faculty Instructor & Advisor: Reading and Literacy Programs
Bank Street College of Education
Internal Number: 1353
Graduate School Faculty Position: Reading and Literacy Programs
Start date: September 1, 2023
Salary: with doctorate--$88,000; with masters--$85,500 for 10 months
About Bank Street
Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The College is a teaching institution with a deep commitment to cultivating teachers’ practice in schools with children. The master's programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and application of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation.
This is a full time, 10-month faculty position for an instructor and advisor in the Reading and Literacy Programs. 60% of the position is course teaching, which is equivalent to approximately four courses spread over the fall, spring, summer I and/or summer II semesters. The advisor role is 40% of the position.
Candidates must have a depth of experience in the field of both classroom teaching, a range of approaches to literacy intervention, ideally in public school settings, as well as demonstrated depth of knowledge and experience with progressive pedagogies. Candidates should have a deep understanding of and experience with typically developing children, as well as children with learning disabilities and children with diverse linguistic backgrounds.
Bank Street College is not a tenure-granting institution, nor does it have traditional professorial ranks. The position is eligible for a renewable 3-year contract pending a review period.
We are looking for expertise across at least three of the following content areas for course instruction:
The teaching of reading and writing, theory and instructional practices, grades K-6.
Reading and writing instruction for children with language and learning variations, theory and instructional practices.
Assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation of linguistically diverse children with disabilities, including dyslexia.
Language acquisition and development, inclusive of second language acquisition.
Observation and recording of children.
Supervised Fieldwork Responsibilities
The work of a fieldwork advisor includes but is not limited to:
Observing 8-9 advisees approximately three times per semester in their placements and conducting three-way meetings with each student and their mentor teacher.
Convening and facilitating regular one-on-one meetings with each advisee to support the development of practice through reflective supervision.
Facilitating weekly, 2-hour conference group meetings during the fall and spring semesters.
Providing academic and certification guidance in accordance with degree requirements and College policy.
All full-time faculty must engage in service to the community through:
Participation in regular program, department and divisional meetings
Mentoring graduate students on their integrative master’s projects
This position is based in our Manhattan campus but requires flexibility to teach and/or advise online and at locations in other boroughs.
Doctorate in literacy, special education, or related field preferred
Masters degree in literacy, special education, or related field required
5 or more years of teaching and clinical experience with children
Experience teaching in public schools preferred
Experience teaching in higher education
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to principles of racial equity, social justice, and public schooling.
All faculty must be fully vaccinated from COVID unless they have an approved religious or medical exemption.
Filling position is dependent on enrollment.
Research shows that people belonging to structurally marginalized groups often only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. As no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply if you feel that most of the above qualifications reflect your experience and expertise.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.