Visiting Assistant Professor in K-6 Literacy Education

University of Indianapolis
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 31, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology & Design, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.


The University of Indianapolis invites applications for a visiting position as an Assistant Professor in K-6 Literacy Education. This is a one year, full-time 10-month appointment in the School of Education for the 2021-2022 school year only.

The School of Education is known for its strong reputation for producing great teachers and partnering with nearby innovative schools and districts. The recent launch of a cutting-edge interdisciplinary Elementary Education STEM program garners national attention for its innovative approach to preparing transformational teachers and teacher leaders.

Required qualifications include an earned Doctorate in Education (ABD or Master's will be considered). Preference will be given to individuals with a Doctorate in Literacy; in addition to experience teaching in an Elementary building is required.

The successful applicant will teach integrated literacy, supervise undergraduate students in field experiences (clinical course-related and student teaching), and mentor undergraduate students through their program’s progression. The successful applicant must be willing to teach courses on campus, in clinical settings, and in online environments and to teach occasional evenings as needed.

This position is highly collaborative thus, the successful applicant will engage with faculty, students, and school and community partners in a manner that highlights creativity, collegiality, and innovation. An active scholarly research agenda, including publications and presentations, will be encouraged.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by the end of the day on August 4, 2021.

  • Teach integrated literacy
  • Supervise undergraduate students in field experiences
  • Mentor undergraduate students through their program’s progression
  • Doctorate in Education (ABD or Master's will be considered) required; preferred Literacy, with a strong emphasis in Elementary Literacy
  • Ability to engage with faculty, students, and school and community partners in a manner that highlights creativity, collegiality, and innovation
  • Knowledge in integrating technology, transdisciplinary teaching, and problem-based learning
  • Experiences working in K-6 schools, preferably in urban settings for three or more years
  • Expertise in literacy instruction
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Free Parking

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