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General Statement of Duties:
The Education Department invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track, assistant professor position. Appointment at
the rank of assistant professor is anticipated, but higher rank may
be considered for suitably qualified candidates. Requires the
ability to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
reading and related literacy skills implemented in classrooms and
in remedial and clinical settings. The candidate should have
expertise in the identification, assessment, and treatment of
reading and language difficulties, including dyslexia.
Further the candidate should be competent to address
scientifically-based and clinically-proven practices in reading for
all students, including those with reading or language
disabilities. Requires a doctorate in Reading or Language
Disabilities along with knowledge in pedagogy and curriculum
adaptations for students with reading or language disabilities and
Special Education expertise and/or experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses both on campus and
online (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year)
and preparation for classroom instruction.
- Instructional responsibilities include courses in
scientifically-based and clinically-proven practices in reading
instruction for all students, including the assessment of reading,
language development, and the treatment of reading and language
- Supervising field and clinical experiences on or off
- Undergraduate and graduate student assistance including
- Participate in curriculum review and development, program
reviews and student outcomes assessment. Includes activities
related to accreditation by the Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and other governing
- Attend university functions, including commencement;
convocation; and faculty, committee, and departmental
- Participate in scheduled orientation and registration
- Utilization of technology in teaching, including university
student monitoring and data systems.
- Providing service to the department, university, and the
- Coordinate with off-campus and extended campus partners.
- Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, and online
undergraduate and graduate courses.
- The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in
Reading/Language Disabilities along with knowledge and experience
in the specialization of reading pedagogy, language development and
disabilities, and informal and formal assessment of students with
and without disabilities.
- Additional expertise in digital literacy and experience in
public school teaching. Expertise in the area of all aspects
of teaching students who have language and reading disabilities,
including differentiating and research-based
- Established record of scholarly work and active participation
in professional organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student
- Experience developing curriculum and course material inclusive
of underrepresented groups is preferred.
- Evidence of serving, and/or research related to
diverse, multi-cultural populations is also
- Ability to teach courses related to application of assessment
results to classroom settings is preferred.
- Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in