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Assistant Professor of Education

Elon University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Education

The School of Education at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education position specializing in reading/literacy education, beginning August 2022.  

Elon University’s School of Education is committed to supporting the development of teachers of reading/literacy grounded in equity and access. We seek candidates with a commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in teaching reading and literacy-related content.  Candidates contributing to the climate of diversity, equity and inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. 

The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teacher preparation programs and Elon’s General Studies (CORE) Curriculum, with possible teaching opportunities in the master’s program in education. Responsibilities include teaching K-8 reading/literacy content, children’s literature, English language arts methods and related courses, as well as collaborating with public school partners for practicum and student teacher supervision. Additional responsibilities include student advising and undergraduate research mentorship, service to the department, university, and profession. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a record of, or potential for, scholarly activity, including professional publications and presentations. 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. (ABD considered with completion by starting date) from an appropriately accredited institution in reading education, curriculum and instruction, literacy education, literacy studies, teacher education and development, or related field.


  • Successful experience as a practicing teacher in K- 12 schools, for reading/literacy, reading specialist/ interventionist, literacy coach or related area.


  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, mentoring and/or advising that contributes to an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


  • Record of, or potential for scholarly research commensurate with rank.


Preferred Qualifications

Successful experience teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate courses.


  • Experience teaching online courses and/or demonstrated competency using web teaching technologies.


  • Supervision of clinical field experiences in K-12 schools.


  • Knowledge and/or experience in mentoring of the edTPA assessment process.


About the University:

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus.  The university has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, emphasizing strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation. Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and across the country.

Elon is ranked among the top 100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service-learning.

To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at


To Apply:

Please send (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information, including email, for three references and (4) unofficial transcripts to:

Please combine all documents into a single attachment for upload. 

Review of candidates will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled.  

Dr. Joan Barnatt

c/o Debbie Perry, Program Assistant

School of Education

Campus Box 2105

Elon University

Elon, NC 27244

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Confirmation of eligibility to teach in the United States should be addressed in the cover letter. Elon University complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal law requires proper identification of identity and employability prior to final consideration for this position. Credentials will be verified.

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