Assistant Professor of Education
The School of Education at Elon University invites applications
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education
in reading/literacy education, beginning
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.
- 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
- 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
Successful experience teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate
- 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
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
Please send (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum
vitae, (3) names and contact information, including email, for
three references and (4) unofficial transcripts
Please combine all documents into a single attachment for
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, 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.