Assistant Professor Tenure Track Literacy

University of Indianapolis
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 24, 2022
Job Description

The University of Indianapolis invites applications for an Assistant Professor Tenure Track position in K-6 Literacy Education. This position begins in the 2023-2024 school year. Candidates of diverse and minority backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

The successful applicant will have strong knowledge and understanding of foundational reading research and instructional practices, be willing to teach integrated literacy, supervise undergraduate students in field experiences (clinical course-related and possible 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.

Preference will be given to individuals who have the following characteristics:
  • Reading specialist or Language Arts/Reading teacher
  • Experience teaching in a linguistically and culturally diverse K-6 school
  • Knowledge about Makerspace pedagogy and learning technologies
  • Experience infusing literacy into elementary education STEM programs
  • Understanding of working with children with reading difficulties or disabilities
  • Experience teaching in hybrid and online environments and at the university level
  • Experience with teaching, research, and service at the university level
  • Teaches integrated literacy
  • Supervises undergraduate students in field experiences (clinical course-related and possible student teaching)
  • Mentors undergraduate students through their program's progression
  • Doctorate in Education (or ABD) required; preferred Literacy with a strong emphasis in Elementary Literacy, particularly with linguistically and culturally diverse students
  • Expertise in literacy learning and instruction, including a variety of theoretical perspectives and instructional practices
  • Experience working in K-6 schools, preferably in urban settings, for three or more years
  • Knowledge in integrating technology, transdisciplinary teaching, and problem-based learning
  • Evidence of excellent communication and collaboration skills particularly working with groups such as faculty, university students, K-12 partners, K-6 students, and community partners
Company Description

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.

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  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Retirement Savings Plan - 403B
  • Employee Discounts & Services
  • Free Parking
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center
For more information about the benefits of being a staff member at UIndy, visit our Benefits site.

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