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Assistant Professor of Education

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Education

About Susquehanna:
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships, expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program, leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life.

The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant opportunities for learning and discovery.

Position Summary:
The Education Department at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus in early literacy and educational psychology to start in August 2024. Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates is essential, as is ongoing scholarly productivity and institutional service. Evidence of a strong commitment to pedagogies that foster diversity and inclusion is required.Responsibilities will include teaching literacy and child development courses and supervising student teachers in pre-K - 4th grade placements. Additional responsibilities may include teaching introductory education courses and graduate courses. The new faculty member will advise education students, serve on university committees, and engage in scholarly and professional activities. The course load is 3 courses per semester.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in literacy, curriculum and instruction, or a related field. Also required is teaching experience in pre-k - 4th grade school contexts. ABD will be considered, but completion of the degree is required by August 2024.

Preferred Qualifications:
Highly desirable are 3 or more years of teaching experience in early childhood or elementary education and university teaching.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching objectives, a statement of research interests, a statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the interim department head, Dr. Valerie Allison ( Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 11/07/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00171

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