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Assistant Professor - Literacy

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Budget Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (10 MONTHS) Campus Title Assistant Professor - Literacy School/Division Academic Affairs, Division of Department Literacy Faculty Sub-Type FT Faculty Salary Level A5 Salary Range Upper 50s Position Effort Full-Time If Part-Time, enter FTE: Is this a temporary position? No If Temporary, enter End Date: Position Summary
SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Literacy Department offers a graduate degree program in Literacy Education (M.S. Ed.) leading to literacy specialist certification B-6 and 5-12 in one fully-online program. Coursework, early field experiences with students and in-service teachers, and literacy practicum combine to provide candidates the skillful knowledge and experience to work as specialized literacy professionals. The program is ILA accredited. Additionally, the department collaborates with The Early Childhood/Childhood Education Department, The Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, in the School of Education, and Adolescence Education Programs, in the School of Arts and Sciences, to offer literacy coursework for their majors. Major Responsibilities
Prepare and teach undergraduate and graduate literacy courses in both the face-to-face and on-line environments within the following areas of specialization: evidence based literacy instruction; methods of literacy instruction for special populations including English Language Learners, students with disabilities, and those at-risk for literacy difficulties; methods of literacy assessment; assessment and instruction of writing; literacy policy; digital literacy; and the theoretical models and processes of literacy instruction.
Provide service to the department, school, college, community, and profession.
Engage in and maintain an active and productive research agenda.
Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills necessary for working collaboratively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

JOB REQUIREMENTS : We have particular interest in scholars who specialize in culturally responsive literacy instruction, writing instruction and assessment, literacy instruction at the elementary and/or secondary level including ESL, and theoretical models and processes of literacy instruction. Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the academic department chair and school dean.
  • Member of Literacy Department faculty in the School of Education.
Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. ( ABD may be considered with a definite finish date confirmed by letter from the dissertation chair) in Literacy Education or a related field)
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Supervision and/or teaching experience related to addressing the literacy needs of all children, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least three years teaching experience in P-12 schools including the teaching of reading
  • Evidence of experience working on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Clinical experience with children who have reading difficulties
  • Evidence that demonstrates operational knowledge and use of effective instructional practices at all levels of teaching
  • Experience with on-line teaching and learning
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with colleagues and P-12 teachers to promote literacy education
  • Evidence of engagement in professional leadership activities
EEO Statement
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University. Job Close Date
Posting Number F21031 Review Start Date 09/20/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
Optional Documents

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