Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Literacy Education faculty position in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, beginning August 1, 2022. 


Responsibilities Include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate literacy education courses, and other related courses as needed
  • Modeling effective teaching practices
  • Service to the department, college, university, community, and profession
  • Maintaining an active research and scholarship agenda

Other responsibilities that might be included:

  • Program development expectations
  • Student recruitment
  • Dissertation/thesis supervision
  • Clinical supervision
  • Mentoring
  • Working with a diverse community


Required Qualifications Include:

  • An earned doctorate in literacy, reading, elementary education, or curriculum and instruction with 18 hours in literacy/reading, or the foreign equivalent
  • At least three years of teaching experience in PK to grade 5
  • Evidence of a commitment to working in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration
  • Expertise with evidence-based literacy strategies and multiple literacies/new literacies
  • Experience and expertise with instruction and intervention for dyslexia and reading achievement in various contexts
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of Universal Design for Learning practices
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct scholarly activity


Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Experience teaching PK-5 in diverse settings
  • Experience with teaching research-based, culturally responsive literacy strategies at the university level
  • Evidence of teaching online or hybrid courses
  • A strong commitment to inclusive teaching practices
  • Evidence of scholarship/creative activities in diverse settings
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and ethnically diverse community



For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.


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