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Assistant or Associate Professor of Literacy

Employer
Western Kentucky University
Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,567 students (29% first generation, 17% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,600 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. Our population is ethnically diverse, with more than 85 languages spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.

 


Job Description:

The literacy program at Western Kentucky University is responsible for the overall leadership and operation of undergraduate and graduate programs in literacy education. Literacy education faculty members work collaboratively to maintain the rigor of the programs and foster community engagement to provide teacher candidates with opportunities to have an impact in their communities while they are students. The literacy education program in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track eligible Assistant Professor of Literacy Education faculty position in the School of Teacher Education beginning fall semester of 2022.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching courses in literacy at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Modeling effective teaching practices
  • Displaying a knowledge of literacy as both an art and a science
  • Providing effective supervision of field experiences
  • Demonstrating an active commitment to faculty, staff, and student diversity within the literacy program
  • Serving on university, college, and program committees
  • Serving as faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supporting student recruitment and retention efforts
  • Utilize alternative methods of delivery or web-based instruction or strong desire to gain experience with alternative methods of delivery
  • Maintain an active research and scholarship agenda with potential for attracting external funding

 


Requirements:

  • An earned doctorate in literacy
  • A minimum of three years of P-12 teaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching, outreach, and service at the university level

 


Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at deborah.wilkins@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.

Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php

 


Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by January 3, 2022, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - 2 page limit
  • Research Agenda (completed/planned) - 2 page limit

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

For more information, please contact the search chair, Dr. Kandy Smith at kandy.smith@wku.edu

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

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