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Assistant Professor Literacy Education - Faculty Position (11142)  

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  • Current Active SU Employees, please login to GullNet and click "Careers at SU."
  • All others, please click Apply Online.
  • See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for help.

The Department of Teacher Education at Salisbury University is accepting applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Literacy Education.

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach online, hybrid and on campus graduate and undergraduate courses within the Ed.D. and Teacher Education programs. Participate in curriculum planning, development and implementation of the Ed.D. program. Advise graduate and undergraduate students in the Departments of Teacher Education and Education Specialties. Assist with internship coordination and supervision. Conduct on-going research in area of expertise and disseminate findings. Engage in scholarly and interdisciplinary activities including publications, presentations, professional development, and community service. Participate in service activities at University, School and Department levels. Actively participate in shared governance.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D., Ed.D. or ABD in a literacy-related discipline. If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed before date of hire. Three years’ classroom teaching experience in pre-k-8 setting.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in sociocultural perspectives on literacy and/or content area literacy. Knowledge and experience using diverse instructional methods and new technologies including online, hybrid and distance learning. Experience with teaching Elementary or Early Childhood Education courses and/or research methods. Experience with undergraduate and/or doctoral student advising. Evidence of grant writing and ability to obtain external funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Record of scholarly/research accomplishments in literacy education. Ability to successfully interact harmoniously with colleagues, staff and students within a multicultural environment.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1). A letter of interest describing teaching experience and teaching approach, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statements of research and teaching interests, 2). curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. All other documents applicants desire to provide must be attached to the application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail. For questions about the position, please contact the search chair: Dr. Judith Franzak, Director, Ed.D. Program in Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy, Department of Education Specialties at or 410-677-0238.

Applications submitted by October 15, 2014 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 20, 2015.

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University (SU) is a selective undergraduate institution and one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

Staff (non-academic) and Faculty Positions:

Salisbury University utilizes an Online Employment Application System. As indicated by Job Opening, interested applicants MUST apply for certain designated positions via this online system.

  • Current active employees, please login to GullNet and click on the “Careers at SU” link in the left-hand navigation bar.
  • All other applicants including former employees or employees in between contracts (e.g., PTNTT Faculty and Contingent/contractual employees on Summer or Winter break), please click the Apply Online link.

Note: Applicants interested in obtaining a Faculty position and plan to utilize an Online Credential Service Provider (Interfolio, EPCS, etc.), please follow the instructions in the online system and in the job posting/job advertisement.

See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for more information and instructions.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. 410-543-6426.