Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
This position is eligible for full benefits.
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The Moravian College Education Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in literacy with a focus on PK-4 reading, beginning the Fall Term 2018. Members of the Moravian College Education Department view and carry out their work in the context of the College’s liberal arts ethos.
Successful candidates will have opportunities to teach additional undergraduate courses in middle level and secondary literacy education. Candidates with experience, knowledge, and coursework in the area of educational technology and who can also teach courses that prepare all teacher education candidates effectively to employ the use of technology are preferred.
Candidates must be ready to share in the work of a thriving Education Department engaged in processes of both growth and redesign. Other instructional opportunities exist, including the teaching of foundations, educational technology, and adolescent psychology. The undergraduate program offers certificates in early childhood education (PreK-Grade 4), middle level education (Grades 4-8), most areas in secondary education (Grades 7-12), as well as certification in the PreK-12 areas of art, music, and world language.
Opportunities to teach in other undergraduate areas in support of the liberal arts curriculum,
as well as within the graduate education program, are also available. In addition to awarding the Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees, the graduate education program offers certification for principals, supervisors of curriculum and instruction, reading specialists, ESL teachers, and special educators.
Qualified applicants must have a record of at least three years of successful child-centered, public school teaching and hold an appropriate doctorate degree. ABD considered. In addition, successful candidates must demonstrate a genuine desire to participate fully in a liberal arts environment and be committed first to teaching and next to scholarship and service.
Complete applications will be considered beginning October 15, 2017 and continue until appointments are made. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference in a digital Microsoft Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should state “Attn Education Department Literacy Applicant.” Materials not available in Word format should be sent to Dr. Joseph Shosh, Chair, PPHAC 327, Education Department, Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650.
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Founded in 1742, Moravian College is the sixth-oldest college in the country. Moravian is a private coeducational liberal arts college that is located in historic Bethlehem, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Moravian is composed of a traditional undergraduate program, graduate, professional, and adult completion programs, and Moravian Theological Seminary.
Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced.
The College encourages individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE