Assistant Professor of Reading/Language Arts
Position Overview: The School of Education & Social Policy is seeking an Assistant Professor, tenure track, to teach content, pedagogical and assessment strategies for effective literacy instruction based upon the guidelines in the Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework starting in the Fall 2018. The successful candidate should have elementary teaching experience, and have successfully taught at the post-secondary level. Coursework focuses on preparing early childhood, elementary education, secondary, and moderate disabilities candidates to be effective literacy teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Topics for teaching include techniques for fostering emergent literacy and factors that put children at risk for literacy development.
Qualified applicants should have successful experience in undergraduate teaching, scholarship, advising, supervision of field experiences, and development of new courses and programs. Experience with hybrid and online teaching is desirable. Doctoral candidates, who will complete a doctoral degree in 2017 or 2018, will be considered.
To Apply: Deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Applications should be submitted by this date in order to be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and screening will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy, and current CV. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Additional application materials such as reference letters, course syllabi, student evaluations, and samples of scholarly work will be requested from semi-final candidates. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Anne Gatling, Associate Professor, Education and Community Studies Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An increasingly diverse population is served by Merrimack College. In keeping with our core value to build a community of teacher-scholars who welcome and respect a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives, we are actively seeking to recruit and retain faculty whose teaching, research, and/or service has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. As such, we encourage candidates to describe in their application how their teaching, research, and service contribute to diverse communities.
Merrimack College is a selective, independent four-year, residential Catholic college offering liberal arts, business, science and engineering, health science, and education programs. Merrimack ‘s distinguished faculty members teach a talented student body in a learning environment vigorously committed to the transforming values and benefits of the liberal arts. In the Augustinian tradition, Merrimack’s community embraces scholarship, service to others, and provides students with opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and ethically. Merrimack College enrolls over 4000 students and is located 20 miles north of Boston. More information on the School of Education & Social Policy can be found at http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/education/
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.