Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
Rowan University is a public research university, with a Carnegie moderate research activity rating. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
The College of Education has approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four departments. The College has 9 Professional Development Schools and recently launched the Center for Access, Success, and Equity (CASE), which houses the PhD in Education. The College of Education provides direct services and supports to the Rowan University Community and the broader community through the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, Special Education Assessment Center, and Reading Clinic.
The department offers an undergraduate Literacy Studies major for both early childhood education and elementary education, as well as an endorsement in reading for early and elementary childhood majors. Post-baccalaureate programs include Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement and the Teacher of Reading Endorsement. We offer Masters degree programs in Reading Education, Urban Education and a specialization in the PhD in Education program. We also offer Certificates of Graduate Studies in Reading, English as a Second Language, and Urban Education.
The Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Education is seeking a high quality candidate with skills aligned to the College’s commitment to addressing issues of access, success, and equity in P-20 education.
Duties include the equivalent of twelve semester hours of undergraduate and graduate courses, in-person and online, in literacy education for prospective K-12 classroom teachers or reading specialists, with an emphasis on teaching in a new collaborative undergraduate major in literacy studies. In addition, the position will also include clinic responsibilities including day-to-day management of the reading clinic with primary duties in the areas of administration, outreach, training and evaluation.
This is a full-time, non-tenure track, three-year position(renewable). The successful candidate will be expected to participate in department and college committees and activities.
A Master Degree or terminal degree (ED.D/Ph.D) in Literacy Education or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education
A minimum of three years of public school successful teaching
Reading Specialist certification OR graduate courses in diagnosis and corrections of reading difficulties
Clinical experience with children who have reading difficulties
Demonstrated excellence in teaching and service in education in the areas of literacy and reading education
Experience in assessing and teaching students with diverse backgrounds
Willingness to teach both face-to-face and online formats in higher education
Demonstrated experience in field supervision
Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education
Starting Date: September 1, 2018
Contact: Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Valarie Lee
The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.
Submit letter of application with teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must include each of these documents at the time of submission.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Internal Number: 492642
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.