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The Department of Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Reading and Educational Technology at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for a full-time tenure track reading faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2013.
This position exists to teach the equivalent of 12 semester hours of courses, day and/or evening classes, in reading/literacy in a pre-service teacher preparation program. Must advise, work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of students from a diverse urban population. Courses may include primary, intermediate, or secondary reading/literacy foundations, assessment and instructional decision-making. Additional responsibilities include university/community service and on-going professional development. We are seeking a candidate who is willing to collaborate with colleagues and school personnel in supervision of clinical experiences and/or student teachers in the field, possess a desire to work with a diverse student body including but not limited to, working adults, women and students of color to increase student retention and success. Other responsibilities include participation in Professional Development Schools, involvement in course and program development activities, committee service, and student advising. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse P-12 student population.
Teaching: Teaching involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes preparing for courses assigned, assessing student progress, conducting curricular review, curricular development, and program review, including the use of new technology, as appropriate. Advising: Advising involves activities specifically directed to assist the student in choosing career options, choosing a degree program, successfully completing his or her degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and keeping informed of University policies. Scholarly Activities: Scholarly Activities engage in a process which includes activities that bring enrichment to the faculty member and the profession and results in new material that can be presented to students, as well as new skills which benefit the University community and are related to the faculty member’s assigned responsibilities. It may include investigative work or basic research; infusion of isolated facts with meaning and perspective; making connections across disciplines; placing the specialized in broad context; making knowledge broadly accessible; the solving of problems through the use of scholarly expertise, pedagogical research, creative exploration and production; and methods for the transformation and extension of knowledge, so long as such activities enhance the faculty member’s teaching and/or the faculty member’s ability to perform his or her assigned responsibilities. Service: Service involves contributions to the improvement of the welfare of the University at any level, and typically unpaid public service to the community or professional organizations that benefit the University.
An earned doctorate in Educational Studies with reading/literacy emphasis, demonstrated effectiveness in academic instruction and clinical supervision of licensure students in university teacher preparation programs, a minimum of three years of grades P-12 teaching experience, demonstrated ability and preparation to teach effectively to a diverse student population and willingness to collaborate in school partnerships. The preferred candidate will have documented expertise in the area of teaching reading/literacy development; demonstrated technology expertise in such areas as instructional use in the classroom, or online teaching. Evidence of working in urban school settings.
In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com
In order for your file to be considered complete and forwarded to the committee for review, you must submit: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of application addressing the job duties, required qualification and preferred qualifications, 3) unofficial copies of transcripts, 4) three (3) CURRENT letters of professional recommendation.
If you are unable to submit copies of transcripts at time of application, and for all Lettters of Recommendation, please submit to:
Reading Tenure Track search
Department of Teacher Education
Metropolitan State University of Denver
P.O. Box 173362 Cb 21
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Please contact the department at 303-556-6228 for the appropriate e-mail address to send letters of recommendation.
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