Assistant Professor of Elementary Literacy and Language Aquisition - Nevada State College in Henderson Nevada

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Nevada State College

Henderson , Nevada 89002

United States
(2009000346 )

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Nevada State College is the first and only four year institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of diverse and largely under-served population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, NSC emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners o the campus. Enrollment has grown from 176 students in 2002 to over 3400 students in fall 2012.

The School of Education is one of three schools at the college including the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing. The mission of the School of Education is to prepare highly qualified, culturally responsive professionals. We accomplish this through effective pedagogy, state of the art technology, clinical experiences, scholarly inquiry, and community partnerships.  Our graduates will be critical thinkers who contribute to a global, democratic society.  The School of Education houses programs in Bilingual Education, TESL, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education and Speech Pathology.  All programs lead to Nevada Department of Education licensure.  All of the degree programs adhere to critical national and regional standards.

The School of Education partners with Clark County School District (CCSD) which is the fifth largest school district in the United States to prepare teachers in methods that promote academic success among the 53,000 English learners, 88% of whom speak Spanish. CCSD has a continuum of English learner programs including eight dual language schools.<BR>
Living in Las Vegas is a unique experience, one filled with excitement, pleasant weather all year (except for very hot but dry summer months), affordable housing, no state income tax, exceptional restaurants and entertainment, cultural events, and some of the best outdoor activities in the west. Las Vegas is only a few hours away from Mammoth Lakes, Lake Powell, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Colorado Springs, the Grand Canyon, Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Arches National Park.

Core Responsibilities:
Nevada State College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Elementary Education with an emphasis in Literacy and one or more of the following: Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual, and/or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), to begin Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. The candidate will teach undergraduate courses in elementary literacy, bilingual and TESL education. Additional faculty duties include working in partnership schools, participating in program and curriculum development including evaluation, supervising students in the field, providing mentoring and support for adjunct faculty, participating in committees, engaging in scholarly work, and advising students. The candidate will have oversight duties of the Elementary Education programs in the School.

Candidates for the position should have an understanding of contemporary theories, models, and best practices associated with literacy and language acquisition as well as be able to use technology for effective student learning. A strong knowledge base of language, literacy, and second language acquisition (Spanish/English) coupled with the ability to prepare educators in how to teach content while facilitating language and literacy acquisition in two languages is critical.<BR>
Review of applications will begin April 12, 2013.

Salary Range:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Earned doctorate in literacy with emphasis in language and culture or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
- Three years K-8 teaching experience in elementary education, bilingual education and/or TESL.
- Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in areas of literacy, culture, and language.
- Interest in partnering with and teaching college courses in the K-12 schools
- Excellent interpersonal skills<LI>Successful experience teaching in higher education.

Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of due diligence background check and verification of credentials.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to prepare and teach a variety of courses leading to state licensure/certification in bilingual education and TESL.
- Fluency in two or more languages, both language and literacy (Spanish/English).
- Successful experience utilizing a variety of technologies in education to promote student success.
- Record of scholarly work.
- Experience in applying for, receiving, and administering grant funded programs.
- Interest in developing and working with international programs for students.
- Active membership in professional associations concerned with literacy, language, and culture.

Special Instructions:
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Online applications are required. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy and the contact information for three professional references who may be contacted.

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Education
  • Education
  • Assitant Professor
  • Literacy
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 3 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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