This position is a tenure-track Literacy Educator position for undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities include teaching literacy methods courses for initial teacher licensure programs at elementary, middle grade, and secondary levels, and preparing teacher candidates for state licensure exams in reading. Responsibilities will also include teaching graduate level online literacy courses as part of the Master in Education, Literacy concentration, as well as the Ohio Literacy Endorsement. Courses are offered in the daytime and evening, and in synchronous and asynchronous online format, as well as face to face.
The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in literacy or related field (earned by the time of appointment), a minimum of 3 years experience teaching reading in K-12 schools, and a grasp of the underlying principles of the Science of Reading, Ohio’s literacy framework for K-12 schools. Additional experiences in literacy education (e.g., literacy coaching, college level teaching in literacy, or Literacy Collaborative) are preferred.
Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner. Communicates with students, departments and university officials via university provided tools and resources.
Youngstown State University—an urban research university—emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.
The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.
Terminal degree in literacy or a related field (earned by the time of appointment). At least three years of experience teaching reading in P-12 schools, and a demonstrated grasp of the principles of the Science of Reading,
Additional experiences in literacy (e.g., literacy coaching, college level teaching in literacy, Literacy Collaborative). Evidence of success in teaching reading methods at the college level and in teaching online.
Since 1908, Youngstown State University has prepared its graduates to become leaders in the region, the state, and the nation. Located on a beautiful 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU has a diverse student body of approximately 12,700 students. Multicultural students make up nearly 18 percent of the student body at the University, and over 400 international students hail from fifty-five countries. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that provides associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. The University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six colleges: Business Administration; Education; Creative Arts and Communications; Health and Human Services; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, E...ngineering, and Mathematics.
Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills.