Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) seek candidates for a one year, benefits eligible, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Literacy Education to begin July 1, 2021.
The candidate will be responsible for teaching five courses that have a focus on literacy education and the candidate’s area of expertise. Course offerings would include a mixture of educational studies courses that would be open to students from across campus, as well as pedagogical seminars specifically for students pursuing teacher certification, along with student teacher supervision. There is the possibility of the position being renewed for a second year.
The Education Department is noted for its field-based teacher education program that is anchored within a broader liberal arts curriculum. The Department enjoys close relationships with area schools, including the Geneva City schools, which have a highly diverse student population. Education faculty are teachers, active scholars, and engaged members of the community.
The successful candidate must have an earned doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) or ABD Status, knowledge of classroom pedagogy related to literacy education, effective communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to promote and value diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional qualifications include experience teaching in higher education and in K-12 classrooms.
The successful candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: literacy education, emergent literacy, multicultural literacy education, critical multi-literacies; children’s literature; and/or storytelling. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is also preferred: pre-service teacher education; bilingual education; LGBTQ studies; Critical Race Theory; disability studies; urban and/or rural education; and/or educational technologies. Experience supervising student teachers is also a plus.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, sample syllabi, graduate transcript(s), a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and letters from three professional references to Mary Kelly, Chair, Education Search Committee via Interfolio:http://apply.interfolio.com/88962.
The letter should incorporate your philosophy of teaching and scholarly interests, along with a description of at least two courses that you would like to teach. If you have questions contact Mary Kelly (email@example.com). Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please visit the following websites: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York States Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.