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Assistant Professor - Reading Specialist

Company: Georgian Court University
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The School of Education is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and skilled individual who is a Reading Specialist and has expertise and experience in teaching early, elementary, middle and/or H.S literacy/reading and writing theory for this tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Applicants should have knowledge of current and innovative practices related to reading and writing including preparation of educators who can create cultures of literacy through understanding and honoring diverse literacy repertoires. The individual must have experience in successfully teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level using various teaching modalities (hybrid and on line). Scholarly activities and research that support the candidate's knowledge base in order to be a more informed professor and student advisor is desirable. Opportunity exists to lead faculty or student groups in research projects.

This is a full-time, tenure track position in the School of Education beginning August 23, 2021

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 12 credits per fall and spring semesters of undergraduate and/or graduate level courses with Reading Specialist and K-12 literacy as the focus.
  • Teach at Lakewood campus and multiple site locations.
  • Ability to teach in different formats using multiple teaching tools (face-to-face and virtual synchronous, hybrid, and online asynchronous).
  • Assess teaching effectiveness and report the outcomes of courses taught regularly and make improvements as needed.
  • Actively lead, participate and collaborate with faculty colleagues in departmental functions including program/curricular development, assessment, and accreditation.
  • Actively support students through advisement, mentoring, and student-related activities.
  • Pursue scholarly research agenda.
  • Actively contribute to university, School of Education, and program functions and services including recruitment events (e.g. Open House, Information Session), committees, and P-12 school district partner collaboration.
  • Integrate the Mercy Core Values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of teaching and interactions with faculty, students, and administration.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.


  • Earned doctorate in Literacy and related fields required.
  • Reading Specialist Certification
  • Elementary or Subject Specific New Jersey Teacher Certification and teaching experience required; teaching Literacy/ELA subjects in K-12 grades.
  • Experience with CAEP Accreditation and Program Assessment required.
  • Evidence of a developing commitment to and record of research and publication.
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the college/university level
  • Proficiency in virtual, hybrid and online delivery formats required.
  • Ability to teach in non-traditional formats and settings (off-campus, weekends, and accelerated).
  • Ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, Learning Management System, and videoconferencing, etc.).
  • Collaborative, collegial disposition.

Must be US work authorized

Keywords: Georgian Court University, Lakewood , Assistant Professor - Reading Specialist, Other , Lakewood, New Jersey

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