University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt-Johnstown) invites applications for a tenure
stream position at the rank of assistant professor in the Education Division beginning August 2013.

Responsibilities:  Developing and teaching secondary and middle level English methods courses, in addition to teaching one or two English courses in the Humanities Division, and other education courses as needed; supervising field and clinical experiences; assist with coordinating the Secondary and Middle Level English Education programs for PA teaching certification; advising undergraduate students; collaborating with stakeholders; engaging in continuous scholarship/professional development and university service activities; upholding the mission and goals of the Education Division.


Doctorate in English Education or a related field; a minimum of three years teaching experience at the middle or secondary level; and a background of instruction for students with special needs or second language acquisition (ESOL) is preferred. A strong commitment to developing partnerships with local schools and effective teaching and or supervision experience at the college level is highly desirable, including experience teaching English/literacy courses. Successful applicants will be individuals who are prepared to assist with program coordination and assessment for undergraduate teacher preparation. The candidate must also demonstrate the potential to engage in professional development, programmatic research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals. ABD applicants will be considered with expectation of doctoral degree completion by September 2013.

Application Deadline: 
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.
To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:
• letter of application
• current curriculum vita
• evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, observation reports, etc.)
• evidence of current scholarship/professional development
• statement of professional development goals and/or research agenda
• official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (copies accepted initially)
• three current reference contacts (3 original letters for finalists)
• statement indicating eligibility to work in the United States

Send materials to:
Dr. Nina Girard, Chair, Language and Literacy Education Search Committee
150 Biddle Hall
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 269-2934

Pitt-Johnstown is a comprehensive four-year undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh system, located 70 miles east of Pittsburgh on a beautiful 650-acre site in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.  The college community includes approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and 145 full-time faculty members distributed through six academic divisions.  These divisions include Education, Engineering Technology, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.  Each division offers four-year undergraduate bachelor degree programs.  The Education Division enrolls over 400 students in 11 certification programs:  Early Childhood, Middle Level and Secondary English, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Studies.  The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an Affirmative Action, equal opportunity employer.  Women and minority group members are invited and encouraged to apply.