Assistant Professor of Reading

Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applicants for the full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor of reading to start fall 2022 and reporting to the dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies.

Using collaborative, instructional technology, and innovative methods, this position entails teaching 24 credit hours per academic year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating the Reading Endorsement Program and M.Ed. in Literacy; teaching undergraduate reading courses and online/hybrid graduate reading courses; actively recruiting for the reading programs; attending monthly School of Education meetings; conducting, implementing and publishing research related to reading and literacy; presenting at local, state and national conferences; participating in state or national committees specific to reading and literacy; organizing, implementing and assessing effective online courses; assisting in maintaining accreditation compliance by collecting data on the performance of the reading endorsement completers for ODHE and CAEP; collaborating with the director of professional development and graduate outreach to recruit district cohorts.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, advising and mentoring students in a liberal arts college environment, as well as service to the campus and local communities. To be considered for the assistant professor position, the candidate should hold a Ph.D. in reading and/or literacy and have at least five years of teaching experience in preK-12 classrooms with a current or renewable teaching license. Preference is given to candidates with deep knowledge of the science of reading, direct phonics and dyslexia instruction; experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate students; extensive experience teaching phonics, literacy assessment and ELA methods; deep knowledge of Ohio ELA standards and ILA standards; experience developing program level assessments and using them to guide programmatic changes.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references to:  academicaffairs@lec.edu or Office of Academic Affairs, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH  44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu. EOE