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Department: Education Department
The School of Education, Leadership, Health, & Humanities at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Reading/Literacy & Learning. We are seeking a creative and curious colleague who will model exemplary teaching and engagement with our local and regional educational partners. Applicants should have the ability to teach in the area of Reading/Literacy Education. This faculty member will be a key contributor in our continuing efforts to ensure all educators are prepared to understand and meet the needs of our increasingly diverse student populations.
Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses and may include online courses. Other responsibilities include supervising student teachers in field settings, advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned.
Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree (or ABD) in Reading/Literacy or a related field from an accredited institution.
The School of Education, Leadership, Health, & Humanities is actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits.
The start date is September 2024 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of October 15, 2023.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The region is noted for its unparalleled biodiversity and the university lies in close proximity to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Rogue Valley is renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking.
Three or more years of experience in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Familiarity with applicable state standards and curricular mandates
Experience with teacher performance assessment instruments.
Experience with program coordination administration.
Experience working with in-service teachers for staff development and/or advanced licensure.
Grant writing experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and supervising graduate students, first-generation college students, and diverse student populations.
All Listed Duties:
Regular teaching activities, including standing, sitting, lecturing, and using a computer.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.