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Department of Education - Literacy Specialist
Illinois College Education Department seeks a specialist in Literacy for an open-rank tenure-track position beginning in Fall, 2015. Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or evidence of a date to defend their dissertation) in education or a related field by May, 2015, teaching experience in undergraduate and K-12 contexts, and considerable expertise in literacy. We seek a creative person prepared to help the Department integrate literacy throughout the teacher preparation program at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The department offers the opportunity to work with nine licensure programs for entry-level teacher candidates and a master’s program designed to accommodate professional development needs of licensed teachers. Illinois College’s program is strongly integrated with the local community. Preference given to candidates with ELL experience. The position will involve students in faculty-student collaboration, using research and teaching to interest them in the scholarship of teaching.

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching philosophy, syllabi, course evaluations), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of research philosophy, and three letters of reference to the Office of Academic Affairs, Attn: Cindy Cochran, Chair of the Education Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send materials in PDF format to

Review of applications begins November 3, 2014. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer, encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women, and offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners. 

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