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Education Department Chair/Literacy Specialist: Tenure-Track Position
Illinois College seeks the next chair of its Education Department, a tenure-track position beginning in the fall of 2014. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in education or an education-related field and teaching experience in both the undergraduate and K-12 contexts. The Department Chair, in conjunction with the Director of the Teacher Program, will be responsible for departmental leadership, strategic planning and development, and program accreditation and assessment.

The department offers nine licensure programs to prepare entry-level teacher candidates and a new master’s program designed to accommodate the professional development needs of in-service teachers. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in teaching literacy and to those with experience in preparing teachers to work with students who are English language learners. Candidates will also be expected to use their research and teaching areas to interest students in the scholarship of teaching.

Illinois College is a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success. We emphasize experiential learning, service and leadership, and helping students move towards professional careers. We seek applicants with a strong dedication to undergraduate teaching, a deep understanding of contemporary scholarship in the field, and a commitment to developing future teachers. The College is located in Jacksonville, Illinois, a historic town 35 miles from Springfield, and enrolls a high number of first-generation college students.

Applicants submit a letter of application, CV, statements of teaching and research philosophies, and the names of three references to the Office of Academic Affairs, Elizabeth Rellinger Zettler, PhD, Chair of Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650, attn: Elise Meyer. Electronic submissions are acceptable and encouraged and may be sent to Review of applications begins November 1, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women. Rank and salary commensurate with experience.

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