Tenure Track Position – Assistant Professor of Primary Literacy Education

The School of Education, St. Thomas University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Primary Literacy Education/Literacy Foundations/Reading Methodology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with an approximate fulltime enrolment of 2000. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.

The School of Education seeks candidates willing to contribute to teaching, program development, and student advisement in the teacher education program as well as participation in University service activities. The successful candidate will teach courses in elementary literacy, language acquisition, and reading development. Knowledge and/or expertise in literacy interventions, classroom-based assessment, and exceptional learner education are preferred qualities. Each of the successful candidates will demonstrate excellence as a teacher and advisor and provide evidence of an active research program.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to practice-based, social justice-oriented teacher education and to building partnerships with public schools or community-based organizations.  Faculty in the School of Education also teach a core course as part of a full teaching load. Any of the following courses would be preferred teaching areas - Educational Technology, School Law & Ethics, Educational Psychology, Exceptional Learners & Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Management, or Assessment Practices.

Requirements include a PhD (or imminent completion), a Bachelor of Education, and teacher certification. Successful candidates must have school-based classroom teaching experience in primary literacy and early intervention strategies. Preference will be given to individuals with a minimum of three years successful teaching and research experience in reading at the elementary school level, especially those who have experience with exceptional learners and/or culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Teaching experience at the university level is also preferred.

Completed applications must include a letter of application that describes the applicant’s teaching experience, scholarly interests and achievements, and potential contributions to the program as specified in the qualifications listed above. The application must also include a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also submit samples of scholarly work related to their field(s) of expertise and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Marcea Ingersoll, Chair of the Primary Literacy Hiring Committee, School of Education, St. Thomas University, 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3G 5B3. Electronic applications may be sent to marcea@stu.ca.

Closing Date: March 25, 2019 or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by the closing date.

An equal employment employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.