Assistant Professor - Literacy

  • State University of New York at Cortland
  • Cortland, NY
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Salary Range: Upper 50's

Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College's values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Literacy Department offers a graduate degree program in Literacy Education (M.S. Ed.) leading to literacy specialist certification B-6 and 5-12 in one fully-online program. Coursework, early field experiences with students and in-service teachers, and literacy practicum combine to provide candidates the skillful knowledge and experience to work as specialized literacy professionals. The program is ILA accredited. Additionally, the department collaborates with The Early Childhood/Childhood Education Department, The Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, in the School of Education, and Adolescence Education Programs, in the School of Arts and Sciences, to offer literacy coursework for their majors.

Major Responsibilities

We have particular interest in scholars who specialize in culturally responsive literacy instruction, writing instruction and assessment, literacy instruction at the elementary and/or secondary level including ESL, and theoretical models and processes of literacy instruction.


Prepare and teach undergraduate and graduate literacy courses in both the face-to-face and on-line environments within the following areas of specialization: evidence based literacy instruction; methods of literacy instruction for special populations

including English Language Learners, students with disabilities, and those at-risk for literacy difficulties; methods of literacy assessment; assessment and instruction of

writing; literacy policy; digital literacy; and the theoretical models and processes of literacy instruction.


Provide service to the department, school, college, community, and profession.


Engage in and maintain an active and productive research agenda.


Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and strong

interpersonal skills necessary for working collaboratively with a diverse community of

students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships

  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Member of Literacy Department faculty in the School of Education.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. (ABD with a definite finish date confirmed by letter from the dissertation chair) in Literacy Education or a related field
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Supervision and/or teaching experience related to addressing the literacy needs of all children, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years teaching experience in P-12 schools including the teaching of reading
  • Evidence of experience working on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Clinical experience with children who have reading difficulties
  • Evidence that demonstrates operational knowledge and use of effective instructional practices at all levels of teaching
  • Experience with on-line teaching and learning
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with colleagues and P-12 teachers to promote literacy education
  • Evidence of engagement in professional leadership activities

EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.

Posting Number: F20042

Review Start Date: 05/31/2021

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