Asst/Assoc/Professor of Early and Elementary Literacy

Salisbury, MD

Salibury University

The Department of Early and Elementary Education in the Seidel School of Education is accepting applications for an Open Rank position (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) with an emphasis in Early and Elementary Literacy. This is a 10-month, tenure-track faculty position.

This applicant will join a highly collaborative department that offers a Bachelor of Science in elementary education (grades 1-6) and early childhood education (Pre-K-grade 3), as well as a dual certification in elementary and early childhood education (PreK- grade 6). The Department of Early and Elementary Education programs are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

The mission of the Department of Early and Elementary Education is, We honor children by empowering teacher candidates to engage in creative, caring, and compassionate pedagogies. We seek a candidate to join our faculty who will advance this mission. Our faculty are engaged in local Professional Development Schools, working closely with prospective candidates and interns. Members of our creative and talented faculty have earned recognition regionally, nationally, and internationally for their teaching, research, and scholarship. The Department of Early and Elementary Education stands firm in its belief in the advancement of social justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity. We invite you to apply to join our dynamic faculty team.

Area of Specialization: Early Childhood or Elementary Literacy or Children s Literature

Primary Job Duties: The Department of Early and Elementary Education is seeking a highly qualified colleague with a strong background in early childhood or elementary literacy and/or children s literature. The candidate will teach courses in literacy methods and/or children's literature in the professional teacher education programs; disseminate scholarship; participate in the Professional Development School partnerships; commit to university, professional and/or community service; advise teacher candidates; and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills necessary for working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. Course delivery modes include traditional in person, remote, online, and/or hybrid instruction based on program needs.

Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years of successful teaching in Grades PK - 8 is required. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree in early childhood or elementary education, literacy, or related field by the contract start date. If ABD, doctorate degree must be completed before hire date. Our new colleague will possess a demonstrated commitment to diversity, including expertise working on behalf of children from culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred qualifications include a background in developmental psychology (child development), clinical field supervision experience, and experience working with diverse student populations. Preferred qualifications also include experience in teaching at the college level and grant writing abilities.

Applications received by March 4, 2022, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2022. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research and teaching interests; 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Konstantine Kyriacopoulos at

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to Atlantic Ocean beaches, the Chesapeake Bay, and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation s top colleges and best values by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Posted: 06/24/2022