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Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: School of Education
Salary: $60,000
Payscale: Unclassified






The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literacy Education position.  Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate literacy courses, advising students in The Citadel’s M.Ed. in Literacy Education program, and engaging in scholarly research. The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing service to P-12 schools in relation to the implementation of South Carolina’s Read to Succeed legislation and producing scholarship relative to the field of literacy education.  The candidate should be willing to travel locally to provide onsite coursework to graduate student cohorts, and a strong possibility exists for working with cohorts outside the United States. The Citadel’s M.Ed. in Literacy Education is one of only 5 programs in South Carolina recognized by the International Literacy Association for preparation of literacy teachers/literacy coaches. 

The position reports to the Dean of the Zucker Family School of Education and will begin August 2019.


Essential requirements include an earned doctorate from an accredited institution conferred no later than August 2019 with specialization in literacy education, reading, or a related field; a minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience, and strong collaborative skills. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of or potential for scholarly productivity and professional service commensurate with The Citadel’s tenure and promotion expectations. A strong interest in delivering online or hybrid instruction is also required.



Preference will be given to candidates with successful teaching experience in higher education, a commitment to culturally and linguistically diverse populations, experience working with English language learners, experiences with leading study abroad and working with educators outside the United States, experience teaching within online and hybrid learning environments, and experience using and modeling technology as an instructional tool.


About The Citadel:

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842 in Charleston, the college has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening program that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses of study.

The Citadel is best known for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from across the nation and a dozen countries. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character training an essential part of the educational experience. Approximately a third of graduating cadets accept military commissions.

The Citadel is organized into five academic schools: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Science, and Science and Mathematics. Because of its focus on teaching, a noteworthy graduation rate, and strong alumni support, The Citadel rates highly in the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings, earning the distinction of top public college in the South for eight consecutive years.

Small class sizes, dedicated teaching faculty, talented researchers, and service to the Lowcountry community are distinguishing features of the college. In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation recognized The Citadel campus for its Civic Engagement activities and programs.

About the Zucker Family School of Education:

The Zucker Family School of Education is the unit within The Citadel responsible for undergraduate, master’s, and specialist’s programs related to the preparation of educators.  Education alumni include outstanding teachers, counselors, school administrators, and higher education faculty. Zucker School faculty pride themselves in providing immersive instruction that connects theory and practice and focuses on the needs of individual students. The Zucker School is also home to the Citadel’s STEM Center of Excellence.

The Zucker School is named in honor of Charleston philanthropist Anita Zucker and her family. In 2014, Mrs. Zucker signed a $4 million gift agreement with The Citadel designed to elevate the Zucker Family School of Education to national prominence through the development of scholarly and practical tools for improving education and offering direct assistance to area classroom teachers and school leaders. The gift has also positioned the School to be a point of contact in the community for fostering entrepreneurship in education. In naming the Zucker Family School of Education, The Citadel marked its first school named after a substantial donor.


About Charleston:

The Citadel campus is located on the banks of the Ashley River in peninsular Charleston, a city known for its livability, friendliness, and resilience.  Founded in 1670 as Charles Town in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston is known for its architecture, museums, forts, gardens, beaches, sporting events, cultural festivals, and cuisine. The rapid growth of aerospace and related high-tech industries has contributed to recent population grown and job expansion, making Charleston the largest and fastest growing municipality in South Carolina. Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received numerous accolades, including "America's Most Friendly City" by Travel + Leisure, as top U.S. tourist destination by Condé Nast Traveler for eight consecutive years, and as "the most polite and hospitable city in America" by Southern Living magazine. Charleston is known for its many restaurants and fine dining; culinary favorites include she-crab soup, fried oysters, Lowcountry boil, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, red rice, and shrimp and grits.

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