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Assistant Professor of Education – Literacy Education

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Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Education – Literacy Education


School of Social & Behavioral Science

Job Summary:

The Marist College Education Department seeks candidates for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Education to begin in Fall 2023.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requirements for the position include an earned doctorate in literacy or a related field from an accredited university. In particular, we seek faculty with expertise in methods for teaching elementary literacy. A background in the science of reading, content area literacy and/or teaching emergent bilinguals is also preferred.

The successful candidate will have teacher certification, teaching experience in P-12 schools, and a student-centered approach to preparing future educators. Applicants should be able to model culturally responsive pedagogical approaches across all courses and foster inclusive classroom environments. Of note, Marist has committed to building a new state-of-the art education methods classroom with adjoining maker space. Construction begins in the summer of 2022.

Essential Functions:

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in P – 12 education methods and literacy instruction. Supervision and assessment of student teachers may also be included. Applicants should have an active research agenda that leads to high-quality peer reviewed publications and the ability to mentor student projects. Also responsible for advisement of students and participation as part of a departmental team engaged in continuous improvement efforts.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, 500-word diversity statement, & 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The Education Department is a member of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences along with departments for psychology, criminal justice, and social work. The Education Department offers a variety of teacher preparation programs including: (1) elementary education, grades 1-6, with dual certification for students with disabilities (2) a birth through second grade add-on teacher certification, and (3) adolescence education, grades 7 – 12, with dual certification for students with disabilities in eight content areas (English, math, social studies, biology, chemistry, earth science, Spanish, and French). The department also offers an advanced master’s degree program in three delivery models: 5-year, summer hybrid, and campus-based formats.

The Education Department and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are committed to advancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive climate. The School has taken leadership with several social justice initiatives, including Creating an Inclusive Community dialogues, the Marist Center for Social Justice Research, and the Marist College Diversity Leadership Institute.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed

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Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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