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Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

Apply now Posting Number: 493553
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education


School of Social & Behavioral Science; Education Department

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Salary/Pay Rate:

$75,000 - $80,000

Job Summary:

The Marist College Education Department seeks candidates for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Literacy Education to begin in Fall 2024.

Minimum Qualifications:

We welcome candidates with expertise in Literacy Education who are passionate about preparing teacher candidates.

The position requires:

  • A doctorate in Reading/Literacy Education or related field such as Elementary Education, Childhood Education; by the fall of 2024
  • Certification in Literacy (Reading K-12)
  • Experience as a reading or literacy specialist in a PK-12 school
  • Comfort with educational technology
  • Positive and collaborative team member
  • Experience with curriculum literacy and development
  • Prior experience teaching at the college level
  • Proven success for accomplishment in scholarship that is commensurate with the tenure expectations of the college committed to a "teacher-scholar" model
  • Ability to model culturally responsive and sustainable pedagogical approaches across all courses and foster an inclusive classroom environment

We are excited to announce the opening in fall of 2024 of the fully renovated Dyson building which will include a state-of-the art STEM/Teaching Methods classroom with adjoining Maker Space. 

Essential Functions:

Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in P – 12 education methods and literacy instruction. Supervision and assessment of teacher candidates 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 teacher candidates and participation as part of a departmental team engaged in continuous improvement efforts. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional Certification in Students with Disabilities or childhood grades 1-6
  • Experience working with diverse and marginalized communities in K-12 settings
  • Committed to the mission of the college with an emphasis on DEI and social justice
  • Experience developing PK-12 partnerships
  • Knowledge of the International Literacy Association (ILA) Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals
  • Participation in professional education associations (such as AACTE, AERA) and/or literacy education associations (such as IDA, ILA, or their affiliate organizations)
  • A student-centered approach in guiding the next generation of teachers

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, CV/Resume, 500-word diversity statement and contact information for three professional references. One of these references should be from an immediate supervisor.


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

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 two master’s level degrees: Masters of Arts in Teaching and MS in Education, Contemporary Curriculum & Instruction.

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 

Type of Position:



Tenure Track Faculty

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

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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