Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (elementary reading) C&I
Position: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Curriculum & Instruction
Specialization: Elementary Reading
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction prepares professional educators for transformative leadership in research-based teaching practice and student learning. Graduates shape the future through research and practice, addressing complex issues with innovation and creativity. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction is the largest in the School of Education and is home to the undergraduate teacher education core classes along with robust graduate offerings at the master’s and doctoral levels. To learn more about the department, please visit the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
Consistent with Baylor’s mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the required qualifications for the position include:
- Doctorate in reading and/or literacy education or a closely related field
- Established experience teaching literacy (PK-6) in public or private schools in the classroom and/or as a reading specialist
- Expertise in evidence-based approaches for teaching reading to elementary students
- Knowledge of the science of teaching reading and how it applies to evidence-based practices in literacy instruction
- Knowledge of dyslexia: What it is, how to identify, and experience teaching students with dyslexia
- Coherent progression of peer-reviewed scholarship (or strong potential for such) relevant to teachers’ preparation, curricular/instructional innovations for PK-6 students, and/or the classroom environments in which they are served.
- Experience teaching or working in PK-6 settings.
- Experience in field-based settings and/or professional development schools.
Primary teaching responsibilities for clinical faculty include the provision of high-quality instruction for elementary teacher education majors in field-based seminars and instructional methods courses.
The position also entails leadership/support for the school improvement efforts of our partner professional development schools and scholarly dissemination of a relevant area of research related to teacher preparation, curricular/instructional innovations for PK-12 students, and/or the classroom environments in which they are served.
Responsibilities may also include service as a liaison between the university and partner professional development schools, supervising student teachers and/or practicum students, mentoring adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants who supervise or teach in the field-based program, and teaching elementary education courses.
Clinical faculty loads in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are predominantly teaching, with additional expectations for research scholarship and service. Clinical faculty also have opportunities for promotion in rank i.e., (assistant, associate, full).
SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 1, 2024.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by November 1, 2024.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials.
- Letter of interest that addresses the position’s qualifications and responsibilities and includes a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylor’s Christian mission
- A curriculum vitae
- Transcripts documenting the terminal degree
- Contact information for three to five professional references. Note: Reference checks will only be initiated for those applicants who advance to the finalist phase (i.e., on-campus interviews).
- Statement conveying your philosophy of teaching reading (Limit to 2 pages; double spaced)
- Prior course evaluation data (college-level teaching)
For questions regarding the position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Sandi Cooper (Sandra_Cooper@baylor.edu)
Application materials must be submitted electronically to: apply.interfolio.com/130276
About Baylor School of Education:
For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University’s mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education’s undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the school’s graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 different graduate program options including MA, MSEd, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.
Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad, and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians.
Explore the School of Education through the website, including these links of interest:
- Department of Curriculum & Instruction
- Department of Educational Leadership
- Department of Educational Psychology
- Faculty Profiles
- Grants and Initiatives
- Graduate Programs in the SOE
- Undergraduate Teacher Education Majors
- News from the School of Education and Impact newsletter online
About Baylor University:
Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas and currently serves approximately 21,000 students. Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation and designated an R1 institution within the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system. Baylor University is also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education within its honor roll of "Great Colleges to Work For." Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while affording faculty and staff the opportunity to live in one of the fastest-growing areas of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate Forward, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor’s curriculum includes 126 baccalaureate programs, 79 master’s programs, 47 doctoral programs (including the JD), the Education Specialist program, and the Master of Laws program.
The links below may offer more insights about Baylor University:
- Research at Baylor
- Athletics website
- University Leadership: Office of the President
- University Leadership: Office of the Provost
- Faculty Senate
- Human Resources* and information on Employee Benefits
*For additional questions about Human Resources, please email askHR@baylor.edu
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.