Assistant Professor of Literacy and Elementary Education

Search #1920-0017

The Education Department at Ohio Wesleyan University seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Literacy Education.


The successful candidate will teach six credit hours or the equivalent per year; responsibilities include teaching Secondary Content Area Literacy, Corrective Reading, Phonics, and Elementary (PreK-5) Literacy.  Additional courses to include the Integrated Elementary Methods sequence for the PK-5 licensure program.


  • Earned doctorate in Literacy Education or a related field by the time of appointment, August 1, 2020; will consider applicants who have made substantial progress towards completion of a doctorate (ABD).
  • Applicants should have a minimum of four (4) years of public-school teaching.
  • Experience with field/student teaching supervision and college-level teaching is desired.
  • A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context.
  • Evidence of a research agenda is strongly preferred. 
  • Commitment to progressive education for all learners, particularly those from underrepresented groups.
  • A desire to work in an environment that values collaboration, diversity, student learning, and respect for all people.
  • A willingness to learn about, engage in, and support accreditation requirements.
  • Appreciation for the unique opportunities that teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts institution provides to an intellectually engaged faculty member.

Completed Application Packets Will Include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Graduate transcripts
  5. Three letters of reference

Please email application materials to: or Dr. Paula White,, Department of Education.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Ohio Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.