Assistant Professor in Literacy Development Position Opening

The Education Department at Colorado College, a selective private liberal arts institution, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Literacy Development and Early Childhood/Elementary Education (P-6) beginning fall 2015.

We seek a colleague with expertise in literacy, most specific to the elementary years, and P-12 school experience (as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, literacy resource teacher, administrator or equivalent).

The position requires teaching six courses during the academic year with the potential for teaching summer courses. Courses contribute to both our undergraduate Education major and Teacher Preparation programs (9th semester and Master of Arts in Teaching).HiringTenureTrackPositionImage






Specific courses include:

Literacy Courses

  • Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Literacy in the Secondary/K-12 School

Introductory Education Courses

  • Framework for American Education
  • Critical Perspectives in Public School Innovation
  • Research Design (Educational Research Methods)

The crucial elements we seek are a candidate’s commitment to and potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.


Please use the following link to apply online:

Required Documentation to be uploaded in the online application include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Professional Letters of Reference
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Secure documents do not upload into the online interface. Please contact Matt Cherry in CC’s Human Resources office at 719-389-6421 if you need help uploading your documents.)

Information about the Education Department at Colorado College can be found at (

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning October 1. For more information contact Mike Taber (

Colorado College is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences.

Colorado College is a private liberal arts college distinctive for its 3½ week Block, where students take one course at a time for eight blocks per academic year; faculty teach six blocks per year. The intensive modular schedule is well suited to in-depth, faculty-student interactions, including research collaborations.

The college is located in the heart of Colorado Springs, a beautiful, dynamic city located at the foot of Pikes Peak. The city and surrounding region offer excellent schools, a diversified economy, unparalleled recreational opportunities, and an outstanding climate.

Minimum Requirements: an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline (e.g., Early Childhood Education, Reading Education, Developmental Psychology, or related field), successful teaching in higher education and in public schools, as well as the ability to differentiate courses for teacher licensure candidates and students interested in social issues in education.

Preferred Qualifications: We are especially interested in applicants with experience teaching or working in urban areas and diverse school settings.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.

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