Tenure-Track Faculty Position Department of Education-English/Communication Arts Education-AUGSBURG COLLEGE

The Augsburg College Education Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin September 1, 2014. The person in this position teaches graduate and undergraduate courses (both traditional day and weeknight/weekends) in secondary reading/writing in the content area, methods courses in secondary (5-12) communication/language arts and possibly courses for the K-12 reading endorsement. Other responsibilities include advising students, supervising student teachers, serving on department and college committees, conducting scholarly activities, and serving the professional/K-12 community.

A doctorate in English/literacy education is preferred; ABD will be considered. Also desired are some combination of the following:  Secondary licensure in English/Communication/ Language Arts, K-12 Reading Endorsement or advanced reading course work; experience teaching in higher education, background in critical literacy and three or more years of experience teaching in a 5-12th grade school setting.  The candidate should be current in literacy, on-line learning and classroom technology and recent changes in K-12 education.

We seek a colleague to work with us on a variety of contemporary issues in education, including understanding and challenging the ways in which systems of privilege and oppression operate in the field of education and teacher education. We are especially interested in someone who will explicitly take a critical and responsive stance toward improving the schooling experiences and life outcomes of traditionally underserved and marginalized youth. A description of current funded and programs efforts toward this focus can be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/education.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching quality (syllabi and evaluations) by November 22, 2013 to: http://www.augsburg.edu/hr. Additionally, please have two letters of recommendation sent to Judi Green in the Office of Academic Affairs, at greenj@augsburg.edu.

Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. Augsburg’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg’s main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away.  In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System.  In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.

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