Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students, and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review’s Best 384 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report‘s 2019 college rankings, and is a top university in Forbes’ list of America’s best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is “welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone.” Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.
Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a “Top 15 City” for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the “Best Small Cities in the U.S.” Louisville is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.
Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.
Join an innovative and energized faculty dedicated to the preparation of teacher candidates, leaders and change agents focused on school reform and social justice. Due to the rapid growth in our undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, the Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate level) as we continue to develop literacy education programs and partnerships. This position has an August 15, 2019 start date.
Primary responsibilities will be to teach literacy education courses (and other general education courses), and to work with students and colleagues in the School of Education and across the University and Community to develop programs that support adolescent literacy development. The successful candidate will demonstrate a research agenda that involves work in adolescent literacy, experience securing external funding to support program and research initiatives, and experience with online and in-person teaching methods. Our new colleague will also demonstrate dedication to outreach programs, participation in all school accreditation activities and academic advising, and service to candidate’s professional field, university, and community. To qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor level, candidates must currently hold or have held that rank at a comparable institution.
Requirements for this position include:
- An earned doctorate in literacy education, English education, or a closely related field from a regionally and nationally accredited university
- A minimum of three years P-12 teaching experience
- Demonstrated expertise in middle and/or high school literacy instruction
- Hold a current teaching certificate
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
- Experience using culturally relevant and/or social justice principles in teaching
- Evidence of excellence in teaching
- Evidence of excellence in scholarly productivity
Preferred Qualifications include the following:
- Experience in adolescent literacy education is highly preferred
- Experience with outreach programs and/or conducting professional development for in-service teachers
- Record of successful collaboration with school districts
- Demonstrated understanding of adolescent literacy education and middle and high school teacher preparation
- Experience in applying for external funding
- Demonstrated research agenda related to adolescent literacy education or a closely related area
- Experience serving on/chairing doctoral committees
How to apply
Please submit a letter of interest, vita, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references