The Office of Academic Affairs

Bagwell College of Education


Secondary and Middle Grades Education

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Reading Education

Position Description and Responsibilities:    

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, the Assistant Professor of Reading Education is expected to collaborate with faculty across the Professional Teacher Education Unit, teach secondary and middle grades reading courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise and assist with field experiences, maintain an active research agenda (including an appropriate level of publications, professional presentations, and external grant proposals), model effective teaching practices, use instructional technology effectively, and participate in program development.  This is a nine-month tenure-track position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Five years or more teaching reading in grades 4-12.
  • Experience working with researched-based, best practice co-teaching or inclusion models.
  • Experience in teaching and the development of online courses.
  • Experience and evidence of effective teaching, reflection, and collaboration at the university level.
  • Experience with external funding.
  • Experience in a university-based literacy center.
Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
  • Doctorate in reading, language and literacy, or closely related field.  ABDs close to completion will be considered.
  • Experience teaching reading in grades 4-12.
  • Evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential pertaining to the teaching and learning of literacy and reading.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • A willingness to travel off campus for teaching, supervision, and mentoring.
  • Commitment to working in an environment that fosters diversity and collaboration.
Application Procedure:

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by January 4, 2013.  Candidates should send electronically a letter of interest; qualifications and professional activities; current curriculum vitae; names, addresses and contact information of five professional references; and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to

For a detailed description of the university, college, and department, please visit KSU’s website at

The search will continue until the position is filled.

Questions About Position Opening:

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Daphne Hubbard at

Date Position Available: August 2013
Departmental/College Overview:

The Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) is one of the largest and strongest teacher preparation units in the University System of Georgia offering bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. All educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission (PSC). As a member of the Renaissance Group, BCOE continues its advancement toward meeting the challenges of national and state reforms for teacher education as well as program expansion.  The college received an $8.9 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The BCOE houses the iTeach Center that provides professional learning, consulting, and service for Georgia educators in 11 school systems within metro Atlanta and North Georgia.  Recently, the BCOE launched the Center for Literacy and Learning, a facility where P-12 striving readers are assessed and tutored by graduate students.  In collaboration with the College of Science and Mathematics, the Bagwell College of Education established the Advancing the Teaching of Mathematics and Science (ATOMS) Center.

KSU’s conceptual framework for educator preparation is the Collaborative Development of Expertise in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. This collaboration, including service and support units, is carried out both through the college’s five academic departments (Educational Leadership, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Instructional Technology, and Secondary and Middle Grades Education) and in conjunction with other members of KSU’s Professional Teacher Education Unit (PTEU). PTEU, the university’s umbrella organization for preparing educators, includes fourteen departments from five colleges all of which collaborate on the design, delivery, approval, and accreditation of all educator preparation programs. The PTEU serves as a model of university-wide responsibility for teacher education; field-based collaboration with practicing professionals and partner schools; infusion of technology for enhanced teaching and learning; and best practices for the inclusion of English learners and students with disabilities.

The Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Department offers an undergraduate program in Middle Grades Education and graduate programs (M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.) in various middle and secondary area concentrations.  Service courses are also offered to support secondary, elementary, and P-12 programs.  Departmental faculty are committed to the development of expertise in teaching and learning in collaboration with units across campus and local school districts.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.


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