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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Literacy Education

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Reading and Literacy
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Literacy Education

Job ID: 250566
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information

The primary mission of the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is to provide quality teacher education programs with an emphasis on both content knowledge and pedagogical practices. Our program is committed to developing excellence in teaching for culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners (birth through five and pre-kindergarten through fifth grade) through programs of scholarship, research, and service, as well as locally and globally engaged partnerships.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Literacy Education faculty position in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education that begins August 2023.

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate literacy education courses, and other related courses as needed
  • Modeling effective teaching practices
  • Service to the department, college, university, community, and profession
  • Maintaining active research and scholarship agenda
Other responsibilities may include
  • Program development and assessment
  • Dissertation/thesis supervision
  • Student teaching/clinical supervision
  • Working with a diverse community
Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate, or the foreign equivalent, in literacy, reading, elementary education, curriculum instruction, inclusive education, or closely related field with 18 hours in literacy/reading, completed by 8/1/2023
  • At least three years of teaching experience in PK-5 settings
  • Demonstrated content expertise in elementary literacy, including K-2 reading development, assessment, and instruction with knowledge of Response to Intervention and evidence-based practices (e.g., science of reading)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise and/or experience with Dyslexia and related literacy disorders
  • Record of research and/or teaching that contributes to diversity, equity, inclusion, or disability justice as it relates to early childhood/elementary language and literacy education.
  • Evidence of a focused research agenda for advancing knowledge in the field of language and literacy education.
  • Experience teaching at the university level.
  • Evidence or experience teaching and developing online courses.
  • Evidence of a commitment to working in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.
Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter that includes research interests
  3. Unofficial Transcripts and/or international equivalency evaluations (Official Transcripts and Official International Evaluations Due Upon Hire)
  4. Statement on Teaching Philosophy
  5. Contact information (including names, email, and phone numbers) for 3 references
Apply Before Date

For full consideration, please apply by January 6, 2023. This position is open until filled.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Sanjuana Rodriguez,, 470-578-2809.

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Background Check

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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