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  Job Title: Assistant Professor - Literacy
  Job ID: 17558
  Department: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  Location: Queens College

​Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Often referred to as "the jewel of the CUNY system,” Queens College is located in the heart of Queens, at the crossroads of public higher education and the New York City workforce. Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the New York metropolitan area, has more computer science majors than any New York City college, has the third largest business and accounting program of any school in New York State, and has renowned programs in the fine and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM.
The Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department at Queens College invites applications for an Assistant Professor vacancy in Literacy. The Birth-6 Literacy Program in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department ( seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to teach master-level literacy courses and serve as Practicum Coordinator starting August 2018. We have a particular interest in scholars who specialize in or have a research agenda in literacy assessment and instruction or teacher literacy education.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting and continuing research that is currently ongoing in the B-6 Literacy Program
- Leading and supporting program development
- Contributing and supporting school-university partnerships for the literacy practicum
- Collaborating with or mentoring other faculty in the B-6 Literacy Program
- Advising students in the B-6 Literacy Program 
- Acting as a liaison with families whose children attend the literacy practicum

We especially welcome candidates whose experiences and qualities will aid Queens College in increasing faculty and staff diversity in order to reach the same level for which our student body is recognized and lauded. Our faculty and staff serve as mentors to our diverse students, stimulating their academic success and personal development. Those who join the Queens College community foster a culture of inclusion, respect, collegiality, and collaboration across departments and disciplines, and commit to the campus-wide goal of being a college that is affordable, accessible, and intellectually and culturally rich. Queens College students and professionals are engaged as leading citizens in our global society and are committed to the vitality of New York City and its communities, embodying our campus motto “Discimus ut Serviamus: We learn so that we may serve.”


​Required: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
(1) Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an area related to language and literacy development and (2) eligibility for New York State certification as a literacy specialist or New York State certified as a literacy specialist.



(1) Three or more years of professional experience in elementary school settings and (2) research and/or publications in the areas of language and literacy development and/or  B-6 literacy assessment.


​CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


​Candidates must submit the following materials online, through CUNYfirst AS ONE DOCUMENT  in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf :  1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter, and 3) names and contact information for three references. 

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**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

Visit the CUNY website to apply!
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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