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Assistant Professor of Reading Instruction

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Work type: Faculty (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Reading Instruction

Reporting Relationship: Dean of the School of Teacher Education

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Education-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Marion, Indiana

Summary of Position:    Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Education on the Marion, Indiana campus. The ideal candidate should show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, full agreement with the Wesleyan-Arminian theology, and commitment to liberal arts learning and the integration of Christian faith and learning.

This is a two-year grant-funded position starting fall 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching undergraduate courses as assigned in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Leading efforts in reviewing and revising curriculum to align with Science of Reading
  • Providing professional development and consultation for faculty responsible for courses in the literacy course cluster
  • Serving as academic advisor for assigned students
  • Supervising field experiences in practicum and student teaching

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Possession of a Master’s degree
  • Certification in Elementary and/or Exceptional Needs Education


  • Significant classroom teaching experience required
  • Expertise in Science of Reading
  • Experience as a literacy coach or curriculum leader preferred

Required Skills

  • A commitment to teaching excellence within a Christ-centered academic community is essential
  • Demonstrates a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ and embraces the theological and lifestyle commitments of the Wesleyan Church
  • Possesses the interpersonal qualities and skills to work effectively as a member of the Indiana Wesleyan University faculty
  • Willingness to learn and use our online course management system
  • Willingness to learn new instructional strategies and techniques
  • Skills in leading others in developing new instructional strategies and techniques

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


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