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Science of Reading Program Director (Part-time)

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Work type: Administrative (Part Time)
Location: Remote (within United States)
Categories: Other

Job Title: Science of Reading Program Director (Part-time)

Reporting Relationship: Dean of the School of Integrated Learning and Development

Unit: National & Global

Department: CAPS-Early Child Education-NGBL

Campus Location: Online/Remote

Summary of Position:    Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for a Science of Reading Program Director in the School of Integrated Learning and Development, National and Global campus.

The successful candidate will join our team of educators to lead efforts in reviewing and revising our curriculum to align thoroughly with the Science of Reading. This position will primarily focus on Science of Reading for initial and advanced licensure candidates in Early Childhood, Elementary, Exceptional Needs, and Reading Specialist and Literacy programs. This is a three-year grant-funded position.

Applicants should show commitments to the integration of Christian faith in teaching and practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to the Science of Reading and Literacy
  • Leading efforts in reviewing and revising curriculum to align thoroughly with Science of Reading 
  • Providing professional development and consultation for faculty responsible for courses related to the Science of Reading
  • Stay abreast of current research and best practices in reading instruction 
  • Leading efforts with state and accreditation agencies for approval of programs related to the Science of Reading 

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.


  • Doctoral degree in Education, Reading, Literacy, or related field
  • Valid license in Early Childhood, Elementary, P-12, and/or Exceptional Needs Education
  • At least 18 graduate credits in Reading
  • Evidence of training in LETRS, Orton-Gillingham, IDA, and/or other Science of Reading specific programs


  • At least three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience required
  • Expertise in Science of Reading required
  • Experience as a literacy coach or curriculum leader preferred
  • Experience in curriculum development and revision preferred
  • Experience in leading professional development preferred

Required Skills

  • 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
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Commitment to promoting literacy and improving reading instruction
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • 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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