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Reading Specialist

Trinity, a comprehensive university in Washington, D.C., invites applications for the position of Reading Specialist, commencing in Fall 2011. This is a full-time, 12 month, professional staff position in Trinity’s historic undergraduate women’s college. The successful candidate will possess the qualifications to assess student reading skills, as well as a strong background in student development theory and practice. Other qualifications should include demonstrated success in engaging students in their own learning and experience using a variety of delivery methods and technologies to prepare students for college-level reading assignments.
The responsibilities of the position include:
  • Contributing to the design and teaching of critical reading and pre-requisite developmental reading courses for Trinity’s general education curriculum
  • Teaching several sections of supplementary instruction sessions each semester, with emphasis on improvement of reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development, and information retention
  • Offering professional development workshops and consultation to the Trinity community on reading pedagogy and assessment
  • Maintaining regular office hours for students needing one-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Compiling and analyzing course data and presenting key findings in written reports to the Dean’s office and other relevant audiences

Candidates must possess a master’s degree or doctorate in reading, developmental education, or a closely-related field.  Other requirements include a minimum of two years teaching experience in reading, preferably at an institution of higher education, and extensive course work in the theory and practice of teaching reading to post-secondary learners.  Candidates will be asked to conduct a teaching demonstration as a part of the interview process.

Official transcripts for all degrees earned, sample course syllabi, course evaluations, and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three professional references will be requested of candidates invited for an interview.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Trinity Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

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