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Reading Specialist


Trinity, a comprehensive university in Washington, D.C., invites applications for the position of Reading Specialist to begin Fall (August) 2014. This is a full-time, 12 month, professional staff position in Trinity’s historic undergraduate women’s college, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).  This position affords the opportunity to work closely with Trinity’s faculty and staff in designing and delivering courses that propel students to success and that promote their ability to achieve their potential in a dynamic, innovative college setting.

The successful candidate will bring commitment and expertise in assessing student reading skills as well as skills in writing and critical thinking along with 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 demonstrable success in college work, with a particular emphasis in reading.


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 including but not limiting to how such pedagogy interfaces with the liberal arts curriculum
  • Maintaining regular office hours for students needing one-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Compiling and analyzing course data and presenting key findings in written and oral reports with a focus on assessing and promoting promising practices for student success, particularly given Trinity’s mission and commitment to student-centered instruction

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 appropriate course work in the theory and practice of teaching reading to post-secondary learners. Candidates will conduct a teaching demonstration as a part of the interview process.

Candidates invited for an interview should be able to provide 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.

Please send cover letter and resume to; please include the candidate’s last name and the words “Reading Specialist” in the subject line.

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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