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Faculty Position, Reading and Literacy Programs

Graduate School of Education

Start Date: Sep 01, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy - Graduate School Faculty Position, Reading and Literacy Programs

About Bank Street

Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The master's programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and examination of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation.

Position Description

This is a full time, 10-month faculty position for an instructor and advisor for the reading and literacy program. Candidates must have depth of experience in the field of both teaching and clinical practice, ideally across a range of urban settings; as well as demonstrated depth of knowledge and experience with progressive pedagogies. Candidates should have a deep understanding of and experience with typically developing children, as well as children with developmental variations and children with diverse linguistic backgrounds. Bank Street College is not a tenure granting institution, nor does it have traditional professorial ranks. The position is eligible for a renewable 3-year contract pending a review period.

We are looking for expertise across at least three of the following content areas for course instruction:
• The teaching of reading and writing, theory and instructional practices, grades K-6
• Reading and writing in the content areas, theory and instructional practices, grades K-6
• Reading and writing instruction for children with language and learning variations, theory and instructional practices
• Language acquisition and development, inclusive of second language acquisition
• Observation and recording of children
• Assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of linguistically diverse children with developmental variations

In addition, the role includes supervised fieldwork advisement in the reading and literacy and/or childhood special education programs, which involves:
• Visiting advisees at their sites monthly for a ½ day and conducting meetings with site supervisor and student, as applicable
• Convening and facilitating two one-on-one meetings with each advisee monthly
• Leading and facilitating weekly conference group with all advisees

All full-time faculty must engage in service to the community through committee work and participation in program, department and divisional meetings; and mentor graduate students on their integrative master’s projects.

This position is based in our Manhattan campus, but requires flexibility to teach at locations in other boroughs.


• Doctorate in literacy, special education, or related field preferred
• 5 or more years of teaching and clinical experience with children
• Teacher certification required in literacy and/or special education
• Experience teaching in higher education
• Orientation to examine practice and theory through multiple and intersecting lenses—e.g. critical race theory, disability studies—preferred.

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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