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Lecturer in Education: Teaching of Reading

Date Posted
23rd January 2017
Reference
VAC-24827
Sector
Education & Training
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Augustine
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Lecturer in Education: Teaching of Reading.

Job Description

Qualification and Experience

Minimum Qualification

Doctorate (PhD) in Reading or Literacy Education

 

Experience

  • Significant experience teaching at the tertiary level, inclusive of postgraduate courses
  • At least three years teaching experience at elementary or secondary school level

 

Special Expertise /Focus 

  • Ability to teach in a range of Teacher Education programmes (such as, B.Ed., Diploma in Education, and Master’s programmes)
  • Ability to work within inter-disciplinary, thematic curriculum teams
  • Ability to develop reading/literacy programmes to improve the teaching of reading/literacy at all levels of the education system, especially as these relate to diagnosis and remediation, comprehension strategy instruction, and content area literacy
  • Ability to set up and operate a reading clinic. Specifically, applicants must possess competence to provide a range of diagnostic services, such as assessing alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, word attack skills, oral reading fluency, listening and reading comprehension, and providing appropriate intervention to meet clients’ needs
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision of reading/literacy teachers in elementary and secondary schools
  • Ability to provide continuous professional development (Standard 6.3 of the Standards for Reading Professionals, ILA, 2010)

 

Personal Attributes 

The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of English is essential.

 

Candidates must also:

  • Possess enthusiasm for both teaching and research
  • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability meet tight deadlines
  • Be computer literate and able to use information technology tools
  • Be able to function optimally in a team teaching environment
  • Be student focused and centered
  • Be committed to the Vision and Mission of the School of Education

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