The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: School of Education
Payscale: Unclassified

The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel invites nominations and applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professor of Literacy Education position. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate literacy and ESOL courses in The Citadel’s M.Ed. in Literacy Education program (across face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses) with summer teaching possibilities, performing service for the Zucker Family School of Education, and engaging in scholarly research. The successful candidate will be an excellent instructor and a contributor to scholarship in the field of literacy and/or ESOL education. In addition, the successful candidate will support efforts to create innovative programming in partnership with P-12 schools and school districts throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The candidate should be willing to travel locally to provide onsite coursework to graduate student cohorts as needed. The Citadel’s M.Ed. in Literacy Education is one of only 5 programs in South Carolina recognized by the International Literacy Association for preparation of literacy teachers and coaches. Only 3% of Schools/Colleges of Education are led by Deans from literacy backgrounds. Ample focus and consideration will be given to supporting this new hire in Literacy/ESOL under Dean Evan Ortlieb’s leadership.

The position reports to the Department Head, Dr Britnie Kane, of the Zucker Family School of Education and will begin August 2023.


Essential requirements include:

  • an earned doctorate from an accredited institution conferred no later than August 2023;
  • specialization in literacy education with a particular emphasis on multilingual learners, early childhood education, elementary education, or a related field
  • strong collaborative skills and service-mindedness, including the ability to think consistently and well about community partnerships, as well as systems for instructional and program improvement;
  • a record of innovative and dedicated teaching—in online, hybrid, and face-to-face contexts;
  • a record of, or potential for, scholarly productivity; and
  • K-12 teaching experience.



Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in working with multilingual learners, as South Carolina has a fast-growing MLL population and ESOL certification coursework is now included in our MEd program literacy education, and/or to candidates with expertise in literacy, beginning in preschool and continuing through the elementary years. Preference will also be given to candidates with successful teaching experience in multiple modalities; a commitment to culturally and linguistically diverse populations; experience working with multilingual learners; and those who are committed to continual programmatic improvement and to community partnerships, both of which are integral to The Citadel’s success as a driving force for educational improvement in South Carolina.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website


About The Citadel College

The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more.  Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master’s degree, the opportunities are endless.

There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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