Clinical Assistant Professor in Literacy Education

Faculty Posting Date: December 14, 2020

To Apply:

The Department of Instruction & Leadership in Education at Duquesne University's School of Education looks to fill a Non-Tenure Track - Clinical Assistant Professor in Literacy Education. The faculty appointment is primarily associated with courses in the Graduate Reading and Literacy Education (GRLA) Program, as well as several literacy-based courses in the Prek-4 and Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Education Programs. The start date for this position is July 1, 2021. The salary will be commensurate with qualification and will include a 12-month salary, vacation, and benefits package. Additional information regarding our programs can be found at the School of Education's website:


Responsibilities associated with this position may include:

  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Elementary/Middle-Level English Language Arts and/or the Reading Master's Certification Program.
  • Participating in meetings and discussions related to building DILE in general and providing leadership in the continuing development of the Reading and Literacy education program specifically.
  • Interfacing with the Duquesne Reading Clinic which provides students and their families' affordable, research-based assessment and tutorial services in a nurturing environment that fosters confidence and academic achievement.


An earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution in reading and literacy development or a related field. ABD with an anticipated completion date by July 1st will be considered.

Research experience or interests in one or more of the following areas within the broader field of literacy education: Reading, Digital Literacies, Literacy Assessment, Literacy Intervention, and Literacy Professional Development.

A minimum of three years' experience teaching in PreK-8 schools in the U.S.

A passion for sharing their knowledge and experiences in Reading, Literacy, and English Language Arts with preservice/in-service teachers and faculty.

A willingness to build new relationships with individuals at Duquesne University and the greater Pittsburgh community in the interest of advancing teaching and learning practices and opportunities within the fields of Literacy and Reading.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals that enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our University and its Spiritan heritage by visiting the Mission Statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio The letter of intent should include comments on the ability to teach in flexible environments, including online, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent on how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Applicants with questions about the position may contact Dr. Carla Meyer at

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.