Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy -Lecturer Education

(Recruitment Number 10430413)

Washburn University’s  Department of Education invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Reading, Literacy Development beginning August 2013.  The department requires somebody with expertise in the theory and instruction of reading and language.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. The position may convert to tenure-track in the future, depending on university needs and the qualifications of the candidate meeting the requirements for the tenure track position. 


The candidate must:

1). Possess an earned Master Degree in an appropriate area.

2). Have a current reading specialist license.

3). Possess a working knowledge in all of the following areas: emergent literacy; reading assessment; general elementary teaching, instruction and intervention strategies; and reading in the content areas.

4). Have a minimum of (3) three years of successful teaching at the P-12 levels and or as a reading specialist.

In addition, prior successful college teaching experience preferred; part-time or adjunct experience considered.  

Position Responsibilities:

The position will include a twelve hour teaching load per semester which will include teaching undergraduate courses in reading and literacy development.  Position will also require collaboration with mentor teachers at a Washburn University professional development school site to deliver practicum experiences for pre-service teachers enrolled in the reading/language arts teaching methods block.  Other teaching responsibilities could include teaching elementary pedagogical courses at the undergraduate level in an area appropriate for the successful candidates’ qualifications and interests. 


The following information is required: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (may be included in letter of application), transcripts, and list of three references with addresses and phone numbers.  Send to Dr. Donna LaLonde, Interim Chair, Department of Education, Washburn University, Topeka, KS  66621.  Review of applications begins April 22, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.  To enrich education through diversity, Washburn University is an EOE.  Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  For additional information call (785-670-1427) or email donna.lalonde@washburn.edu