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Elementary/Reading Specialist (open rank, non-tenure-track)

Effective Date: August 10, 2021



  1. Earned doctoral degree in Reading or 30 hours in reading from an accredited program.
  2. Ability to work effectively with students, staff, faculty, and administration
  3. Commitment to quality teaching
  4. Professional educational work experience in grades K-6
  5. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Demonstrated effectiveness in integrating technology and the arts in teaching
  7. Previous experience in teaching courses
  8. Commitment to keeping the program current by reviewing data and recommending curriculum changes as needed


  1. Previous experience (K-12 and Higher Education)
  2. Evidence of scholarly research
  3. Evidence of grant writing


  1. Teach full load on campus
  2. Teach other professional courses as needed
  3. Collaborate with leadership in areas of special education and other areas of education
  4. Fulfill other faculty responsibilities, including advising students, conducting scholarly research and participating in University and community service and service to community organizations and schools.
  5. Serve as lead teacher for online courses as assigned
  6. Supervise and evaluate teacher candidates
  7. Perform other tasks as required by the appropriate administrators

Salary: Dependent upon credentials; includes excellent benefits package

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins May 17, 2021, and continues until position is filled.

To Apply: Send materials listed below to:

                               Dr. Jan Miller, Dean

                               Julia Tutwiler College of Education
                               The University of West Alabama
                               Station 8
                               Livingston, AL 35470


  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current résumé or vita
  3. Email and phone numbers of at least three current professional references
  4. Transcripts of all college work (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment.)


The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, hearing status, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies.

AA/EO Employer.

Minority applications encouraged.