Job Openings - Assistant Professor of Reading in the School of Education


Assistant Professor of Reading in the School of Education

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: July 13, 2016

Job Description:

Greenville College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Reading to fill a position in the School of Education.  Greenville College offers two master’s-level programs that lead to certification with the Illinois State Board of Education and which include classes in the teaching of reading:  a Master of Arts degree in Reading and a Master of Arts—Teaching degree. The appointment will begin fall 2016. 

School of Education:

This position reports to the Dean of the School of Education.  The School’s teacher education program currently holds the highest level of accreditation status available with the Illinois State Board of Education.  The School hosts: 12 undergraduate majors in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary and Special Education; 5 endorsement programs; and 7 master’s-level graduate degree programs.  The School also partners with community colleges

and universities that do not offer 4-year teacher education programs to provide the experiences and course work necessary to earn a bachelor's degree and licensure to teach in the State of Illinois.  These Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP) programs are offered at Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL), Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL), Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL), Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL), and Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL).

Greenville College:

Greenville College empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.  The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. Greenville was founded in 1892 and has a rich heritage of affiliation with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations.

We are a Christian community committed to challenging and nurturing students. We are dedicated to excellence in higher education grounded in both the liberal arts tradition and a rich Wesleyan heritage. We provide an education characterized by open inquiry into all creation and guided by the authority of Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

The faculty position would consist of teaching courses in the Master of Arts Teaching, Master of Arts in Education, and/or Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP) programs and advising responsibilities for students in UTEP and MAT – Elementary.  Additional responsibilities normally expected of a full-time faculty member include committee work; advising students; regular participation in efforts of recruitment, retention, and other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  If Appointee holds a less-than-full-time teaching load, Appointee will likely be asked to perform other professional duties.

Reports To:

Dean of the School of Education


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health and disability insurance.

Required Skills:

We are seeking a dynamic faculty member committed to Christian Higher Education in a liberal arts context.  This individual should hold a doctorate in Reading, though consideration will be given to candidates who are in the final stages of their degree program and have a clear plan for completion.  Master’s level teaching experience is expected.  Candidates must be passionate about teaching and preparing excellent educators and committed to serving as a role model for students within a Christian academic community.  Greenville College hires faculty members with a vibrant personal Christian faith that animates their commitment to scholarship and their passion for mentoring students.

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include a 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, 4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, 5) names of three references, and 6) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial application).  Electronic copies of all these documents are welcome.

Address applications to:

Dr. Edwin Estevez


Greenville College

315 East College Avenue

Greenville, Illinois 62246

Office: (618) 664-7020


It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

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