Virginia State Government ADJUNCT - Reading/Literacy Education in Norfolk, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

Norfolk State University (NSU), through exemplary teaching, scholarship and outreach, transforms lives and communities by empowering individuals to maximize their potential, creating life-long learners equipped to be engaged leaders and productive global citizens.

The Department of Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Reading/Literacy Education, Adjunct. The department provides undergraduate and graduate programs for students seeking preparation to work with children in the community, agencies, and PreK – 12 settings. The teacher education programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education (DOE) and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Incumbent’s duties and responsibilities shall encompass teaching on-site and online courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; maintain an active research agenda and submit grants; sever on departmental, school and university committee’s; advise students.

First review of applications and materials shall begin immediately and continue thereafter until final candidate is selected.

For more information on NSU’s Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education program, please visit .

* EEO STATEMENT NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.*

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Selected candidate will possess a Doctoral degree in Reading, Language Arts or Literacy Education.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of and skilled in grant and scholarship writing.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  4. Skilled in the use of assessment and instructionally based technology when delivering teaching concepts and principles.
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate to a diverse student-body audience, both verbally and in writing, with emphasis applied to a commitment to diversity.
  6. Demonstrated ability to grasp and advocate an institutions teaching and learning philosophy, preferably in an institution of higher education.
  7. Extensive background, generally equivalent to three years, working within Early Childhood Education, Elementary, or Special Education, specifically working with children in grades K-6 in an elementary setting in a classroom teaching capacity.
  8. Proficiency in and commitment to distance learning via online modalities.
  9. Must be able to begin period of instruction August 2016.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. As delineated above.
Special Requirements

Candidates may show interest by submitting via online, the following:

  1. A statement of your Philosophy of Teaching (via cover letter)
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae (via resume)
  3. Complete Commonwealth of Virginia State Application
  4. Official transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, however, official transcripts are required of finalist) (via transcripts)
  5. Three letters of recommendation (via “other”, or via US mail to the address below)

Address your documents to:

Office of Human Resources (Adjunct-RLE) Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504

Special Instructions to Applicants
  1. Candidates may show interest by submitting, in its entirety online, an application and all required application material.

  2. Applicant is solely responsible for ensuring application and material thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications.

  3. A complete application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education, for full consideration, must be received online by 11:59PM of the “Job Close Date.”

  4. Applicants who list “see resume” or “see Curriculum Vitae” in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration.

  5. NSU conducts background checks on all candidates identified as finalist for employment. The type of background check(s) performed is dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist, which may include: criminal history, sex offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, credit history review. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. You will be required to sign an Authorization to release form.

Contact Information


Office of Human Resources









Working Title: ADJUNCT - Reading/Literacy Education

Role Title: Adjunct Professor - 01011

Job Open Date: 06/18/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience.

Agency: Norfolk State University (213)

Location: Norfolk - 710

Position Number: MULTI

Job Posting Number: 1013581

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Wage/Adjunct Faculty- W-2

Pay Band: UG