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The Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a teaching track Lecturer in Education

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Education – Teaching track Lecturer in Education

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Education – Lecturer in Education.


The Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a teaching track faculty appointment in Education at the rank of Lecturer to begin in the Fall semester of 2023. A terminal degree in Education (PhD or EdD) is required. This position is a full-time appointment which includes the equivalent of 9-12 credit hours of teaching per semester with the possibility of administrative duties associated with the Department of Education. The initial duration of the appointment is one year, but the Department of Education is hoping to find a lecturer who will become part of our community for an extended period. Teaching track faculty are central to the mission of the Department and an important part of our community. The Department and broader University have dedicated resources to support their professional development.

Successful candidates will have well-defined teaching interests that align with our interdisciplinary undergraduate and master’s programs in teacher education ( In particular, we are looking for someone with a strong background in K-12 literacy who can teach the following courses for teacher certification: 1) elementary (e.g., Teaching Reading in the Elementary School; Language, Learning, and Instruction; and Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities) and 2) secondary (e.g., Instructional Interventions in Reading for Adolescents and English Language Learners; Reading in the Content Areas; and Teaching Writing in School Contexts). Ideal candidates would also possess strong experiences in K-12 educational settings applicable to supporting our teacher candidates in field and clinical experiences in local public-school classrooms. Knowledge and experience with teaching interdisciplinary courses relevant to teacher education and educational studies (e.g., The American School; Education, Childhood, Adolescence, and Society; and Sociolinguistics, Literacies, Schools, and Communities) would also be helpful, but is secondary to experience with K-12 teacher education.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Engaging students in the analysis of educational policy and addressing systemic inequities, countering deficit notions of those marginalized, and furthering their understandings of the social, political, and historical contexts of education is inherent in our departmental theme –Equalizing Educational Opportunity: Equity, Inclusion, and Success in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities.


Applicants should submit the following:

1) cover letter addressing the position and our departmental theme

2) curriculum vitae including current personal contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)

3) statement of teaching philosophy and methodology (1-2 pages, single-spaced)

4) teaching portfolio with sample syllabi and/or teaching evaluations from 1-2 courses previously taught in K-12 or higher education settings

5) list of 3-5 professional references (names, institutional information, and contact information only); letters may be requested later


Applications should be submitted via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received before this date will receive full consideration. However, applications received after the deadline may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee. For inquiries about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department, Dr. Andrew C. Butler (


Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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