Education Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading and Literacy

A probationary tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor is available in the Department of Education Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The department is interested in educators with expertise in reading and literacy who can contribute to multiple program, department and college initiatives. The position begins August 25, 2014.


  • Teach courses in the Department of Education Studies based on program needs and in accordance with specialization.
  • Develop and/or maintain a scholarly research agenda.
  • Advise and mentor pre-service teacher education students and graduate students.
  • Engage in service to the department, University and profession.
  • An appointment at the Associate Professor rank carries an expectation of leadership in collaborative education initiatives and program development.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in the area of elementary reading or related field by August 18, 2014.
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in PK - 8 settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Reading Specialist, knowledge and experience of middle level literacy, evidence of successful university teaching, knowledge and skills in educational technology, formal and informal assessment practices, classroom management.
  • Knowledge of English Learners and effective teaching strategies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Expertise in multiple areas listed above will be considered an asset.

The Department:

The Department of Education Studies consists of 16 full-time faculty, as well as adjuncts, associated faculty in content areas, and supervising teachers, who provide preparation for future elementary, middle, and secondary educators, librarians, and reading specialists. It is an exciting learning community dedicated to the preparation of collaborative, critical thinking, and highly skilled educators committed to empowering education for all students. The faculty of Education Studies is dedicated to excellence in teaching and represents a compelling variety of research interests. The University is nationally recognized for faculty-student collaborative research, service learning, and international education (study abroad).

Application Procedure

To apply, submit the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at: UW-Eau Claire Careers

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Educaton Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading and Literacy (Job ID# 9470) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please direct requests for additional information to:
Amy Mitchell, Academic Department Associate

Review of completed applications will continue through March 1, 2014. To ensure review, completed applications should be received by this date. However,screening may continue until position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request.

A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

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Posted 12/17/2013

Revised 1/31/14: priority application date extended through 3/1/14