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Education Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Job ID: #11620
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Education Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading

The Department of Education Studies at UW-Eau Claire seeks applicants for one tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning August 23, 2021. The department invites energetic, collaborative educators to help move the Teacher Education program forward and assist with significant redesign in light of broad-based licensure changes in the state of Wisconsin. Successful candidates will be qualified to teach foundational reading courses for the early primary grades, participate in research/scholarly activities, and provide service and leadership to the department, the college, the university, the community and the profession. Participation in high impact practices, such as immersion trips, would be encouraged. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in collaborative leadership and a demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution by August 23, 2021 in reading education or a similar field; the ideal candidate would have a Master’s in reading with a doctorate in reading or a similar field
  • Teaching certification in an area of education for grades PK-8
  • Minimum of three years of full-time public school teaching experience with PK-8 students
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience including formal and informal reading assessment in PK-8 reading, especially in teaching emergent literacies in grades PK-3
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduates
  • Commitment to collaboration
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Interest and/or experience in teacher preparation
  • Commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity

Licensed Reading Specialists, those with university teaching experience as well as clinical supervision experience, or those who bring diverse perspectives to the University or who have capacity to mentor and advise students who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the institution's student population and in the field of teaching are encouraged to apply.

Duties: Teach courses as assigned in the Department of Education Studies; participate in research and scholarly activities; supervise students in clinical settings; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the university and community; and participate in department, college, and university committee work. Course workload would include foundational reading and early literacy courses and introductory, general methods. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience. 

Department: The Department of Education Studies is committed to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity. Our courses and climate prepare future teachers to be active citizens engaged in a diverse, inclusive educational community. Our future teachers are prepared to teach all students, cross boundaries, value multiple perspectives and address complex issues facing educators today. We encourage persons of underrepresented communities to apply. 

The Department of Education Studies is an exciting learning community dedicated to the preparation of collaborative, critical, and highly skilled educators committed to empowering education for all students. The faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching and represent a compelling variety of research interests. The University is nationally recognized for faculty-student collaborative research, service learning, and international education, and the Department has been a leader in these areas. 

University and Eau Claire Community: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. 

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: 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 Education Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading position (Job ID # 16620) 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 be sure you have included the following in PDF format: 

  • a letter of application addressing each of the qualifications above, providing examples as appropriate, and highlighting in particular 1.) your practices in teaching foundational skills of reading development and reading assessment and 2.) your past and potential collaboration activities;
  • a statement that addresses how your past and potential contributions to social justice, equity, diversity, & inclusivity (EDI) will advance the university’s commitment to EDI;
  • a copy of a teaching license;
  • an unofficial graduate school transcript;
  • a curriculum vita; and
  • names and contact information for a minimum of three references. 

Direct requests for additional information to:

Linda Brunner
Department of Education Studies
Academic Department Associate
College of Education & Human Sciences University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: 715.836.2013

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 30, 2020. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: