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Education Studies: Assistant or Associate Professor in Reading

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Academics, College of Education + Human Sciences

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #16133
  • 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 or Associate Professor in Reading

A probationary tenure-track faculty 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 seeks 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 applicants will have expertise in reading and literacy. They will also be qualified to teach a variety of undergraduate teacher preparation courses, 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 applicants will have a strong interest in Collaborative Leadership and a demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with 2020/2021 academic year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution by August 20, 2020 in reading education or a similar field
  • Teaching certification in an area of education for grades PK-8 (or a similar grade range) or grades 6-12 (or a similar grade range) (past or present)
  • Minimum of three years of full-time public-school teaching experience with PK-12 students
  • 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Reading Specialist with knowledge and experience in elementary and/or middle level reading and literacy, formal and informal reading assessment practices, a PK-8 (or similar grade range) teaching certification and experience teaching emergent literacies
  • University teaching experience
  • Clinical supervision experience
  • edTPA or National Board experience
  • Capacity to bring diverse perspectives to the University
  • 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

DUTIESTeach 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 the area of specialization (reading/literacy methods or science methods) plus some combination of introductory, general methods, assessment, and/or student teaching seminar courses. 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 1,200 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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/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 or Associate Professor in Reading position (Job ID # 16133) 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:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that includes a description of how you will support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Names and contact information for three references who can comment on relevant clinical and/or academic teaching experience 

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Linda Brunner, Academic Department Associate Email: brunnel@uwec.edu Department of Education Studies College of Education and Human Sciences University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI  54702-4004

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 17, 2020, however, screening may continue until position is filled.

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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).

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