Assistant Professor - Literacy

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

5332

Working Title

Assistant Professor - Literacy

Position Type

Faculty/Instructional

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Position Summary

We seek an educator and scholar who actively connects theory and practice in the classroom, advances the field of teacher education, and brings a current understanding of pedagogical best practices to their teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates who have experience with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to also contribute to other content areas in the department such as special education, middle level pedagogy, leading a professional development school site, or others, depending on their area(s) of expertise. Only candidates who will have completed or be near to completing a doctorate degree by the position start date will be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

This position is affiliated with the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education ( EPC ) and the dean of the EPC will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews to the department.
School of Education affiliated faculty are expected to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with the PK-12 school year.

Faculty members in this position collaborate with the faculty in EPC programs outside of Educational Studies on advising and curriculum related issues.

Required Qualifications

● Candidates for the appointment should have an earned doctorate or be near to completing a doctorate in one of the following: reading, literacy studies, curriculum and instruction with a concentration in literacy, special education with a concentration in literacy, or a related field by the start date. The degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2022.
● Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools.
● Demonstrated expertise in literacy instruction at the elementary/middle level.
● Evidence of an emerging research agenda that informs their work as a teacher educator.
● Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusive practices.

Preferred Qualifications

● Theoretical knowledge and practical experience including formal and informal literacy assessments in PK-8 settings.
● Holds a Reading Specialist License.
● Experience working with/in a Professional Development School or school partnership program.
● Holds a Special Education teaching license.
● Experience teaching at the middle level.
● Experience enacting inclusive practices while teaching/working with people with exceptionalities and from diverse socioeconomic, linguistic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
● Experience teaching in interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary settings.
● Experience teaching courses at the university level.
● Experience teaching/working within a specific content area that complements the needs of the department.
● Experience supporting students with the edTPA assessment.

Physical Demands

Working conditions and environment

Miscellaneous Information

General leave-related statement for all UWL faculty positions:
For the purposes of medical leave (e.g., FMLA ) during the ~30 weeks associated with the academic terms (15 for Fall and 15 for Spring), teaching is calculated as 60% of the overall workload; scholarship 30% and service 10%. Teaching percentage could be lower as determined by the Dean if the faculty member has a reduced teaching load from the 12 credits based on department or college workload reassignments. Scholarship range is generally 10-30% and service 10-20%. There are nine weeks of the ~39 week contract year outside of the standard 14 week semester (+ one week of finals) where 100% of the faculty member’s time could be considered scholarship and/or service.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Teaching

Duties to Support Responsibility

● Teaching foundational literacy and literacy methods courses to elementary/middle level education majors.
● Supervising education majors in clinical field and/or student teaching experiences.
● Advising and mentoring education majors.

Percentage Of Time

50

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Scholarship

Duties to Support Responsibility

● Pursuing an active program of scholarly inquiry, including, but not limited to, presentations at conferences, and publications in scholarly journals.

Percentage Of Time

30

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Service

Duties to Support Responsibility

● Engaging in service to the department, School of Education, university, community, and profession.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

11/06/2020

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

12/08/2020

Position Contact Name

Leslie Rogers

Position Contact Email

lrogers@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
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    • Personal Referral


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