Associate Professor or Professor/Wyo Excellence Chair in Literacy Education

University of Wyoming College of Education
Laramie, Wyoming
Competitive salary and benefits
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education  


This position will work to improve our already excellent graduate programs, further develop a rapidly growing doctoral program, expand opportunities for collaboration among faculty and students, increase extramural funding and scholarly productivity, expand outreach to the state, continue to develop the Literacy Research Center and Clinic that houses state of the art technology for virtual and in-house clinical activity in the state and beyond, and build an infrastructure for collaboration among national and international scholars on several focused lines of research. 


  • Continue with an active scholarly line of inquiry and publication
  • Seek extramural funding for research and development in literacy education
  • Recruit and advise graduate students in literacy education
  • Teach courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise on campus and across Wyoming
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to continue the development of a nationally recognized program in literacy education
  • Work collaboratively with the other Endowed Chair in Literacy, literacy faculty, and the LRCC staff to continue the development of the Literacy Research Center and Clinic
  • Collaborate with faculty and departments across the UW campus
  • Live in Wyoming and establish and maintain partnerships with professionals in public schools and non-governmental organizations in Wyoming




This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.


  • An earned doctorate in literacy education or related field
  • A well-established record of research and scholarship commensurate with the rank of advanced associate or full professor
  • A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and advising graduate students
  • A history of extramural funding
  • A research agenda that includes expertise in adolescent literacy
  • Teaching experience in grades 6 – 12
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.


  • Expertise or experience with professional development
  • Literacy education for English learners or culturally diverse students
  • Disciplinary literacy
  • Evaluation and instruction of adolescents with literacy difficulties
  • New literacies
  • Leadership in program development and/or expansion


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

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