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Assistant Professor of Reading Education (Two Vacancies)

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Reading Education (Two Vacancies)

Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Position Number
08381, 09151

Reading Education & Specl Education - 260200

Minimum Qualifications

The Reading Education and Special Education Department in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University seeks qualified candidates to fill two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Reading Education Program.

We are seeking applicants who have expertise in teaching and an active research agenda to join our collaborative team. The successful applicants will be appointed to a full-time nine-month position to begin August 2023 with the possibility of summer teaching.

Required qualifications for this position include:
  • Evidence of commitment to educational justice through equity-focused work;
  • Evidence of or potential for university teaching;
  • Evidence of or potential for scholarship related to literacy or related field;
  • Evidence of at least two years of teaching experience in school settings (or documented equivalent); and
  • Doctorate in reading education or closely related field by start date.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Expertise in at least two of the following:
  • Early reading development and instruction.
  • Elementary literacy development and instruction.
  • Equitable and inclusive approaches to K-6 literacy instruction and assessment.
  • Literacy teacher education.
License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Reich College of Education offers a broad range of comprehensive degree programs: Baccalaureate, Masters, Specialist and Doctoral levels as well as programs leading to certification and licensure. The college seeks to provide a well-balanced program of classroom and clinical experiences while maintaining a cooperative, forward-thinking posture, with emphasis on excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and outreach. These positions reside in the Department of Reading Education and Special Education which offers innovative programs focusing on all facets of reading, writing, language, specific areas of special education, and the Anderson Reading Clinic. Additional information on the department and college can be found on the program website and the college website

As a department, we prepare teachers to engage the literacy needs of all students in their classes—especially striving readers and writers. Our courses are rooted in multidisciplinary research, pulling together established and emerging work across the fields ofeducation,psychology,linguistics,sociology, andcognitive science, which work together to construct the science(s) of reading. We maintain a deep commitment to culturally sustaining literacy and pedagogies, ensuring literacy instruction is responsive across academic, linguistic, cultural, and socio-emotional domains.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties include teaching, research, and service. Specifically, faculty will:
  • Actively engage in the work of equity, justice, and inclusion across university and educational settings;
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in person and online at on- and off-campus sites;
  • Teach, mentor, and collaborate with preservice teacher candidates, in-service teachers, and doctoral students;
  • Actively engage in scholarly work;
  • Engage in service to the program, department, college, university, and profession;
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the program, department, and university;
  • Actively engage with teachers and students in laboratory school settings;
  • Serve on and chair doctoral committees;
  • Advise graduate students.
Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position at the university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
  • A letter of application that includes a description addressing qualifications, expertise in at least two areas of interest, and commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion;
  • Current vita;
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of graduate degree programs completed;
  • Names, mailing addresses (including title and organization), telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references (including relationship between applicant and reference); and
  • One letter of reference.
For additional information and inquiries, contact Robin Groce at (828.262.2995) or Devery M. Ward (828.262.7319) at .

Review of complete applications will begin on October 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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