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Assistant or Associate Professor in Literacy Education

Butler University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 30, 2023

The College of Education (COE) at Butler University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 2024. The successful candidate will teach courses and engage in scholarship in the area of literacy education, particularly as it relates to educator preparation and community engagement. We are looking for a dynamic faculty member eager to collaborate on initiatives related to literacy teaching and learning with our community, school, and state partnerships; and contribute to the vision for literacy education within the COE. We are particularly interested in applicants from identity groups currently underrepresented in teacher preparation within higher education institutions.

Rank and compensation are commensurate with credentials and experience.

  • Teach 9-12 credit hours of on campus courses each semester. Courseload may include elementary and middle level literacy methods courses, graduate courses focused on dyslexia and reading interventions, student teacher supervision, and classes in the COE and University core.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and community partners to design and reimagine courses and programming with a focus on careful integration of reading sciences and promotion of educational equity
  • Scholarship aligned with COE expectations for positive progress toward tenure
  • Grant funded work with community and school partners
  • Service to the College, University, and professional community
This is a tenure track position and an earned doctorate from an accredited university in Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education, or related discipline with significant coursework in the area of reading and related literacy instruction by contract start date is required.

Preferred qualifications

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
  • Evidence of sustained commitment and action towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings;
  • Demonstrated commitment to interrupting and eliminating inequitable outcomes, removing barriers, and creating inclusive conditions for individuals and communities regardless of any predictive identities.
  • Knowledge of and experience in a wide variety of perspectives on reading instruction, including evidence-based reading instruction, the sociopolitical context of reading instruction, and the articulation of current reading research into effective instruction.
  • Experience partnering with schools and organizations to support literacy development in children, youth, and adults in local communities.
  • Experience and expertise in the practice and teaching of literacy education to pre-service and in-service educators and/or substantive preparation in the teaching of literacy to K-12 learners
  • Experience working with students and colleagues from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
  • Ability to support learners from a variety of backgrounds with strong, student-centered, inclusive instructional methods
  • Proven success or potential for success in scholarship that is commensurate with the expectations within a "teacher-scholar" model
  • Alignment with the COE Shared Commitments and the mission of Butler University
Rank and compensation are commensurate with credentials and experience.

To apply, candidates must submit:
  • A letter of application outlining qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of three professional references who can speak to the candidate’s professional experience.
Screening of applicants will begin October 6, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For questions related to this position, please contact Alexis Methner at . For more information about the College of Education, please visit our website at .

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

For further information regarding equal employment opportunities and legally protected categories, refer to and/or .

Advertised: August 30, 2023
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