Wachovia Distinguished Professorship in Education
Wachovia Distinguished Professorship in Education
Full-time or Part-time:
Time Limited Position:
Number of Vacancies:
College of Education
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Overall Position Competency:
Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Wachovia Distinguished Professorship in Education at
Fayetteville State University ( FSU ) in the College of Education
is a prestigious position seeking a highly qualified and
experienced individual in the field of Reading and Literacy. The
successful applicant will possess both research and teaching
expertise in Reading and the Science of Reading, as well as
specialized knowledge as an Emergent Literacy Specialist. The
candidate must also have completed Lexia LETRS (Language Essentials
for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) training, although FSU
encourages applications from candidates meeting all other
qualifications and offers the opportunity to complete LETRS
training through NCDPI (North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction) during the first year of appointment if
Description of Work Continued:
FSU Reading Clinic Director – 40%
implement research projects related to Reading and Literacy.
Conduct research in Reading and Literacy to advance understanding
and practice with a focus on the elementary education sector (K-5).
Collaborate with the Reading Clinic Director and clinic staff to
identify research questions and areas for improvement focusing on
North Carolina’s literacy assessment data. Design and execute
research methodologies, including data collection and analysis.
Maintain ethical research practices and ensure compliance with
institutional guidelines. Analyze data collected from clinic
interventions and assessments. Interpret research findings to
identify trends, challenges, and opportunities for improvement with
a focus on North Carolina’s literacy statistics. Present research
results in clear and accessible formats for the COE, clinic
stakeholders, and the academic community. Continuously evaluate the
effectiveness of the FSU Reading Clinic interventions and programs.
Use research findings to suggest improvements in clinic services.
Collaborate with the Reading Clinic Director, clinic staff, and
external stakeholders to implement evidence-based changes.
Scholarly Activity – 30%
Engage in scholarly activity in the field of Reading and Literacy.
Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals. Write grant
proposals to secure funding in support of research initiatives and
the operational needs of the FSU Reading Clinic. Present research
at national, state & local conferences and seminars.
LIL (Literacy Innovation Leaders Initiative) Trainings –
Conduct LIL trainings for FSU education majors. Contribute to the
professional development of future and current educators in
literacy instruction and innovation. Foster a culture of continuous
learning and improvement among education majors and beginning
teachers who graduated from the FSU College of Education.
Academic Standards and Educational Technology – 5%
Maintain and enhance academic standards within the College of
Education. Demonstrate expertise in utilizing educational
technology tools and methods to support literacy development.
Design and implement digital, virtual, and online teaching and
learning strategies. Collaborate with colleagues to integrate
technology effectively into curriculum design and delivery.
Commitment to Public Higher Education & Community Engagement
Demonstrate a deep commitment to the values and goals of public
higher education. Actively engage with the community to foster
positive relationships and partnerships. Collaborate with local
schools, organizations, and stakeholders to promote literacy
initiatives. Contribute to community outreach and service efforts
aligned with FSU’s mission.
Annual Reporting – 5%
Provide an annual report to the Endowment Advisory Committee.
Detailed research, extension activities, and outcomes achieved
throughout the year. Ensure transparency, accountability, and
adherence to scholarly endeavors’ objectives.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Education or a closely
related field with a focus on Reading, Literacy, or a relevant
discipline. The degree must be from an accredited
Knowledge skills and abilities:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Notice to Applicants
- Excellence in university teaching experience. Evidence of a
nationally recognized research agenda and a publication record
commensurate with rank. Evidence of successful grant procurement.
Evidence of successful experience in faculty leadership at the
department, college, and university levels as well as with
- Demonstrated research and teaching experience in Reading and
Literacy, with a strong emphasis on the Science of Reading and
evidence-based instructional practices. Experience as an Emergent
Literacy Specialist, showcasing expertise in early literacy
development and effective strategies for promoting emergent reading
and writing skills in young learners.
- Lexia LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and
Spelling) training and certification or successful completion of
the training through NCDPI (North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction) within the first year of appointment is required.
- Proven track record of scholarly activity, including
publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at
academic conferences. Experience in utilizing educational
technology, digital tools, and online teaching and learning
platforms effectively to enhance instruction and student
engagement. Previous involvement in mentoring and advising graduate
and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated commitment to public higher education and
- Combination of academic expertise, teaching proficiency,
research accomplishments, and commitment to advancing literacy
Please make sure that the work history listed on your application
is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The
application must be filled out completely, Do Not Use the phrase
Please list at least three (3) professional references to include a
current supervisor. References will only be contact if you are
selected for the position and with your permission.
Open Until Filled:
Additional Information for Applicants
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees
verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for
all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy
credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the
responsibility of the candidate.
This position is subject to the successful completion of an
employment background check. An employment background check
includes a criminal background check, employment verification,
reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit
history check (if applicable).
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of
educational opportunity and does not discriminate against
applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color,
national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political
affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State
University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented
students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and
seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Optional & Required Documents
- * Please indicate if you have a PH.D. or Ed.D. What is your
(Open Ended Question)
- * How many years have you worked in Higher Education?
- less than 2 years
- 2-5 years
- 5-8 years
- more than 8 years
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Other Document
- Other Documents Continued
- Other Documents Continued.