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Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education - Literacy

Employer
Illinois State University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education - Literacy

Employee Classification: TTF

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Education

Department: School of Teaching and Learning

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

Illinois State University, School of Teaching and Learning, is pleased to announce a nine-month, tenure-track position in Elementary Education Literacy at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The appointment will commence on August 16, 2022.

The Elementary Education program is seeking a new colleague who is committed to working toward equity, justice, and anti-racism in literacy education. Commitment to such issues is integral to the responsibilities of this position, which include teaching undergraduate courses with the potential to teach graduate courses; producing high quality scholarship; and working in collaborative partnerships with public school professionals. We particularly welcome applicants who bring a critical equity lens to one or more of the following areas: foundational reading processes, literacy assessment, intersectionality in teacher education, and raciolinguistics and language varieties in the U.S. context.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Terminal degree or ABD in a relevant field with a completion date prior to 8/16/2022
  2. Minimum of 3 years teaching experience, including literacy instruction, in public elementary school contexts
  3. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and teacher education
  4. Demonstrated potential for scholarly research in the field of literacy education (established record of scholarship at the Associate level)
  5. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Salary: Salary is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

The School:
The School of Teaching and Learning faculty is a vibrant group of diverse, dynamic scholars and educators who are committed to innovative pedagogies and developing leadership in education. The University has been developing teachers both within the state of Illinois as well as outside the state for over 150 years. University lab schools and local school partnerships offer opportunities for authentic and connected classroom experiences to enhance preparation of pre-service teachers. The faculty of the School of Teaching and Learning is committed to continuing its leadership at the state, national and international levels. The School has forty-one full-time tenure-track faculty in teacher education programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels who work collaboratively with colleagues in four other Colleges on campus, public schools, and communities.

The School of Teaching and Learning is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply.

Illinois State University
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bloomington-Normal Community:
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 132,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, the Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, its citizens’ level of educational attainment, its parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime rate. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic, and commute time. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at https://www.visitbn.org/ for more information.

Required Qualifications

  1. Terminal degree or ABD in a relevant field with a completion date prior to 8/16/2022
  2. Minimum of 3 years teaching experience, including literacy instruction, in public elementary school contexts
  3. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and teacher education
  4. Demonstrated potential for scholarly research in the field of literacy education (established record of scholarship at the Associate level)
  5. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Proposed Starting Date

08/16/2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Please complete an online faculty application along with your:
• cover letter
• one-page research statement,
• one-page teaching statement,
• list of three references (specifically, names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses)
• curriculum vitae

PLEASE NOTE:  These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please complete an online faculty application along with a cover letter, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, a list of three references (specifically, names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses), and a curriculum vitae to posting number 512244 at https://jobs.illinoisstate.edu/.

Contact Information for Applicants

Please direct any questions regarding this position to the search committee chair:

Sonia Kline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School or Teaching & Learning
Email: skline@ilstu.edu

Clay Gruenwald
Human Resources
Cmgruen1@ilstu.edu

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

 

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