Buena Vista University seeks a candidate to fill a tenure-track
Assistant Professor of Education Literacy position in the School of
Education. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in literacy education or a related
field is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered. We are
seeking a highly qualified K-12 literacy professional with
experiences in K-12 settings. Preference will be given to
candidates with elementary and secondary literacy and university
The successful candidate will be one who can teach a variety of
introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in
literacy education and be adept at relating course content to the
professional practice and licensure requirements. Candidates with
teaching or professional experience in the areas of literacy or
elementary are particularly encouraged to apply. The position
requires strong teaching skills, advising and mentoring of
undergraduate students, and service to the institution.
Buena Vista University
Buena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful Storm
Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since
1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blended
liberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to a
quality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forward
in order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We foster
an environment based on success both for our students and our
employees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community.
BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and was
recently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement
In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect for
families, students, young professionals, and retirees alike.
Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home to
a variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement several
national chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, and
professional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multicultural
environment. We are a diverse community in both population and
opportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy a
relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learn
more at BVU.edu/StormLake.
Please submit a letter of application, graduate school transcripts
(photocopies acceptable but official copies required for
appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy
statement, and current vita with the names of 4-6 references
(including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number).
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August
Buena Vista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and
especially welcomes applications from individuals who will
contribute to any aspect of the university’s diversity.
This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa and
all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States on a full-time basis.
A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.