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Assistant Professor of Practice & Reading Center Clinic Coordinator

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Practice & Reading Center Clinic Coordinator 
Dick and Kit Schmoker Reading Center
College of Education and Human Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln invites applications for Assistant Professor of Practice and Reading Clinic Coordinator in the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center. The faculty position will be a non-tenure track, 9-month appointment in one of the three participating departments (Child, Youth and Family Studies; Special Education and Communication Disorders; or Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education). The Reading Center serves as a laboratory of practice focusing on practical experiences for pre-service and in-service teachers in the use of effective instructional approaches for improving the reading and writing skills of children and their families. The Center also engages in outreach and research activities aimed at improving knowledge of evidence-based practices in reading and writing instruction.     Responsibilities for the position include: a) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on literacy assessment and instruction for PreK-12th grade students who experience reading and writing difficulties; b) supervising undergraduate and graduate students in Reading Center practicum experiences; c) managing the daily operations of the Reading Center that include evening duties; and d) supporting and participating in collaborative funding opportunities, scholarship, and/or outreach for the Reading Center. Summer teaching and supervision will also be available and will be compensated accordingly.   The successful candidate will be joining an exciting community of scholars in the College who are actively engaged in teacher education and teacher professional development. We are committed to preparing and supporting exceptional educators who are innovative and reflective scholar practitioners. The college’s values of scholarship, teaching, and service are grounded in affirming diversity and inclusion and creating knowledge and innovation while being engaged with a broad array of communities and fostering a sense of belonging and promoting civic engagement. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse students, including those underserved, students of color, first-generation students, students from rural and urban areas, international students, and non-traditional students. Additional information about the departments and the College of Education and Human Sciences can be found at   Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in education or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience or other related experience (e.g., exceptional expertise, documented scholarship, skills, or experience with children) in preschool and/or elementary school settings.
  • A record of commitment to practices that are inclusive, recognize and honor diversity, and further efforts to support equity.
  • Professional reading and writing instruction and assessment experiences in schools.
  • Evidence of professional service and collaboration.


  Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in multilingual/multicultural and diverse school environments.
  • Experience teaching multiple age and grade levels in pre-school and elementary school settings.
  • Experience teaching in higher education, supervising pre-service teachers, and/or providing professional development to in-service educators.
  • Reading Specialist Endorsement or similar teaching certificate.
  Review of applications for this appointment will begin December 6, 2021.   How to Apply To view details of the position and make application, go to, requisition F_210183. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:  
  1. Letter of application that addresses your qualifications for the position.
  2. Statement addressing the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters.
  3. Curriculum vitae. 
  4. Contact information for three professional references (include address, phone number and email address).
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status and/or political affiliation. See
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