The University of Iowa
Department of Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor or Professor, Reading Education
Academic year appointment to begin August 2011
Position The Department of Teaching and Learning at The University of Iowa seeks an experienced professor in the area of Reading Education with an elementary school focus. The department is especially interested in someone with demonstrated research skills who can secure external funding to conduct school-based reading research.
Description The appointment will be made at the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in reading education, supervise graduate student research, generate grant-initiated projects and sustain a significant program of scholarly activity. The appointment will serve the Language, Literacy and Culture PhD program, the Developmental Reading Master’s program and the undergraduate teacher education program.
Qualifications This position requires an earned doctorate in reading or related area, research skills in the quantitative tradition, experience in securing external sources of support, experience in K-12 school settings, a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment, and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations. Expertise in miscue analysis, media/digital literacy, or children’s literature is desirable.
Salary Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The benefits and research support are excellent.
Applications Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, two or three samples of scholarly work, teaching evaluations and names and contact information for three references. To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty and choose requisition number 59002. Address inquiries and nominations to Peter Hlebowitsh (319 335-5504) or Kathryn Whitmore (319-335-5434).
Screening Review of applications will begin February 7, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
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