Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Literacy Education

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announces a full time (nine-month) tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the area of literacy education beginning fall term, 2012.

General responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, advising, supervision of field experiences, scholarship, and service.  Specific responsibilities include teaching courses in the department and in the reading master’s certification Program, which leads to a reading teacher and/or reading specialist license; advising both graduate and undergraduate students; supervision of field experiences and directed teaching in the undergraduate program; leadership in the master’s program with the potential to develop and administer a literacy center for the surrounding community; and participation in research, grant writing, and service activities.  Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to work with non-traditional students are essential to this position.  Some travel may be required for this position. All faculty at UW-Whitewater may be required to teach online and hybrid courses, weekend and/or evening classes, and provide service to the university and local community in a variety of modalities, including leading Learning Communities, mentoring students, and providing professional development opportunities for colleagues, schools and community groups. The position will start August 22nd, 2012.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate (ABD considered) in literacy education or a related field, a minimum of three years experience teaching elementary and/or middle grades; equivalent background to qualify for a Wisconsin reading teacher and reading specialist license.
Preferred Qualifications: University teaching, advising, and supervision experience. Potential for or an established record of scholarly activity.  A demonstrated commitment to the preparation of teachers within a multicultural context.  Special consideration will be given to applicants with collaboration skills and experience working cross-discipline particularly in the areas of ESL and bilingual/bicultural education. 

University and Community: UW-Whitewater is a premier public university with an enrollment of 11,482 students. The College of Education and Professional Studies is committed to diversity and teaching diverse learners; the utilization of multiple modes of instructional delivery and technology including smart classrooms and online, hybrid, and two-way video courses; adult student learners; and international programs and experiences.  The College of Education and Professional Studies is fully NCATE accredited.  The campus is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin system. Located in a community near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.  For further information regarding the university and community, please see our website at www.uww.edu

Applications: Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Anne Ruff, Search Committee Chair, at ruffa@uww.edu or (262) 472-5818. 

A completed application packet includes a letter of intent addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts (may be unofficial), and the names and full contact information (including email) of five professional references.  Submit all materials to: COEPS@uww.edu.  Please state title of position applying for in subject line.  Applicants who are invited to interview will give a scholarship presentation and teach a graduate or undergraduate lesson.

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin January 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.  A criminal background check and official transcripts are required for hire.