University of Northern Iowa — Assistant / Associate Professor, Literacy Education

The University of Northern Iowa’s Division of Literacy Education is seeking a tenure-track assistant / associate professor to join a department that offers doctoral, master, and undergraduate education programs. This appointment includes collaboration across the literacy education programs as well as opportunities to collaborate across other programs within the department and college. Duties include teaching literacy education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the program’s multicultural/diversity emphasis; advising students at the graduate level including serving on thesis and dissertation committees; providing leadership for division initiatives (curriculum and committee work) as well as for the College and University; and establishing an active research agenda, including publications in scholarly journals, presentations at professional conferences and meetings, and applications for external grant funding.

The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in literacy education or related field by time of appointment. ABDs in Literacy Education or related area with evidence of degree completion by August 2017 will be considered. Additional required qualifications include at least three years of teaching experience at the elementary (K6) level; evidence of experience with culturally diverse learners; record of professional and public service to the field; knowledge of effective instructional practices in literacy education; and demonstrated potential for scholarship are also required. Qualified candidates for the associate professor rank must show evidence of excellent teaching and an established record of scholarship and publications. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in children’s literature, early / emergent literacy education, language development, and new literacies. Experience with grant writing is desirable.

Applications received by November 15, 2016, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Pre-employment background checks required. Additional questions can be directed to Deborah Tidwell, search chair, at or by phone at (319) 273-2983.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. The University’s attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the “Best Midwest Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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