Oakland University — Visiting Faculty, Literacy Education

Department of Reading and Language Arts
School of Education and Human Services
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

The Department of Reading and Language Arts, School of Education and Human Services, Oakland University, invites applications for the position of Visiting Faculty in the area of reading, literacy or digital literacy with an emphasis on literacy in the elementary grades. This is a full-time academic professional position in a highly regarded doctoral research university beginning August 15, 2021. Additional information about the college and department can be found at: https://www.oakland.edu/sehs/; RLA Department: https://www.oakland.edu/rla/

The individual hired for this position will collaborate with literacy faculty in the Department of Reading and Language Arts and across the School of Education to support on-going and new efforts to investigate and create excellent literacy education in grades PreK-6, with a special emphasis on diverse urban settings and students in the elementary school. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Teaching: Support the newly designed elementary education program and strengthen the existing preparation and development of teacher candidate students in elementary literacy. Teach three or four classes each semester in elementary literacy education programs.

Service: Support the Literacy Education program area and the K-12 Reading Licensure Program. Participate in college, university, and community service or other outreach activities, such as service on internal committees or task forces and/or collaborating with external constituencies such as the public schools. Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.

Salary: $55,000.00

Desired Background and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be available to teach during the day.
  • Candidates must demonstrate experience with, and a commitment to, diversity and inclusion.
  • Candidates must have three years of experience teaching in public elementary schools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in education with an emphasis on elementary reading or a closely related field. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered provided the individual has extensive teaching, coaching, reading specialist or language arts coordinator experience
  • An earned Reading Specialist endorsement or a Classroom Reading Teacher endorsement
  • Evidence of leadership skills, organization, and ability to coordinate literacy program components, particularly the reading licensure program, and work with faculty members on literacy initiatives, scheduling, and program planning
  • Evidence of current knowledge of research in reading/literacy related to primary-grade instruction and ability to communicate this information.
  • Experience teaching university classes in literacy.

Appointment Details: The individual hired will be appointed to a full-time, 12-month position beginning August 15, 2021 as a Visiting Professor. This position is renewable each year for a maximum of four years. Summer employment is a possibility but is not guaranteed.

Application Process: This position will remain open until filled. To receive fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by August 1, 2021, when the search committee will begin its deliberations. Completed applications will consist of an application letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vita, an academic transcript, the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references from whom you have requested letters and the three letters from the references entered into the on-line application system.

Apply on line by accessing the Oakland University employment system at https://jobs.oakland.edu

Search for requisition number 990979. Supporting materials, such as the application letter and curriculum vita, academic transcript, and names of references and their contact information should be attached electronically to the on-line application. For additional information, contact Dr. Linda M. Pavonetti, Department Chair, at 248-370-4683; e-mail address: pavonett@oakland.edu

Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

Oakland University will unlock the potential of individuals and leave a lasting impact on the world through the transformative power of education and research

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhance the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.