Assistant Professor, Literacy and Reading
Deadline for Applications Extended to 2/1/2021
Code: 16885 Posted: 12/22/2020
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Literacy and Reading.
The Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED) seeks an assistant professor of teacher education with an emphasis in elementary literacy and reading. A background in bilingual education is preferred. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the teacher education department and curriculum development at the undergraduate level; supervision of clinical field experiences and student teaching; and working collaboratively with IPED staff and faculty, the IPED Executive Committee, and the IPED Advisory Council. This position requires service to the profession, College, University and local community and mentoring students with a strong focus on the clinical program and the schools and community groups supporting those placements. The successful candidate may be required to teach online and hybrid courses and/or weekend and evening classes.
This position will teach and supervise 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load) in the teacher education department, as assigned by the department chair. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the Summer and Winterim semesters may be available for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the educator preparation program. This position is expected to establish and maintain an active research program in the field of education. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute service to IPED, the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies (CSSPS), UW-Parkside, and the local and regional community.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching and Clinical Supervision (60%)
- Conducting clinical observations of teacher candidates in PK-12 classrooms
- Teaching courses, including, but not limited to:
- Introduction to the Teaching Profession
- Children’s and Adolescent Literature and New Literacies
- Foundations of Literacy
- Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades K-3
- Designing Learning Curriculum
Scholarly Research (20%)
- Service to IPED, College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies (CSSPS), UW-Parkside, the profession, and the PK-12 community at state and national level
Standards of Performance
- Overall thoroughness, organization, and availability
- Adequacy, timeliness, and accuracy
- Ability to make sound suggestions and assist with special projects
- Soundness of judgment and operational decisions
- Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to university personnel and departmental and university needs
- Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities, including the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible
- Integrity in dealing with students, faculty and staff, administrators, customers, vendors, and management
- Effective use of time and willingness to work overtime when necessary
- Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
- Effective instruction of students to achieve learning outcomes
- Attendance and punctuality for classes and meetings
- Timely and fair evaluation of student work
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Knowledge and ability to teach courses
- Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities
- Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
- The position is not responsible for money or university funds of accounts which hold financial information
- Ability to analyze data for program improvement, assessment, and accreditation
- Ergonomic Requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
- Equipment to be used on the job: laptop and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, tablets, Promethean Boards, Video Conferencing, Interactive Whiteboard Systems, Smart Boards, telephone including voice mail, and FAX
Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or related field in education with emphasis in elementary literacy and/or reading. Applicants with 'all but dissertation' (ABD) will be considered; however, a Ph.D. or Ed.D. is required by the time of appointment. Experience with bilingual education is preferred.
- Experience working with diverse student populations and a demonstrated commitment to the success of underrepresented minorities
- Knowledge of literacy and reading pedagogy and the integration of technology into teaching and learning
- Familiarity with the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test or similar assessment
- A minimum of three years of successful teaching in K-12 settings, or equivalent as determined by the department
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Contact Information for three references
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021 Extended to 2/1/2021 are ensured full consideration.
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
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Transcripts will be required upon hire.
Available Until: 02/01/2021