Assistant/Associate Professor-Tenure System
Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Reading InstructionPosition Summary
The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University (MSU), a national leader in teacher preparation and research on teaching, teacher learning, curriculum, policy, and international education, is seeking a tenure system, assistant or associate rank scholar in Language and Literacy. We are seeking an individual with a strong research program or the clear potential for one whose research focuses on elementary grades reading instruction. We have a particular interest in scholars who specialize in: quantitative methods, policy issues, foundational skills, technology, or content area/disciplinary literacy.
Applicants should provide evidence of accomplishment in research, teaching, and service. The successful applicant will be expected to seek external research funding and develop research collaborations within and beyond the Department.
Conducting innovative, rigorous research
Securing external grants for research and development work
Teaching undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses in all modalities
Advising graduate students
Leading or supporting program development
Contributing to intra-university or school-university partnerships
Collaborating with or mentoring other faculty
An earned doctoral degree in literacy education or a related field or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start date of the appointment. Applicants for the position at the assistant level should have an earned doctorate in literacy education or a related field and the promise of an externally funded research program. Applicants for the position at the associate level should also have an earned doctorate in literacy education, a strong portfolio of publications in top-ranked journals, and a track record of external funding.Desired Qualifications
We are particularly interested in scholars who study diverse populations of learners in elementary school settings.Required Application Materials
Cover letter; Resume/CV; Reference ListSpecial Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and reference list.
Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members: Tanya Wright (email@example.com), Patricia Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anne-Lise Halvorsen (email@example.com), Laura Tortorelli (firstname.lastname@example.org), Adrea Truckenmiller (email@example.com).Please see our department website(www.education.msu.edu/te/) and College website (www.educ.msu.edu/) for information about our program, department and college.