Literacy Studies (Assistant Professor) - College of Education

Grand Rapids MI
Dec 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


  • Earned doctorate by August 31, 2018 in Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy, English Education, Language, Literacy & Culture, or a closely related field
  • Record of successful elementary/early literacy teaching, with reading specialist certification preferred
  • Knowledge of teacher education, social/critical theory, and literacy education to support diverse groups of students including English language learners and students with disabilities
  • Effective oral, written and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated competence for university teaching
  • Evidence of success for research and scholarly writing
  • Willingness and ability to travel and teach at GVSU’s satellite campuses
  • Willingness and ability to teach courses in an online or hybrid format, as well as traditional and/or workshop formats


  • Teach three courses or their equivalent each semester in the Reading/Language Arts program. Possible courses include reading assessment, elementary reading methods, developmental literacy, language arts curriculum, and children’s literature
  • Supervise graduate student practicum and thesis/ projects
  • Advise undergraduate/graduate students
  • Carry out scholarly activities such as research, publication, grant writing, presentations
  • Provide service to the unit, university, profession and community including local K-12 schools

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  College of Education

SALARY:  Competitive with comprehensive benefits package


CLOSING DATE:  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at  Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and a copy of transcripts.  The online application system will allow candidates to electronically attach these documents.  If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.  Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Additional information about GVSU is available on our website at

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