Madison, WI
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92149-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional, Instructional Design, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 92149-FA

Working Title: Tashia F. Morgridge Chair in Reading



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $110,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Earned Doctorate in field related to literacy

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The successful candidate must have:
Outstanding record of scholarly achievements in reading
Evidence of excellence in teaching
Experience with and scholarship addressing diverse populations

Priority will be given to those with a successful record of grant funding and experience working with students, teachers, and schools at the early childhood, primary, and/or secondary level.

Position Summary:

The Morgridge Chair in Reading supports a distinguished scholar in the field of reading research who, through excellence in research, teaching, and service, will provide leadership to the university, the field, and the public. The Chair holder will be an internationally recognized researcher who will engage in the department's graduate programs by working with masters and doctoral students, teach undergraduates in the department's teacher education programs as well as those across the university.

The Morgridge Chair is housed within the Languages and Literacies Area of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, located within the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, currently ranked #1 nationally (as it has been for the past 17 years), hosts undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs, research-oriented graduate programs, and community, state, national and international educational initiatives. The School of Education comprises 10 academic departments, and three major research units, including the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER). WCER serves as a research home for approximately 140 grant-funded projects, providing support for all stages of the research funding process.

The successful candidate will join our faculty in providing intellectual leadership professionally and publicly, and working collaboratively with colleagues to build and sustain local, national and international initiatives of excellence. The Chair is renewable every 5 years.


Maggie Hawkins
[email protected]
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Instructions to applicants:

For full consideration, please submit your application by October 20, 2017 at 11:55pm CST. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Applications should include the following uploaded documents: a) letter of application; b) Curriculum Vitae; c) one document containing two(2) samples of scholarly writing. Applicants should also fill out the form included in the application with the names and contact information of three(3) references. Letters will be solicited for finalists.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

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Advertised: Sep 20 2017 Central Daylight Time