Job description

JOB NO.: 96509-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96509-FA

Working Title: Tashia F. Morgridge Chair in Reading


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Earned Doctorate in curriculum and instruction, special education, education policy, educational psychology, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The successful candidate must have:
-An outstanding record of scholarly achievements in reading
-Evidence of excellence in teaching
-Experience with and scholarship addressing diverse populations
Record of external funding

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

License or certificate:

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 and will secure external funding to support research. The scholar who takes this position will engage in graduate programs by working with masters and doctoral students and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and the teaching of reading.

The Morgridge Chair in Reading is housed in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Depending on expertise and research focus, the successful candidate will join the faculty in one of four departments: the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Policy Studies, the Department of Educational Psychology, or the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. These departments are highly ranked nationally and host undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs, research-oriented graduate programs, and community, state, national, and international educational initiatives. The School of Education is comprised of 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 will be working collaboratively with colleagues to build and sustain local, national, and international initiatives of excellence. The Chair is renewable every 5 years.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Julie Mead
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

For full consideration, please submit your application by December 11, 2018. 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

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Nov 9 2018 Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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