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Assistant Professor

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

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Job no: 493615
Work type: Faculty and Librarians
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies

Position Title:Assistant ProfessorDepartment:Education/Ldrshp/Pblc Srs SchlTerm of Assignment:Tenure TrackTerm End Date, If Applicable: FLSA Status: Exempt = not eligible for overtimeWork Schedule: Salary:CompetitiveTravel:10-25%Brief Statement of DutiesBrief Statement of Duties:Teach field based undergraduate and online graduate courses in elementary reading and language arts methods, supervision of student teachers and other courses as assigned, advise students, engage in professional development and scholarship, and provide service within the school, university, and the profession. This is a campus-based position.Minimum QualificationsRequired Education:Doctorate or equivalent terminal degreeDiscipline / Degree Area:Elementary Langue Arts/Reading Education, Literacy or related field.Required Specialized Training/Certifications:Note: An earned doctorate (or dissertation near completion with degree earned before appointment).Required Minimum Work Experience:Three years of K-12 teaching experience.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:Knowledge of literacy models, research, strategies, and practices.

Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and K-12 curriculum.

Knowledge of teacher evaluation models and systems, including program review at state and national levels.

Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information into classroom practice.

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively orally, by phone, in person and in writing.

Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in face-to-face and online environments.

Ability to work with others.

Ability to successfully collaborate with public schools to create and to maintain field experiences in collaboration with the field experience director.Additional Desirable QualificationsAdditional Desirable Qualifications:Early childhood experience.

Experience integrating social justice practices and culturally relevant pedagogy into methods courses or other professional contexts.

Successful university teaching experience.

Experience collaborating with public schools to create and maintain field experiences.

University service.

An established research agenda.

Knowledge of State of Michigan standards for teaching.OtherSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Application materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV and unofficial transcripts.Contact Information:
Christi Edge, Chair, [email protected]Equal Employment Opportunity:NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Advertised: Sep 17 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 25 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

Northern Michigan has a population of about 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.


Northern Michigan University’s distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement. Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.


Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact.

Working at NMU

Northern Michigan University prides itself on the knowledge, skills and real-world experiences that faculty and staff bring to campus. This process begins with attracting and selecting quality candidates. Our faculty, staff, and student employees have always combined to form a very special community here at Northern. One that works together with a common goal in mind: to provide a quality education and supportive environment for our students.

Have questions about working at Northern? Visit to learn more.

Diversity Statement: Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Inclusion is one of Northern’s seven core values. The inclusion value states: Northern is a safe and welcoming place. We aspire to learn from and encourage each other as global citizens, neighbors, colleagues and family. We desire to be a role model in embracing all types of diversity and diverse points of view, engaging in civil society and governance, protecting human rights and promoting social justice.

Our other core values include community, rigor, environment, connection, opportunity and innovation.

The NMU President’s Committee on Diversity is represented by 25 students, faculty and staff. The committee is charged with the six following tasks:

1) To create and implement action plans to promote diversity within the framework of the university’s mission and strategic plan.
2) To identify, evaluate, and respond to diversity issues.
3) To identify, plan, and support activities that will encourage, promote, and recognize diversity on campus.
4) To evaluate the effectiveness of the Committee’s efforts and make adjustments to continually improve, including if necessary, recommending changes to the Committee’s charge.
5) To direct the President’s attention to issues regarding diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities.
6) To submit a report that enumerates and evaluates the Committee’s activities and makes recommendations, including recommendations regarding resource allocation, to the President by June 1 each year.

There are many Northern Michigan University units and departments that work to cultivate diversity efforts. These departments include the President’s Office, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Enrichment, Multicultural Education and Resources Center, Center for Native American Studies, and International Programs.

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