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Arkansas State University

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Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Type of Employment:Faculty # of openings:1 Location:ASU-Jonesboro Proposed Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Closing:7/15/22

Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

Assistant Professor with a terminal degree in Reading or a highly related field, as well as, instructional experience in teaching reading. Applicants with a Specialist in Reading will be considered, but at the rank of Instructor. Position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in reading and elementary education including foundations of reading, reading assessment and methods, and supervision of internships. This full-time faculty position is a renewable nine-month contract at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arkansas State University offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs to serve today’s aspiring educators and educator-leaders. All programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. All programs that lead to earning a certificate by Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) are fully approved by the State Board of Education. ADE accredits all teacher certification programs at A-State.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching undergraduate or possibly some graduate course work in Reading or Elementary Education
  • Supervising field experiences and student teaching interns
  • Teaching on-site, some distance learning, as well as web-assisted or blackboard courses
  • Providing service to the university, public schools, and community
  • Provide leadership in using technology in literacy instruction
  • Advising undergraduate majors
  • Assisting with departmental initiatives including recruiting
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the department chair


Knowledge of current initiatives and issues in public education particularly reading/literacy will be expected.

The ability to integrate technology into classroom instruction is essential.

General Days/Hours:

Faculty will work a typical M-F work week that includes teaching courses and office hours; however, night, weekend classes or other activities may be required.

Travel may be required.


An understanding of Arkansas’ state reading initiatives, beginning reading skills (such as phonics and phonemic awareness), and reading disabilities such as dyslexia are preferred.

A cover letter addressing the position qualifications, a curriculum vita and a reference list with accurate contact information, three letters of reference, verification of effective teaching experience and unofficial transcripts of all degree work must be electronically attached. Applications must be completed online to be considered.

All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Doctorate in Reading, Literacy, or a highly related field. Candidates must have three or more years of documented, successful teaching experience as a classroom teacher of reading/literacy or as a subject area reading/literacy coach in grades K-8. Educational Specialist will be considered; however, final rank and salary will be determined by degree and experience

Has met or is willing to complete AR DESE Reading Proficiency Pathway requirements upon hiring

Experience with diverse populations is desired. Experience with current state standards and reading/literacy initiatives is also preferred

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A destination university focused on the mission of educating leaders, enhancing intellectual growth and enriching lives, Arkansas State University is a doctoral-level institution serving residents of Arkansas, the Mid-South and the Delta with over 150 majors from its main campus in Jonesboro, Ark.

A Division I BCS member and home to research programs including the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Delta Center for Economic Development, A-State began in 1909 as the region’s agricultural and educational hub. Expanding today with its first international campus location set for Mexico and a plan for a college of osteopathic medicine in Jonesboro, Arkansas State is known world-wide.

With enrollment topping 13,500, we are the second largest university in the state. Our wide selection of doctoral programs includes Molecular Biosciences, Heritage Studies, Environmental Science, Educational Leadership, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our online programs include a nationally ranked MBA degree. A-State has unique offerings such as the only College of Fine Arts in the state. From our on-campus child care center to the Cooper Alumni Center, we remain connected to our students. Arkansas State University values its commitment to diversity and services for the community, region and state.

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