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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Reading/Literacy Education

Employer
Texas State University
Location
San Marcos

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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title:

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Reading/Literacy Education

Job Posting Number:

202327TTL

Job Location:

San Marcos

Department:

Curriculum And Instruction

Position Description:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in literacy education. The positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. We seek candidates who share our commitment to educational equity, justice, and to the development of high-quality educators of students from communities marginalized by systemic inequalities. We seek candidates who are qualified and committed to serving in an HSI, including contributing to campus and classroom environments that affirm of the lived experiences of BIPOC and other minoritized students and disrupt deficit-oriented views of learning and teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate elementary education courses in reading, literacy education and related content areas, and developing and publishing research in a sustained line of inquiry. We are particularly interested in recruiting individuals whose scholarly interests are at the intersection of literacy and equity in PK-12 schooling and community settings. Examples of these types of scholarly interests include, but are not limited to the study of racial literacy, the politics of language, multilingual literacies, queer literacies, combatting anti-Black linguistic racism, transnational literacies, critical media literacy, and decolonizing school libraries. Other responsibilities include monitoring and refining degree programs, supporting student recruitment efforts, and providing service to the program, department, university and the professional community. Texas State University holds a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral University–Higher Research Activity and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas’ National Research University Fund. Texas State University is an HSI of 38,000 students located along the ancient and sacred San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas, a linguistically diverse city midway between Austin and San Antonio. The university also has a campus in Round Rock, Texas, just north of Austin.

The mission of the Department of C&I is to teach and care for its students in culturally sustaining ways towards preparing them to be culturally responsive education professionals who are knowledgeable about and effective in meeting the diverse needs of society and students in PK-20 settings. Through school and community partnerships, the Department seeks to advance research-based inquiry, theoretical frameworks and instructional approaches that influence practice and policy. We seek a dynamic, innovative scholar who merits appointment as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be headquartered at the university’s campus in San Marcos and will teach courses, as needed, at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses.

Applications from racial, linguistic, ethnic or other historically underserved backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Position will begin in Fall of 2023. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications:

Assistant Professor Rank:

  • Earned doctorate in literacy education or related field from an accredited institution of higher education by hire date.
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in scholarly activity in the field of literacy education with an emphasis on literacy and equity as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc.
  • Record of experience working with communities marginalized by systemic inequities.
  • Record of at least three years of literacy teaching experience in schools (ECE through 12th grade).
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, commitment to advancing justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive initiatives in service of education (ECE-12, Higher Education, direct work with communities, or community organizations).
Associate Professor Rank:
  • Earned doctorate in literacy education or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Record of excellence in scholarly activity in the field of literacy education with an emphasis on literacy and equity as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc. commensurate with rank.
  • Record of experience in working with communities marginalized by systemic inequities.
  • Demonstration of excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Record of at least three years of literacy teaching experience in schools (ECE through 12th grade).
  • Record of commitment to advancing justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive initiatives in service of education (ECE-12, Higher Education, direct work with communities, or community organizations).
To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, the candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on University and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

Assistant Professor Rank:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to issues of justice, equity, and access.
  • Knowledge of research on culturally sustaining literacy practices.
  • Potential for success in implementing culturally sustainable support of a diverse student body and for preparing those students to be successful in implementing culturally sustaining pedagogies and practice.
  • Knowledge of research and practice on culturally and linguistically responsive literacy assessment.
  • Teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Teaching experience or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching methods courses in university settings.
  • Reading Specialist Certification in Texas.
Associate Professor Rank:
  • Evidence of research and practice related to issues of justice, equity, and access.
  • Knowledge of research on culturally sustaining literacy practices.
  • Potential for success in implementing culturally sustainable support of a diverse student body and for preparing those students to be successful in implementing culturally sustaining pedagogies and practice.
  • Knowledge of research and practice on culturally and linguistically responsive literacy assessment.
  • Teaching experience in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Evidence of leadership in service at the department, college, university and/or professional level.
  • Demonstrated record of external funding.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching education methods courses in university settings.
  • Reading Specialist Certification in Texas.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/40062.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 18, 2022:

  1. A letter of application expressing your intent to apply for the position and a detailed and supported explanation of how you meet the required and preferred qualifications for this position;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Unofficial transcripts; and
  4. List of two references including institution, phone, and email contact information.
Upon hire, the selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date:

Fall 2023

Posting Date:

10/04/2022

Full Consideration Date::

11/18/2022

Open Until Filled?:

Yes

EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at [email protected]. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/40062

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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Telephone
512-245-2111
Location
601 University Drive
San Marcos
Texas
78666
US
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