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Assistant Professor/Tenure Track

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 494088
Work type: Faculty and Librarians
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies

Position Title:Assistant Professor/Tenure TrackDepartment:Education/Ldrshp/Pblc Srs SchlTerm of Assignment:Tenure TrackTerm End Date, If Applicable: FLSA Status: Exempt = not eligible for overtimeWork Schedule: Salary:CompetitiveTravel:No travelBrief Statement of DutiesBrief Statement of Duties:The tenure-track appointment will begin in August 2023. Duties include teaching 12 credits per semester, teaching undergraduate and possibly online graduate literacy education courses, and other related courses as needed. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda within the discipline and contribute to advising and service at the department and university levels. We seek candidates committed to culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable educational practices that advance educational excellence for all students. This is an on-campus position.

Minimum QualificationsRequired Education:Doctorate or equivalent terminal degreeDiscipline / Degree Area:Doctorate in Education, literacy, or related fields from an accredited institution. An official doctorate transcript must be received by August 21, 2023.

Required Specialized Training/Certifications:Doctorate in Education, literacy, or related fields from an accredited institution. An official doctorate transcript must be received by August 21, 2023.Required Minimum Work Experience:At least three years of full-time teaching experience as a K-8 classroom teacher; commitment to student-centered learning, teacher preparation, and excellence in teaching; willingness to support the mission of the College (, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:Commitments to equity and justice-oriented education.

Ability to articulate the necessary elements of an equitable and just classroom setting that supports learner development.

Knowledge of current research related to teaching elementary (K-8) reading/literacy, elementary curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Evidence of teaching excellence.

Experience with integrating technology, digital resources, and learning management systems into one’s pedagogy.

Interest and/or ability to develop new curricula in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Evidence of conducting scholarly research.Additional Desirable QualificationsAdditional Desirable Qualifications:Experience in teaching in a university setting.

Experience supervising student teachers.

Experience teaching upper elementary and/or middle grades.

Experience in field-based teacher education programs.

Experience in creating/leading professional development activities for teachers.

Expertise in using technology for teaching and learning, including developing advanced pedagogies for teaching online courses.

Experience with service in a university setting at the departmental and college levels.

Evidence of a commitment to student success and collaboration with colleagues.

Knowledge of standards for professional organizations (e.g., National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE], International Literacy Association [ILA], and the National Association for Education of the Young Child [NAEYC]).

OtherSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV and unofficial transcripts.Contact Information:
Dr. Kristen L. White, 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: Feb 27 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 28 2023 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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