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Assistant Professor - School of Education (Literacy)

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Education

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, home to the state’s first Normal school, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month basis, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Education to begin in August 2020. UW-Platteville is a comprehensive four-year institution of higher education dedicated to empowering personal and professional growth to prepare students to be critical thinkers and global citizens. The School of Education strives to prepare a highly skilled and passionate teaching workforce that is responsive to the needs of schools and communities.

Responsibilities:

The School of Education seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teacher preparation to students from rural and working-class backgrounds.  In addition to teaching developmental and disciplinary literacy courses, faculty are expected to advise undergraduate students, participate in scholarly activities and be active in department, college, university and community public service.  Additional teaching or other responsibilities may be available over the summer depending on the needs and interest of selected candidates.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Education or a related field with advanced preparation related to literacy.  Applicants having completed coursework for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date;
  • Three or more years of successful teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle school setting;
  • Evidence of scholarship in the form of research and/or presentations at the local, regional, state, or national level;
  • An interest and willingness to be actively involved in the delivery of instruction and supervision through off-campus partnerships with local schools;
  • A commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.
  • Expertise in beginning reading development and early literacy assessment, diagnosis, and remediation of reading difficulties.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or interest in supporting the development of a rurally responsive teaching workforce
  • Background and or expertise in Special Education
  • Willingness to teach introductory and foundational courses within the program

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:

The School of Education is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Education and has a long and proud history as the state’s first Normal school.  That legacy lives on in our commitment to modeling inclusive, best-practices to the approximately 500 students we work alongside each year.

 

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by November 3, 2019.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications;  
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • One sample syllabus for a literacy/reading course previously taught or proposed to teach;
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references. At least two of these should be able to address the candidate’s teaching;
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy

 

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Collins, Director, School of Education 

608-342-1248

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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