Nationally ranked among US News & World Report's Best Education Graduate Schools, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey's flagship public university. Committed to Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks an outstanding scholar at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Literacy Education to join the program in Literacy and Reading Education within the Department of Learning and Teaching and the GSE's equity, social justice, and urban teacher education programs. We seek tenured or tenure-track faculty colleagues whose research focuses on early childhood, elementary/middle school literacy with expertise in literacy theory and research practices related to reading and writing and who have experience or expertise in teacher education that advances issues of diversity, access, and social justice in education and society.
The scholar filling this position will conduct a research and publication agenda that advances Rutgers Graduate School of Education's pursuit of Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education. The position requires expertise in literacy and a demonstrated record of having successfully taught children to read. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, securing external research support, and presenting at national and international scholarly conferences. The scholar will contribute to the growth of initial certification students, masters and doctoral students becoming reading specialist, supervisors and teacher educators. The scholar filling this position will teach literacy courses grounded in equity, diversity, urban education, and social justice frameworks within the elementary and middle school initial certification program, as well as courses leading to a degree and certification as a reading specialist such as Teaching Struggling Readers, Multimodal and Digital Literacies and Reading, and Writing Across the Disciplines. The scholar filling this position will advise students including doctoral students; participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service missions of the Graduate School of Education and the University.
Applicants are required to have earned a doctoral degree from an accredited major research university with a specialization in literacy. In screening applicants, we will be looking for evidence of demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in preK-12 education; scholarly accomplishments aligned with securing competitive external research funding; commitment to a strong, productive, and externally funded research program; and evidence of preK-12 teaching experience and effective teaching at the university level. Candidates seeking appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must have a demonstrated record of scholarly excellence and accomplishments that merits appointment at this rank with tenure. Our School and University strongly encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 2020.
Nominations and/or questions should be directed to the Search Committee Co-chairs Dr. Carrie Lobman (email@example.com) and Dr. Cheryl McLean.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants are required to have earned a doctoral degree from an accredited major research university with a specialization in literacy.
Candidates seeking appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must have a demonstrated record of scholarly excellence and accomplishments that merits appointment at this rank with tenure.
In screening applicants, we will be looking for evidence of demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in education/higher education.
Our school and university are especially interested in applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions. Salary and terms of appointment are commensurate with qualifications.
Computer, fax, copier
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Posting Number: 19FA2457
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 105469
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.