Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading/Literacy
College of Education and Human Development
School of Inclusive Teacher Education
Summary: The School of Inclusive Teacher Education (formerly the School of Teaching and Learning) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Reading/Literacy (with possibility of tenure, pending review) with a start date of August 2024. Teaching and research may be related to one or more of the following areas: assessment, reading disabilities/dyslexia, disciplinary literacy, or reading foundations. The position is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of summer teaching. The School of Inclusive Teacher Education supports the University’s initial teacher licensure programs which span grades PreK-12 and graduate programs in Special Education, Reading, and Curriculum and Teaching. The Graduate Reading programs lead to an Ohio K-12 reading endorsement and a Master of Education degree.
The mission of the School of Inclusive Teacher Education is to build and sustain a dynamic, collaborative community of highly skilled teachers for all levels of education, thereby increasing graduates’ options and those of their students for lives as independent, productive, and contributing citizens. The School is committed to rigorous scholarship, innovative teaching and learning, and civic and professional engagement that places high value on the diversity of individuals and communities in a global society. There are approximately 2000 undergraduate students and more than 200 graduate students in seven initial licensure programs and four graduate programs, with numerous endorsements and certificates. These programs are guided by more than fifty full-time faculty and staff.
The College of Education and Human Development, BGSU’s founding college, is the home to a dynamic and disciplinary diverse group of graduate and undergraduate programs, housed across three academic units: the School of Applied Human Development; the School of Counseling, Higher Education, Leadership, and Foundations; and the School of Inclusive Teacher Education. The College is committed to promoting and supporting a community of inclusion, collaboration, and respect for students, faculty, and staff. A strong sense of community serves as the central tenet for the College’s priorities for integrating professional preparation, leadership and service, experiential learning, and inquiry and innovation in all academic programs and related experiences. The College has extensive partnerships across professional, school, and community settings that facilitate collaboration for student experiences and research opportunities.
As a public university for the public good, Bowling Green State University is a comprehensive, high research university located in northwestern Ohio committed to driving economic and cultural vitality in the region and beyond. Through innovative teaching, research and creative activities, BGSU fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning community where inspired ideas, knowledge and achievements support the region, state and nation. Supporting student success and outcomes, more than 760 talented and passionate faculty members teach across all majors, with nearly 80% holding terminal degrees in their field. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 17 doctoral programs, 57 master’s programs and a significant number of certificate programs.
Guided by Forward, the BGSU strategic plan, the University’s research and creative activities have resulted in a significant increase in extramural funding over the past several years. Committed to meeting workforce needs, BGSU is investing in in-demand academic programs. The University recently established a School of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment and School of Aviation. As a national leader in innovative partnerships, BGSU provides comprehensive and connected opportunities for its learning community in and out of the classroom. The University established the first-of-its-kind Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program in collaboration with Cedar Fair. BGSU also has strategic partnerships in advanced manufacturing, aviation, forensic science, and engineering fields.
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Essential Functions: 1. Teach graduate and undergraduate reading courses (face-to-face, blended, online; 3/3 teaching load) in one or more of the following programs: a) Graduate K-12 Reading Program; b) undergraduate licensure programs. 2. Establish/maintain a productive research line leading to peer-reviewed presentations and publications and engage in grant writing activities as appropriate. 3. Participate in student advising and collaborate in program development. 4. Contribute to the school, college, university, and the profession through select service activities.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Earned doctorate is required for probationary appointment as Assistant/Associate Professor; ABD considered with expected degree completion by August 2024. Degree must be in Reading/Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field with a focus on reading/literacy. 2. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly activities, including research investigations, publications, presentations at professional conferences, and/or grant writing. 3. A minimum of two years professional experience teaching literacy (e.g., classroom teacher, special education teacher, reading specialist, or other related service provider in educational settings) or equivalent. 4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice (e.g., through culturally relevant pedagogy, curriculum development, teaching, service) and preparing educators to work with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications 1. Experience collaborating between special education and general education. 2. Experience integrating current topics in reading (e.g., dyslexia, the science of reading) within the broader context of literacy research and instruction. 3. Effective teaching experience at the college level in multiple modalities.
Application Materials Required 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Names and contact information of three professional references. 4. Statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and goals. 5. Statement of research interests, experience, and goals.
Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned are required for candidates invited for in-person interviews.
Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.
BGSU policy requires finalist to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.
Application Deadline Screening of applicants will begin November 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary & Benefits Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.
Further Information For additional information, contact Dr. Tracy Huziak-Clark, Interim Director, School of Inclusive Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Development, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0240. Phone: 419-372-7363; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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