Associate/Full Professor

University of Northern Iowa in Iowa

Deadline February 10, 2014
Date Posted January 15, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Richard O. Jacobson Endowed Chair in Literacy

Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education


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The University of Northern Iowas College of Education is seeking an associate/full professor to join its Department of Curriculum and Instruction, with appointment beginning in the fall semester 2014.  The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.


One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 17 years.


The universitys size—just more than 12,100 students—allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. For more information, visit


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers doctoral, masters, and undergraduate education programs. As a full-time faculty member, the successful candidate will meet all the requirements associated with Scholarship, Teaching, and Service to the University, as well as complement and expand the work of our current Literacy Education faculty.


Responsibilities include designing, facilitating, and maintaining an active, rigorous research agenda in literacy education, including publications in scholarly journals, presentations at professional conferences and meetings, and applications for external grant funding; teaching literacy education courses at the post-graduate, graduate, and/or undergraduate levels; providing programming for inservice and preservice teachers; coordinating an annual educational summit; contributing to the programs multicultural/diversity emphasis; and supporting students at the graduate and post-graduate levels which may include serving on thesis and dissertation committees. The successful candidate will collaborate with other programs across the department and college and support the vision and mission of the University of Northern Iowa.


The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in literacy education or related field. The candidate must also have a proven record of research in literacy; at least three years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or secondary level; evidence of experience with culturally diverse learners; record of professional and public service to the field; and knowledge of effective instructional practices in literacy education. Candidates will either need to demonstrate completion of preparation as a trainer in the Partnerships in the Comprehensive Literacy model or be willing to complete that preparation within the first year of appointment. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate expertise in both empirical and qualitative research designs; experience in conducting large-scale research projects; and acquiring and administering grants. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate extensive knowledge of the Reading Recovery intervention.


To apply, visit Applications received by February 10, 2014 will be given full consideration. The department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.  Pre-employment background checks are required.  For more information, contact Dr. Salli Forbes, Associate Professor of Literacy Education, at or by phone at (563) 321-0004.  The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.


The University is a smoke-free campus.

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