The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Curriculum & Instruction seeks a temporary faculty member in the division of Literacy Education. The applicant’s duties will include teaching with a focus on literacy assessment and evaluation related to the K-8 Reading Endorsement, Literacy Minor and/or Master’s Degree for Literacy Education. The State Reading Endorsement is offered on campus and online with the support of the UNI Literacy Clinic Director. Courses may be offered in both formats over the academic year (fall, spring, and summer possible). Teaching may involve duties such as arranging school sites, program evaluation, course assessments, assigning student matches for tutoring, supervising UNI students, providing timely feedback, and preparing current materials related to literacy assessment and instruction.
UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will collaborate to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
Masters degree in Literacy or related field (e.g. elementary education, teaching) is required. Required qualifications include demonstrated expertise in Literacy assessment and instruction (e.g. graduate degree or emphasis in literacy, Reading Recovery training, Reading Endorsement K-8/5-12, literacy coaching); knowledge and/or experience in working with diverse PreK-12 populations to support literacy achievement, and 3 years teaching experience PreK-8 or commensurate.
Preferred qualifications include earned doctorate in Literacy or a related field; experience working with diverse populations; experience supervising / teaching college-level students face to face and/or online; and demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, school/ community representatives, and parents.
Applications received by June 24, 2019, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Sarah Vander Zanden, search chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-273-7270. Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
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. The University’s attractive size, approximately 12,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit www.uni.edu.