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 Reading/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.
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. We seek tenured or tenure-track faculty who are reading specialists with expertise, experience, and a research agenda focused on early, elementary, middle and/or H.S. literacy/reading and writing theory and research; whose work advances issues of diversity, access, and social justice in education and society; who have expertise and experience in emergent reading, literacy/reading theory and research; and who are knowledgeable about current and innovative practices related to reading and writing. The position requires a candidate with expertise in literacy development and/or reading, and who has a strong background in teaching reading/writing in K-12 literacy settings.
The scholar filling this position must have:
· An emerging (Assistant Professor) or demonstrated (Associate Professor) record of scholarship in publishing in reading education.
· Experience and expertise in teacher education and the preparation of educators who can create cultures of literacy through understanding and honoring diverse literacy repertoires in and out of the classroom.
· The capacity to and interest in conducting a research and publication agenda that aligns with and advances the GSE's commitment to inclusivity, diversity, access, equity, social justice, and urban teacher education.
· Practical experience in supporting the developmental process of reading in clinical settings
Start date: Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 2021.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Carrie Lobman firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Cheryl McLean.
Minimum Education and Experience:
· Demonstrate scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, securing external research support, and presenting at national and international scholarly conferences. There must be evidence of scholarly publications in reading education.
· Pursue an active research agenda in reading and literacy.
· Be able to teach graduate reading methods courses, and courses in foundational and developmental literacy and reading within the reading specialist/supervisor certification program and the elementary and middle school initial certification programs.
· Address issues around the practice of reading and writing that are grounded within equity, diversity, urban education, and social justice frameworks.
· Advise and supervise masters and doctoral students; participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service missions of the GSE and the University.
· Contribute to the growth of initial teaching certification students, and masters and doctoral students becoming reading specialists/supervisors, and teacher educators.
Additional Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor Level Candidates seeking appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must have a demonstrated record of scholarly excellence and accomplishments along with teaching, supervision and advising experience that merit appointment at this rank with tenure.
Our school and university 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.
Posting Number: 21FA0264
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 128141
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.