Overview

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University is seeking to fill an open-rank tenure-track position in the Graduate Program in Developmental Education. Developmental Education is a field of research, policy, and practice focused on student success at the postsecondary level. The field aims to understand and support all students in postsecondary contexts, but especially students who struggle and students who are identified as academically underprepared.

This innovative and rapidly growing program offers Ph.D., Ed.D., and M.A. degrees in developmental education with three specialization areas: developmental literacy, learning support, and developmental mathematics. Our graduates typically work with learners in community college and other postsecondary settings. The search committee is looking for a candidate with the expertise and ability to serve in the developmental literacy specialization area within a Hispanic-Serving Institution. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, especially those who will contribute diverse perspectives to the program. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Publishing peer-reviewed research at national and international levels in the areas of developmental education and/or related fields.
  • Seeking external funding in developmental education and/or related fields.
  • Presenting on research and practice at local, national, and/or international conferences.
  • Teaching doctoral- and master’s-level courses related to postsecondary developmental literacy. Course topics include, but are not limited to, theory, research, and pedagogy with a focus on developmental education and/or related postsecondary contexts.
  • Serving on thesis and dissertation committees.
  • Recruiting, advising, and mentoring graduate students.
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Engaging in service at the departmental, college, university, and professional levels.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank:

  • Earned doctorate, by hiring date, in a field of study relevant to developmental literacy education.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly activity with a focus on postsecondary contexts, commensurate with rank.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly expertise with students who are linguistically and/or culturally diverse.
  • Evidence of the potential to establish and sustain a strong research agenda as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc., commensurate with rank.

Required Qualifications for Associate Professor or Professor Rank:

  • Earned doctorate, by hiring date, in a field of study relevant to developmental literacy education.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity with a focus on postsecondary contexts, commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of scholarly expertise with students who are linguistically and/or culturally diverse.
  • Evidence of the ability to establish and sustain a strong research agenda as evidenced by publications, presentations, grants, etc., commensurate with rank.
  • To be eligible for hire at the associate professor or professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department-established standards.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank:

  • Demonstrated potential for research and practice in the areas of developmental education, postsecondary student success, college readiness, transitions to college, and/or transitions from college to work.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly and practical expertise in developmental/postsecondary literacy in areas related to language and culture.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly and practical experience with students who are linguistically and/or culturally diverse.
  • Demonstrated potential for published research in literacy education, developmental education and/or a related area, commensurate with rank.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in graduate-level teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to non-deficit approaches to educating and researching with under-prepared populations.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in course/program-development and teaching at the university level, commensurate with rank.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students, including directing dissertations.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in seeking external grants and contracts, commensurate with rank.
  • Demonstrated potential for successful collaboration with university colleagues, students, and staff within a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications for Associate Professor or Professor Rank:

  • Evidence of research and practice in the areas of developmental education, postsecondary student success, college readiness, transitions to college, and/or transitions from college to work.
  • Evidence of scholarly and practical expertise in developmental/postsecondary literacy in areas related to language and culture.
  • Evidence of scholarly and practical experience with students who are linguistically and/or culturally diverse.
  • Evidence of published research in literacy education, developmental education and/or a related area, commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of success in graduate-level teaching.
  • Evidence of a record of non-deficit approaches to educating and researching with under-prepared populations.
  • Evidence of excellence in course/program-development and teaching at the university level, commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of success in advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students, including directing dissertations.
  • Evidence of success in seeking external grants and contracts, commensurate with rank.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with university colleagues, students, and staff within a diverse environment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Review of materials will continue open until filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20726, will be accepted and considered.

To apply, send (1) a letter of interest that addresses your philosophy of teaching effectiveness, your research agenda, and your experiences in relation to the required and preferred qualifications sections of the posting; (2) a relevant scholarly writing sample; (3) unofficial transcripts from all degree-granting institutions; (4) a list of names and contact information of three professional references; and (5) a curriculum vitae that includes all degrees and certifications, all professional experience, and list of courses taught, scholarship.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.