The School of Education (SOE) at Iowa State University invites applications for a nine-month appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, in Literacy and Multicultural/Social Justice Education with a start date of August 16, 2018. The position carries a three course per semester teaching load.

Specifically, we are looking for a faculty colleague to (a) teach courses in literacy in our undergraduate elementary teacher education program, (b) teach undergraduate courses in Multicultural/Social Justice Education in our elementary and secondary teacher education programs, (c ) potentially teach additional graduate courses in literacy and courses in our graduate certificate in Education for Social Justice, and (d) participate in the life of the School of Education, including program-level meetings, as appropriate.

The School of Education is committed to engaging in rigorous and socially meaningful research, preparing leaders and practitioners across the P-20 continuum who support rich and equitable learning opportunities for all students, and supporting public education as a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant, and just society. We strive to be a national leader in educational theory, policy, and practice, and to honor the land-grant tradition and the broader mission of the university to serve the people of Iowa.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.


  • An earned doctorate in Literacy or a closely related field by the start date of August 16, 2018.
  • Certification/licensure and/or at least one year of professional experience as an elementary classroom teacher.
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity.
  • Potential to teach graduate-level courses and mentor graduate students.


  • Three or more years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher.
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the post-secondary level.

TO APPLY: All application materials must be submitted electronically at https:/ www.iastatejobs.com/. Once on this website, search by posting number: 800073 and apply by clicking on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Letter of application addressing your interests and qualifications for this position;
2) Complete curriculum vitae that includes current email contact information;
3) A scholarly manuscript that reflects work you have done that is relevant to the position (please attach as “Other Document”); and
4) Contact information for three academic references.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Dr. Isaac Gottesman, Search Chair ( isaacg@iastate.edu)