Overview

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Educational Studies invites qualified teacher educators with expertise in Literacy & Special Education to apply for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 26, 2019.

We seek an educator and scholar who actively connects theory and practice in the classroom, advances the field of teacher education, and brings a current understanding of pedagogical best practices to their teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates who have experience with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to also contribute to other content areas in the department, depending on their area(s) of expertise. Only candidates who will have completed or be near to completing a doctorate degree by the position start date will be considered. Candidates must have an earned doctorate by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaching courses in literacy and special education to elementary/middle level education majors.
  • Teaching other courses depending on the expertise of the applicant.
  • Supervising education majors in clinical field and/or student teaching experiences.
  • Pursuing an active program of scholarly inquiry, including, but not limited to, presentations at conferences and publications in scholarly journals.
  • Advising and mentoring education majors.
  • Engaging in service to the department, School of Education, university, community, and profession.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates for the appointment should have completed or be near to completing a doctorate degree in Literacy or Special Education or related field by the position start date. Degree must be earned no later than May 15, 2020.
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Literacy and Special Education at the elementary/middle level.
  • Evidence of an emerging research agenda that informs their work as a teacher educator.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary teaching.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Sensitive Practices.
  • Experience enacting inclusive practices.
  • Middle level teaching experience.
  • Experience teaching/working with linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse learners.
  • Experience teaching/working within a specific content area that complements the needs of the department (for example: social studies, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), science education, early childhood education).
  • Experience teaching courses at the university level.
  • Experience working with/in a Professional Development School or school partnership program.
  • Experience supervising education majors and/or serving as a cooperating teacher.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

Interested applicants are requested to provide the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, and service experiences and goals. Applicants should address in particular their expertise in Literacy and Special Education, as well as any relevant preferred qualifications listed above.
  2. Curriculum vitae including current contact information.
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts.
  4. Contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Additional application materials may be requested from candidates that progress through later rounds in the search process.

The Department of Educational Studies (DES) is recruiting multiple positions (including Assistant Professor and instructional academic staff tracks). A full listing of the open positions in the department can be found at https://employment.uwlax.edu/ . Qualified applicants are welcome to apply to multiple positions. Please specify in your cover letter the position(s) to which you are applying.