The EIU Department of Teaching, Learning, and Foundations seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a Specialization in Reading to teach both undergraduate and graduate coursework in Reading, using multiple modes of delivery. Faculty members also supervise and assist with field experiences, mentor undergraduate and graduate student research, collaborate in and create new partnerships with public school teachers and administrators, develop or maintain an active research agenda (including publications, professional presentations, and external grant proposals), provide service aligned with area(s) of expertise and participate in program development. Starting date is August 16, 2019.

Successful candidates will be committed to the Departmental Mission of providing current and future educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the challenges of today’s classroom.

The educational/experience requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Doctorate in Reading or closely related field. ABD with confirmed defense date will be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience, inclusive of diagnostic and prescriptive reading in US public schools
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence


  • Experience teaching at the college/university level
  • Experience teaching online courses
  • Experience with partnerships between public schools and universities
  • Experience with educational research – an active research agenda or the ability to articulate a future research agenda
  • Active with professional education organizations, preferably in Reading and/or ELA

Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. A growing student body of 8,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, with teacher education serving as signature programs of the university. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service opportunities, including numerous and substantive initiatives to assist you in furthering your research agenda (course release, summer research stipends, internal grant opportunities, travel expenditure). The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a small community with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Send a letter of application, along with unofficial transcripts, a current vita, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/55242. Official transcripts will be requested prior to employment. Questions about application documents and/or processes should be directed to Dr. Dawn VanGunten, Search Committee Chair, at dvangunten@eiu.edu. Review of applications continues until the position is filled.