Tenure Status
Tenured/Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant or Associate

Position Number: 008791

Department: Reading Education & Specl Education – 260200

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Reading Education or closely-related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires successful completion of all doctoral requirements by the agreed upon start date.
  • Expertise in beginning reading development and early literacy assessment, instruction, and intervention.
  • Expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and remediation of reading difficulties.
  • Experience teaching graduate and/or undergraduate literacy courses.
  • Demonstrated potential for supervising undergraduate and graduate students in a clinical setting (or related context).
  • Demonstrated potential for quality research and other scholarly activities.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

  • Experience teaching striving readers and students with disabilities in individualized and group settings.
  • Experience teaching and/or working closely to support pre-service and in-service educators.
  • Appreciation and understanding of traditional and non-traditional graduate and undergraduate students, as well as adult professionals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to value and support the diversity and inclusion efforts of the university ( https://diversity.appstate.edu).
  • Demonstrated potential of securing external funding.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

Department of Reading Education and Special Education Department: The Reading Program consists of 8 tenured or tenure-track faculty, as well as 5 full- and part-time non-tenure-track faculty. The program offers an MA degree in reading and language arts with concentrations in classroom/clinical or adult literacy, an add-on certification in reading and education, and a concentration in the doctoral program. Central to the Appalachian Reading Program experience is the Anderson Reading Clinic where graduate and undergraduate students are mentored as they apply assessment and intervention strategies while working with striving readers. For more information on the department: https://rese.appstate.edu/. For more information on the Anderson Reading Clinic: https://www.facebook.com/AppstateReadingClinic/.

Reich College of Education: The Reich College of Education, established in 1968, is one of Appalachian State University’s oldest colleges. It was named for benefactor Lois Reich in 1987. Appalachian has deeply rooted traditions in education. Our reputation for preparing quality educators as well as our commitment to student and alumni success contributes to the value of an Appalachian education. The college offers a broad range of comprehensive degree programs: Baccalaureate, Masters, Specialist, and Doctoral levels as well as programs leading to certificates/certification and licensure. The college seeks to provide a well-balanced program of classroom and clinical experiences while maintaining a cooperative, forward-thinking posture. For more information on the Reich College of Education: https://rcoe.appstate.edu/.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach three courses each semester. This may include a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses with traditional, non-traditional, and professional students.
  • Instruction may occur on-campus (classroom/clinical), off-campus, hybrid, or fully online.
  • Teach and supervise graduate students through the Anderson Reading Clinic during the summer months with an additional summer contract.
  • Establish and maintain an active program of scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and grant applications.
  • Engage in service activities at the departmental, college, and university level.
  • Additional duties may include advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, developing curricula for new courses, and supervising undergraduate students as they work with children in the Anderson Reading Clinic.
  • Opportunities to mentor doctoral students in the Literacies and Exceptionalities concentration of the college-wide Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year
9 months

Physical Demands of Position


Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/03/2020

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of the following:

  • 1) Letter of interest addressing the position description, required and preferred qualifications, experience, and scholarly areas of interest.
  • 2) Curriculum vitae
  • 3) Three professional references with contact information. Please arrange for these (3) professional references to send a reference letter directly to the Co-Chair of the search committee, Beth Buchholz at buchholzba@appstate.edu.

Screening of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or maxeymr@appstate.edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Search Chair Name
Beth Buchholz and David Koppenhaver

Search Chair Email
buchholzba@appstate.edu and koppenhaverd@appstate.edu

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