Overview

The Department of Reading at Texas Woman’s University is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a tenure-track position in Reading and a Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura trainer. The department has nine tenure-track faculty positions and offers one of the only Ph.D.’s in Reading Education in the state. Our department provides study in literacy teaching and learning, with an emphasis on connecting practice and theory, from preschool through adult years. Programs are offered at the master¿s and doctoral levels. TWU is one of only two universities in North America that trains Reading Recovery university trainers and the only Descubriendo la Lectura center in the world.

Our department is dedicated to the mission of developing and empowering exemplary literacy educators who consistently demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching, theory, research, inquiry, and leadership. Our faculty is responsive to the complexities of literacy learning in multiple social and cultural contexts and works together to address the changing needs of literacy learners and the global community we serve. A strong component of our department includes our emphasis on advocacy, partnerships with schools, and work in the field.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in reading education in both face-to-face and blended/hybrid online environments; supervising related practicum experiences and graduate student research; conducting an active research agenda; providing service to the department, college, university, community, and profession; and actively working as a Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura trainer.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor

Required

  • Have a doctoral degree in literacy or in a related area with a minor in literacy equivalent to 18 graduate level semester hours
  • Have three years K-12 teaching experience
  • Have successfully completed or be willing to complete post-doctoral training as a Reading Recovery and/or Descubriendo la Lectura University Trainer https://readingrecovery.org/reading-recovery/training/for-trainers/
  • Demonstrate excellence in university teaching
  • Demonstrate evidence of leadership, showing exceptional competence in working with colleagues and teachers
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to conduct and report research with appropriate publication record for point of entry into position

Preferred

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Spanish
  • Knowledgeable about bilingual education
  • Commitment to developing collaborative relationships with communities
  • Understanding of the structures of schools and systems
  • Commitment to practice based literacy teacher education preparation

Qualifications for Associate Professor

Required

  • Have a doctoral degree in literacy or a doctoral degree in a related area with a minor in literacy equivalent to 18 graduate level semester hours
  • Have three years K-12 teaching experience
  • Have successfully completed or be willing to complete post-doctoral training as a Reading Recovery and/or Descubriendo la Lectura University Trainer https://readingrecovery.org/reading-recovery/training/for-trainers/
  • Demonstrated excellence in university teaching
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership, showing exceptional competence in working with colleagues and teachers
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and report research with appropriate publication record for associate level

Preferred

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Spanish
  • Knowledgeable about bilingual education
  • Expertise in developing collaborative relationships with communities
  • Understanding of the structures of schools and systems
  • Expertise in practice based literacy teacher education preparation
  • Experience chairing doctoral committees
  • Experience teaching in a blended/hybrid online environment
  • History of securing grants and funding for development projects

University Information

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university that emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in education, business, nursing, and health sciences. The university is tied for fifth in U.S. News & World Report’s diversity ranking and is a Hispanic-serving institution, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at https://www.twu.edu.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number: IRC27832).