Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
Rutgers The State University
United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and research statement; (4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who may be contacted as references as well as a brief description of the capacity in which you know each reference. The teaching statement (item 3) should detail the applicant’s experience and approach with teaching reading from a critical, community-engaged, and culturally sustaining perspective while also integrating rigorous instruction in specific reading strategies supported by the latest research in developmental and cognitive psychology. Additionally, candidates must submit at least one, but no more than three, published or unpublished papers; and submit these items as separate attachments, preferably as PDF documents.

Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Position Details

Position Information

 

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Reading/Literacy Education (Tenure Track)
Department GSE - Learning & Teaching
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary
Nationally ranked among US News & World Report’s Best Education Graduate Schools, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey’s flagship public research university. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks outstanding scholars to join the school and to help advance our three thematic strategic plan priority areas of diversity, equity, and social justice, STEM in education, and effective teaching and learning. Accordingly, we seek an outstanding scholar at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading/Literacy Education to join the program in Literacy and Reading Education within the Department of Learning and Teaching and the GSE’s award-winning Urban Social Justice Teacher Education program.

Major Responsibilities: The scholar filling this position will conduct a research, publication and grant agenda that advances Rutgers Graduate School of Education’s pursuit of Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education. The ideal candidate willdemonstrate scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, securing external research support, presenting at national and international scholarly conferences, and engaging actively in professional organizations for literacy education; contribute to the growth of teacher preparation, advanced licensure programs, and doctoral programs; participate in program development and innovation; and develop and teach courses in topics related to literacy education.

Specifically, we seek a dynamic tenured or tenure-track scholar with expertise in literacy learning in K-12 classrooms, with a research agenda focused on early, elementary, middle and/or H.S. literacy/reading and writing theory and research. Candidates with experience and expertise in literacy assessment, individualized instruction, language development, and/or evidence-based reading/writing instruction, which emphasizes innovative and current practices that advance issues of diversity, access, and social justice in education are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience working in and with schools and/or community-based organizations serving linguistically, culturally, racially, ethnically, and economically diverse communities and a commitment to equity-focused teaching, scholarship, and service.
The successful candidate’s teaching and programmatic responsibilities will be primarily in CAEP accredited advanced licensure programs designed for experienced teachers becoming reading specialists, supervisors, coaches, and interventionists at the MA, Ed.D. and Ph.D. levels, with some responsibility within the GSE’s Award-Winning Urban, Social Justice Teacher Education program. This work requires participation in national CAEP program accreditation, state regulatory processes, and outreach to schools and other partner organizations. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the innovation and growth of these programs.

Our School and University strongly encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 1, 2024.
Position Status  
Posting Number 23FA1171
Posting Open Date 10/27/2023
Posting Close Date  
Qualifications

 

Minimum Education and Experience
Applicants are required to have earned a doctoral degree from an accredited major research university with a specialization in reading or literacy. Successful candidates must also possess an emerging (Assistant Professor) or demonstrated (Associate Professor) record of scholarship and publishing in reading/literacy education including presenting at professional conferences and pursuing external research support. The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in teacher education and the preparation of educators who can create cultures of literacy through understanding and honoring diverse literacy repertoires in and out of the classroom. Additionally, the successful candidate must have the capacity and interest in conducting a research and publication agenda that aligns with and advances the GSE’s commitment to inclusivity, diversity, access, equity, social justice, and urban teacher education, and have practical experience in supporting the developmental process of reading in K-12 classroom and in clinical settings with children from diverse backgrounds including racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students, students who have been poorly served by schools, and students with learning disabilities.
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Overview
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with global impact.

Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States, a land-grant university, and a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten® Conference, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 faculty and staff learn, work and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers includes Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University-Newark, and Rutgers University-Camden. Rutgers comprises 33 schools and colleges and is home to more than 300 research centers and institutes. The University is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.
Statement
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root more than 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research university with a global impact. Rutgers–New Brunswick also engages in community initiatives, new and small business development, and serves as a policy resource across New Jersey.

Today, Rutgers–New Brunswick is among the top 25 public national universities in the United States as ranked by US News & World Report. With over 50,000 students and approximately 10,000 faculty and staff, Rutgers–New Brunswick is a vibrant academic community committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and service.

We educate New Jersey’s future leaders. With 17 schools and colleges, Rutgers–New Brunswick offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate and professional degree programs. The university’s more than 500,000 living alumni are making a difference in all 50 states and on six continents.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and an NSF ADVANCE Institution.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment
Posting Details

 

Special Instructions to Applicants
Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and research statement; (4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who may be contacted as references as well as a brief description of the capacity in which you know each reference. The teaching statement (item 3) should detail the applicant’s experience and approach with teaching reading from a critical, community-engaged, and culturally sustaining perspective while also integrating rigorous instruction in specific reading strategies supported by the latest research in developmental and cognitive psychology. Additionally, candidates must submit at least one, but no more than three, published or unpublished papers; and submit these items as separate attachments, preferably as PDF documents.

Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/214474
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details
Forget what you may have heard and prepare to be wowed by New Jersey. From the beauty of our beaches, mountains, forests, and farms to the vibrant diversity of our communities, cities, museums, and landmarks, New Jersey exceeds expectations at every turn.

The Boston to Washington, DC corridor is the economic and cultural capital of the world and New Jersey residents can take advantage of endless opportunities for explorations and experience.

In 1989, Rutgers-New Brunswick was invited to join the Association of American Universities, making it one of the top 66 research universities in North America.

New Jersey is a great place to work and live, hosting 1000 multinational firms and major facilities for most of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. There are more science professionals at work in New Jersey than in any other state in the nation. Ranked by U.S. News & World Reports, Best States Rankings in which they cite the state’s world-class universities; leading technology and biological science firms, reliable and effective public transportation system, the benefits of living in the New York City metro area, and the high median household income. New Jersey’s K-12 education systems rank second in the nation. In 2021, US News & World Report ranked the state first in the country for education. New Jersey’s population is growing (8.9 million and counting) and becoming more diverse. In fact, New Jersey is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states in the nation
Pre-employment Screenings

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Immunization Requirements

 

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

 

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of Professional References (contact Info)
  6. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample 2
  2. Writing Sample 3


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