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Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Literacy
Location: Normal, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/04/2018
Expire Date: 11/04/2018
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Assistant/Associate Professor in Literacy
One of the Largest Special Education Programs in the U.S. Seeks Assistant/Associate Professor in Literacy

The Department of Special Education at Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, IL, invites applications for a tenure-track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Literacy.

Position: This tenure-track position, to start on August 16, 2019, is a nine-month position with the opportunity for summer employment. Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting and supervising research activities, seeking external funding, and providing university and professional service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field with expertise in high-incidence disabilities with a focus on literacy (ABD considered). State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. Employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

Desired Qualifications: Priority will be given to applicants who have experience teaching literacy to individuals with high-incidence disabilities, university teaching experience, and an active research agenda. Individuals with experience in culturally responsive pedagogy or civic engagement are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: Initial review of candidates will begin September 27, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please complete the faculty employment application at Jobs.IllinoisState.edu (posting #0711063). In addition, please submit to the posting a letter of application, description of teaching philosophy, research agenda, vita, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references (name, phone number, email).

Department of Special Education: ISU is a large public university with state and nationally recognized teacher preparation programs. We offer undergraduate programs leading to licensure as a specialist in learning and behavior (LBS, i.e., multicategorical licensure), low vision/blindness (LVB), and deaf/hard of hearing (DHH). Our LBS program is among the largest undergraduate programs in the country, and both our undergraduate and graduate programs (Masterís and Doctoral) have established connections with school partners. The Department is an ideal choice for an individual seeking a balanced professional life where contributions in teaching, research, and service are valued.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/ada/.

Questions regarding this position should be referred to:
Yun-Ching Chung Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
E-mail: ychung@ilstu.edu
Phone: 309-438-2456
Department of Special Education
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790
Qualifications & Requirements
Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in special education or related field with expertise in high-incidence disabilities with a focus on literacy (ABD considered). State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. Employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

Desired Qualifications: Priority will be given to applicants who have experience teaching literacy to individuals with high-incidence disabilities, university teaching experience, and an active research agenda. Individuals with experience in culturally responsive pedagogy or civic engagement are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Abby Bertrand
Phone Number:309 438 5680
Contact Email:ajbertr@ilstu.edu
Website:www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75743
Company Description:
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. Illinois State works as a diverse community of scholars, educators, and staff to support our commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service, and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.
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