Assistant Professor of Education

Rutgers The State University

United States

Assistant Professor of Education

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and program development statement; (4) sample lesson plan with reflective statement about its use and effectiveness for diverse literacy learners; and (5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted as references. Submit these items as separate attachments preferably as PDF documents. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Review of applications will start May 17, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled.
Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 2024.

Position Details

Position Information

 

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Teaching Professor of Elementary Reading & Literacy Education (Non Tenure Track Faculty Position)
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 educator at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track) in Reading and Literacy Education, with expertise in elementary/early literacy, 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 successful candidate will assume an active role as a full-time member of the Reading/Literacy Education program and the GSE community. The scholar filling this position will support the coordination of Reading and Early Literacy Specialist programs, teach 18 credits of Reading/Literacy methods or other education courses per calendar year, and recruit and mentor students in the program, and assess the effectiveness of the program for accreditation purposes and participate in the accreditation processes. The ideal candidate will work with colleagues in the GSE and other Rutgers departments to establish a university-wide and statewide presence in K-12 reading across New Jersey; work with colleagues in the GSE to strategically align reading/literacy courses and programs with the urban social justice mission of the GSE through program development and grant writing; and present evidence-based practical workshops at local and statewide conferences. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in program development and innovation, develop courses in topics related to literacy education; and maintain and further develop a community of reading/literacy educators and graduates of the program, and expand it to include teachers from GSE Community School Partnership Network. This candidate will also engage in general service to the department of Learning and Teaching and to the GSE

The successful candidate’s teaching and programmatic responsibilities will be 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 be expected to contribute to the innovation and growth of these programs.

Nominations and/or questions should be directed to the Search Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Esther Ohito at esther.ohito@gse.rutgers.edu, Dr. Dan Battey at dan.battey@gse.rutgers.edu and Dr. Keith Weber.
 
Position Status Full Time
Posting Number 24FA0463
Posting Open Date 05/01/2024
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Qualifications

 

Minimum Education and Experience
Applicants are required to hold a certificate license as a Reading/Literacy Specialist. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in elementary literacy education and have a demonstrated commitment to equity-focused teaching and service. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in theory and research related to literacy instruction, and have extensive experience teaching reading in elementary school or as a coach/interventionist dealing with developmental reading and diagnosis of reading difficulties. Additionally, the successful candidate must have experience and expertise in literacy assessment, individualized instruction, language development, and/or evidence-based reading/writing instruction; and have evidence of innovative practices that advance issues of diversity, access, and social justice in education.
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.
We are especially interested in 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Earned doctoral degree specializing in reading or literacy;
  • A minimum of five years of teaching literacy at the elementary school level;
  • Practical experience supporting reading development in K-6 schools and/or in clinical settings; and
  • Experience in schools and communities serving children with diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
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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
Application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and program development statement; (4) sample lesson plan with reflective statement about its use and effectiveness for diverse literacy learners; and (5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted as references. Submit these items as separate attachments preferably as PDF documents. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Review of applications will start May 17, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled.
Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 2024.
Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/226975
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 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. List of Professional References (contact Info)
  4. Writing Sample 1
  5. Writing Sample 2
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample 3


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