Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Reading and Literacy, School of Education

Posted Date 6 months ago(10/1/2019 11:02 AM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
School of Education
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


The Department of Teacher Education at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Teacher Education specializing in Reading and Literacy Education (P-12) to begin in the Fall of 2020. This is a full-time, tenure track appointment. 


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


Applicants who are interested in working with teacher education faculty in a collaborative, creative environment to prepare candidates for initial licensure and advanced certification are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and reading education in both face to face and blended online environments; producing scholarly research and publications; advising students; collaborating with schools; contributing to School of Education initiatives; and engaging in service to the department, school, university, and community.


The School of Education prepares transformative teachers and leaders to positively impact students’ lives. The School of Education actively seeks to attract, retain and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in literacy/reading or in a related area with a minor in literacy equivalent to 18 graduate level semester hours
  • Three years K-12 teaching experience
  • Expertise in field-based teacher preparation
  • Experience with collaborative school and community-based initiatives and partnerships
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and make scholarly contributions to the field of education

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level
  • Experience with EdTPA
  • Experience working on externally funded projects and seeking external funding
  • Experience with use of technology integration in teaching

For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs. Review of application materials will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a position-specific cover letter into the application, and include the listed documents below:

  • CV
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Scholarly/Professional Writing Sample
  • Description of Research Agenda
  • Graduate Transcripts
  • Sample Course Syllabus
  • Additional Documents

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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