Open Rank Visiting Professor in Elementary Literacy Education Program
The Department of Teaching and Learning Elementary Education Program at the University of Iowa invites applications for a two-year, 9-month (academic year) open rank visiting faculty position to fulfill the teaching, research, and service duties outlined below. The position will begin August 18, 2021 through May 12, 2023.
Teach undergraduate and courses in elementary literacy education
Coordinate field experiences for the elementary literacy methods courses
Conduct research in an area of specialization within elementary literacy
Participate in service to the program, department, college, and university
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
Two-year (9-month), non-renewable, visiting faculty position beginning August 18, 2021 through May 12, 2023. Credential and criminal background check required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Department and the Program
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa at the University of Iowa includes over 35 faculty members. It includes nine teacher education programs as well as MAT/MS/MA and PhD graduate programs. The Elementary Education Program provides instruction to over 380 students each year. Elementary literacy includes a sequence of courses that collectively address children's literature, reading and language arts methods in primary and intermediate grades; assessment; and inclusive practices for diverse literacy learners. Throughout the courses, students have opportunities to apply theories and new practices in local schools, followed by a semester-long reading practicum in a K-6 classroom. Instruction across the course sequence reflects a developmental orientation with an emphasis on literacy as a social practice. A central aim of the elementary literacy area is to prepare anti-racist teachers to work across all elementary classrooms. The Department has an active Solidarity Committee who guides work on equity, justice, and anti-racist education the Teacher Education Program.
About the College
The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College has a Strategic Plan (https://education.uiowa.edu/office-assessment-and-continuous-improvement/strategic-plan), which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is working intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative ( http://education.uiowa.edu/anti-racism-collaborative ).
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #34 among the nation's 629 public universities (U. S. News & World Report). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools , historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.