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Iowa State University Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Literacy in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Literacy

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a term faculty position in Elementary Literacy at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. We seek a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will collaborate with current faculty in the design, instruction, and leadership of literacy courses for early childhood education and elementary education teacher preparation programs. This individual will teach undergraduate courses in primary and intermediate literacy pedagogy for early childhood and elementary education educator preparation programs. The individual in this position will also provide instruction in content/pedagogy courses required for the K-8 and 5-12 Reading Endorsement. This individual will serve as the course lead for the primary literacy pedagogy course, collaborating with the course lead of the intermediate literacy pedagogy course and supporting the graduate teaching assistants and lecturers/part-time term faculty assigned to teach sections of this course in order to ensure equity in learning outcomes and opportunities and vertical and horizontal articulation as part of the Educator Preparation Program. This position’s term is for one year with possibility of renewal.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

-Graduate degree in education or a closely related field

-Completion of an educator preparation program and successful licensure/certification in elementary education

-Minimum of three years teaching experience in K-6 reading

-Evidence of a clear social justice stance and equity lens in their teaching and evidence of commitment to equity in education

Preferred Qualifications:

-Graduate degree or specialization area in literacy

-K-8 reading endorsement and experience in teaching primary literacy

-Successful teaching experience in a teacher preparation program or at the post-secondary level

-Experience working in/with preparation of elementary school teachers

-Experience providing professional development to practice educators

-Terminal degree in literacy or a closely related field

Department/Program & College Description:

The School of Education at Iowa State University ( is committed to engaging in rigorous and socially meaningful research, preparing leaders and practitioners across the P-20 continuum that support rich and equitable learning opportunities for all students, and supporting public education as a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant, and just society. We strive to be a national leader in educational theory, policy, and practice, and to honor the land-grant tradition and the broader mission of the university to serve the people of Iowa.

The Iowa State Educator Preparation Program is committed to supporting the development of educators who are socially-just, equity-minded, inclusive, and antiracist. Learnings are framed around what it means to be a professional educator. Our Program is rigorous. Students’ current thinking will be pushed, questioned, and challenged. The Iowa State Educator Preparation Program is committed to ensuring our graduates are able to truly meet the needs of all learners and support the continued growth of the field of education and its systems.

Iowa State University, one of 34 public universities to have membership in the American Association of Universities (AAU), is a leading land-grant institution located in Ames, IA, one of the nation's highest rated metropolitan areas of its size. Centrally located in a state experiencing unprecedented demographic transition, Iowa State University's School of Education is committed to fostering collaborative relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and schools.

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Proposed Start Date:August 16, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:May 15, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:09 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:00 (Faculty)

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information (email and phone) for Three References

4) Statement of Commitment to Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion

Please attach all documents in the required documents section.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:April 8, 2021

Posting Close Date:April 16, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4586

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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