Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Literacy Education at Syracuse University

Information about a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Department of Reading and Language Arts at Syracuse University is posted below. The advertisement is taken directly from the from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading listserv:

The Department of Reading and Language Arts in the School of Education at Syracuse University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Literacy Education with a focus in intervention. Required qualifications: An earned doctorate, or completion of doctoral degree by August 2016, in literacy education, teacher education, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, special education, educational psychology, or a related field with emphasis in literacy. The successful candidate will have prior college/university teaching experience and a minimum of 3 years teaching in K-12 classrooms or equivalent settings.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise is highly desired in areas such as intervention, literacy acquisition, coaching, and/or assessment. Also of interest is expertise in urban education, multicultural and multilingual education, inclusive schooling, and/or digital literacies. Individuals with experience in quantitative and/or mixed research methods are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and equity in working with students from underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will conduct and publish research as well as seek external funding. The candidate will teach field-based undergraduate and graduate literacy courses taken by students in the Literacy, Teaching English Language Learners, and Special Education programs and collaborate with other faculty. In addition, the
candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students and engage in departmental, school, university and professional service.

Application Procedure: For a detailed position description and online instructions, go to http://www.sujobopps.com (#072133). All applicants must attach a current CV, a letter of interest that includes discussion of research interests and teaching philosophy, contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation and two writing samples.

Review of applications begins November 30, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Marcelle Haddix, at mhaddix@syr.edu.

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.


Post-Doctoral Position at the Florida Center for Reading Research

Information about a postdoctoral research position at the Florida Center for Reading Research is posted below. The advertisement is taken directly from the from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading listserv:

Reading for Understanding Projects

Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University

Christopher Lonigan and Beth Phillips are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the Reading for Understanding project at FCRR. This is a multi-year, multi-study project funded by IES that is exploring longitudinal, assessment, and intervention-related research questions associated with the development and remediation of oral and reading comprehension of children from preschool- through middle-school-age children at risk for delays and difficulties associated with backgrounds of poverty.

The position will primarily involve (1) collaborating with faculty and other project personnel on data analyses and manuscript preparation with extant project data, and (2) developing and conducting investigations of novel secondary research questions.

A Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Communication Disorders or related field is required. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge of reading, language, and research in educational contexts. Candidates are expected to have experience with leading or collaborating on the production of peer-reviewed publications and to be familiar with multi-level analyses and use of relevant software programs (i.e., SPSS, SAS, MPLUS, R).

Interested individuals should email: (a) a cover letter describing your relevant experiences, skills, and future goals; (b) a CV; and (c) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Beth Phillips at bphillips@fcrr.org. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable, but no earlier than December 1, 2015.

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act, http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=benefits/insurance/insurance_home&ops=1