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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:06 AM


The Literacy program within the School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences in the College of Education, Health, and Aviation at Oklahoma State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant level.

The literacy faculty at Oklahoma State University has a broad range of experiences, research emphases, and pedagogical content knowledge. The literacy faculty members have taught elementary through high school, in urban and rural communities, and in diverse communities. We utilize a wide array of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in our efforts to make meaningful contributions to the field of literacy education and to teachers’ and children’s lives. We embrace our university’s land grant mission of making an impact in our community. Our expertise in a variety of areas of teacher education represents our commitment to comprehensive literacy instruction that integrates reading, writing, and language development through literature-based curricula and thoughtful integration of technology. We believe that literacy instruction should be socially and personally relevant, culturally responsive, generative, and clearly based in current and foundational knowledge of effective practices. We are seeking an assistant professor to join this vibrant and collaborative group of literacy scholars.


Responsibilities for this faculty position include:

Conducting a program of focused research and publication;
Teaching undergraduate courses in elementary literacy education;
Teaching graduate literacy courses in our K-12 reading specialist master’s program, and in the Language, Literacy, and Culture option of the Ph.D. program;
Mentoring and advising masters and doctoral students;
Collaborating with public schools and university faculty (Stillwater and Tulsa campuses) to address the needs of literacy learners and educators as well as the community; and,
Engaging in professional service at the program, school, university, national, and international levels.

The successful candidate will appreciate the University’s land grant mission and embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through high-quality and integrated teaching, research, and service. Strong commitment to collaboration and collegiality are highly valued. The position is primarily assigned to the Stillwater campus, but teaching and outreach opportunities extend to the OSU Tulsa campus. Literacy faculty members will work with others within the program, college, and community to enhance and expand existing strengths and increase the positive impact of the program on education in the state of Oklahoma, the region, and the nation.


Minimum requirements:

Ed.D. or Ph.D. in reading/literacy education, or closely related area;
Minimum of three years of successful, full-time K-8 teaching experience in U.S. schools;
Evidence of or demonstrated potential for the ability to establish and sustain a research agenda for advancing knowledge in the field of reading/literacy;
Evidence of or demonstrated potential for highly effective undergraduate and graduate instruction in a wide range of literacy courses that address reading assessment and instruction, writing pedagogy, children’s literature, and literacy coaching;
A record or plan for engagement in service that furthers the land-grant mission of the University;
Evidence of collegiality and collaboration at the higher education levels and with public school communities; and,
Commitment to educational and social equity.

Preferred qualifications:

Reading Recovery certification
Experience with and knowledge of effective, interactive online instruction
Experience developing collaborative relationships with communities
Experience procuring grants and funding for research and development projects

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include comprehensive medical and retirement plans.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: The process of reviewing applications will begin October 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled (contingent upon available funding).

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching (including philosophy, practices, and experiences), statement of research interests (including current and future research pursuits), transcripts, and the names and complete contact information (phone, email, physical mailing address) of three professional references. Each candidate will be notified when initial application materials are received.

Applicants should secure at least three professional letters of recommendation. Letters should be sent directly from the recommending individual, and emailed to Lisa Baker, STLES Administrative Assistant, at

For more information about the Literacy Education program, please visit our website at For more information about the program or position, contact search committee chair Dr. Sue Christian Parsons at

Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher education dedicated to scholarship, teaching, and service, with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. Information regarding the College of Education, Health and Aviation may be found at

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