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Faculty - Chair - Reading - 12PE-READ01

Position Deleted on 10/23/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Denton, TX
  • Faculty - Education - Reading & Developmental Ed. (study of)
  • Faculty - Education - Curriculum and Instruction
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Texas Woman's University
College of Professional Education
Associate/Full Professor Tenure Track Faculty and
Chair of Department of Reading/Literacy
Jode Code: 12PE-READ01

The Department of Reading at Texas Woman's University invites applications and nominations for an exceptional individual with vision, academic credentials, leadership and administrative ability for the position of Department Chair. Our department has nine tenure track faculty, graduate teaching and research assistants, and a pool of highly qualified adjunct instructors.

Our department offers doctoral and master's degrees in reading and courses in the undergraduate teacher education and Master of Arts in Teaching programs. The department offers both face-to-face and blended online master's degree programs and is a leader in using a broad variety of technologies. Faculty members are also involved in various professional development initiatives with school districts across the United States, Texas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.

Our department is dedicated to developing and empowering exemplary literacy educators who consistently demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching, theory, research, inquiry, and leadership. Our faculty is responsive to the complexities of literacy learning in multiple social and cultural contexts and works together to address the changing needs of literacy learners and the global community we serve. A strong component of our department includes our emphasis on advocacy, partnerships with schools, and work in the field.

TWU is a comprehensive public co-ed university committed to a mission that promotes diversity, women and leadership. Located in Denton, Texas, near Dallas/Fort Worth, one of the most highly rated and fastest growing areas in the nation, TWU offers a wide variety of nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs at the master's and doctoral level. The university holds the Carnegie Classification of Doctoral/Research University.

The Department Chair serves as a leader, scholar, manager, mentor, and change-agent within the department. The chair also serves as an advocate for faculty and programs at the college and university level and collaborates with the faculty to carry out the mission of the department. The appointment is a 12-month contract.

* Doctorate in literacy/reading or closely related field
* Successful department and/or program leadership
* Successful university teaching experience
* Eligible for appointment at level of associate or full professor
* Commitment to collaboration and the department's mission
* Strong organizational, leadership, mentoring and interpersonal skills
* Three years public/private school reading/literacy teaching experience

* Experience including chairing master's and doctoral committees
* Leadership in professional organizations
* Expertise in practice based literacy teacher education preparation
* Expertise in securing grants and funding for development projects
* Expertise in developing collaborative relationships within communities

To apply, please submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, copy of one recent publication, and three independent letters of reference, including names, addresses and telephone numbers via email to (email header or subject line must include job title and job code number 12PE-READ01). Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding Texas Woman's University, this position and benefits, please visit our website at For questions about the position, contact Dr. Lettie K. Albright (, 940-898-2045) or Dr. Claudia Haag (, 940-898-2226).
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