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Faculty - Reading - 13PE-READ01

Position Deleted on 6/05/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Denton, TX
Faculty - Education - Reading & Developmental Ed. (study of)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus
Department: Reading
Title: Assistant / Associate Professor
Salary: Salary competitive, depending on qualifications and experience
Job Code: 13PE-READ01
Date Closed: Open until filled

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in reading education in both face-to-face and blended/hybrid online environments, supervising related practicum experiences and graduate student research, conducting an active research agenda, and providing service to the university, community, and profession.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor:
  • Early career
  • Earned doctorate in reading or related literacy area by August 1, 2013 (18 doctoral level credit hrs. in reading or related literacy area)
  • Three years public/private school teaching experience
  • Dedication to excellence in university teaching
  • Commitment to collaboration and the department's mission
  • Ability to conduct and report research with appropriate publications record for point of entry into position
  • Successful university teaching experience
  • Commitment to practice based literacy teacher education preparation
  • Commitment to developing collaborative relationships with communities
Qualifications for Associate Professor
  • Earned doctorate in reading or related literacy area (18 doctoral level credit hrs. in reading or related literacy area)
  • Three years public/private school teaching experience
  • Commitment to collaboration and the department's mission
  • Demonstrated excellence in university teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and report research with appropriate publication record for associate level
  • Experience chairing doctoral committees
  • Leadership in professional organizations
  • Expertise in practice based literacy teacher education preparation
  • Evidence of superior university teaching
  • History of securing grants and funding for development projects
  • Expertise in developing collaborative relationships with communities
The Department of Reading at Texas Woman's University 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 / graduate teacher education programs. The department offers both face-to-face and blended / hybrid online master's degree programs and is a leader in using a broad variety of technologies. Faculty members are also involved in various service and professional development initiatives with school districts located in several countries, across the USA, Texas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.

Our Mission: 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.

To Apply: Please submit (1) cover letter, (2) written statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda, (3) complete curriculum vitae, (4) copy of graduate transcripts, (5) three current letters of reference, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of each reference via email to (E-mail Header or Subject line must include job title: "Reading/Literacy Assistant/Associate Professor " and job code number "13PE-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. Nora White (, 940-898-2240) or Dr. Anne Simpson (, 940-898-2049).

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.
Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.
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