Assistant/Associate Professor College of Education

We are searching for an experienced Assistant/Associate Professor College of Education at our Detroit campus location.

 

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.

 

Essential Functions (Job Duties):

The College of Education at Wayne State University invites applications for an assistant professor in English Education in the Reading, Language, & Literature Program area to begin in Fall 2023. The successful candidate will have research, teaching, and service responsibilities each semester (fall and winter).

 

The successful candidate will join the Division of Teacher Education (TED) whose faculty, staff, and students are committed to urban education and social justice. TED’s Reading, Language & Literature (RLL) program prepares educators and leaders in the fields of English Language Arts Education (7-12), Early Elementary and Upper Elementary Literacy Education (PK-6), and Children’s Literature through coursework that emphasizes the relationship between culture, language, and learning and the significance of language education for educational access and equity and social justice in a democratic society.

 

Located in the cultural center of Detroit midtown, Wayne State University (WSU) is within walking distance of major museums, theaters, and music venues. It is one of only two public urban universities in Michigan with the highest possible designation for both Research and Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU’s 200-acre campus is home to 13 schools and colleges and nearly 28,000 students. WSU offers over 350 academic programs across the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

 

Essential Functions:

 

Pursue an active research program in English education.

Procure grants.

Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate English education and literacy courses, including in-service initiatives for practicing teachers.

Supervise and direct graduate essay projects, theses, and dissertations.

Advise masters, education specialists, and doctoral students in English Education and Reading, Language and Literature Education.

Participate in collaborative efforts with colleagues in the College, University and professional community.

Participate in Division, College, and University academic and collaborative activities.

 

 

Qualifications:

Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) degree in either English Education, Literacy Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and/or Teaching & Learning with a specialization in English Education, or a related field.

 

Minimum of three years of experience working in 7-12 school contexts.

 

University-level teaching experience, including on-campus, online, and hybrid formats.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in urban, racially and linguistically diverse, and inclusive settings. Experience with State level initiatives. Experience with national and state accreditation. Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

Working Conditions:

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

Background Check Requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work.  If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.