Tenure-Track Position in Literacy, Culture and Language Education at IUPUI

The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI in Indianapolis is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor of elementary literacy education with a commitment to urban education and a readiness to teach literacies for the 21st century.


  • Design and teach reading/literacy curriculum introducing theory and pedagogy which support readers with diverse perspectives, languages, cultures, and abilities.
  • Collaborate with faculty in the elementary teacher education program to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with local schools.
  • Conduct scholarly research, publication, and grant-writing.
  • Assist in ongoing program development, revisions, and evaluation.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Provide service to department, university, community, and professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education or equivalent degree with research focus on reading/literacy education at the elementary level.
  • Strong methodological training in research.
  • Capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary reading and literacy methods and literacy education.
  • Evidence of commitment in the areas of diversity, social justice, innovation in working with schools, organizations, and colleagues.
  • Expertise working with diverse and urban student populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in urban K-6 schools.
  • Expertise in developmental processes of learning to read and write, individualized and classroom assessment, discourse analysis of classroom interaction, and specific strategies to support struggling readers.
  • Expertise in elementary bi-literacy or English as a Second Language.
  • Experience in integrating technology into teaching.


  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is renowned for service learning and civic engagement.
  • Urban campus hosts more than 30,000 students.
  • Nationally-ranked programs in nursing, public and environmental affairs, law, and health.
  • School of Education embraces an urban education mission.
  • Small, but vibrant teacher education program with a long history of innovative partnerships with the local public schools.
  • Offering certificates in literacy, licenses in reading, masters in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education and other educational fields, and a doctorate in Urban Education Studies.
  • Faculty members collaborate on interdisciplinary curriculum, grants, and research.
  • Support centers like the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education.
  • Core campus relationship with Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Candidates should submit

  1. Letter of application describing their research, teaching interests, civic engagement and experience with diversity issues, teaching diverse student populations, or working in a multicultural environment
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Samples of scholarship
  4. At least three letters of reference.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Starting date is August 1, 2014. Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send materials to:
Indiana University School of Education, IUPUI
c/o Ashley Clemons
902 W. New York Street, ES 3138
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5155
Email: aclemons@iupui.edu

Direct questions to Dr. Beth Berghoff, Search Committee Chair, at bberghof@iupui.edu. Additional information about the School of Education can be found at: http://education.iupui.edu/. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process must notify Dr. Berghoff, a reasonable time in advance. We seek applications from women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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