Assistant Professor - Reading Education

Position ID: 43906
Georgia State University
College of Education
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
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Assistant Professor
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor–Reading Education Log # 21-003

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University, a Research I institution, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in reading education.  

Responsibilities:  The faculty member is expected to maintain an active portfolio of research, scholarship, teaching, and service efforts. Primary scholarly responsibilities include maintaining an active and productive research agenda, including publications of research and scholarly work, participation in professional organizations, and presentations at conferences. Primary instructional responsibilities include teaching reading methods courses to pre-service teachers in initial certification programs as well as graduate level teaching focused on reading education and other courses as needed. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate students and serving on departmental, college, and university committees.  


  • an earned doctorate in reading education, literacy education or a related field;
  • demonstrated emphasis on multicultural education including, but not limited to, culturally responsive teaching, culturally relevant pedagogy, or critical race theory;
  • demonstrated research and instructional efforts focused on reading education reflective of global and technological trends in education;
  • a background in teaching undergraduate reading methods courses;
  • minimum of three years professional experience teaching PreK-5th grade students or educator preparation and experience with the edTPA is preferred.

Position description: The department has a strong history of working with schools, teachers, and students in the Atlanta metropolitan area. We are looking for a colleague who brings a dynamic and creative focus on cultivating reading teachers to work with culturally diverse PreK-5th grade students in urban settings.

Application Procedure:  Interested applicants should submit: letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, 2-3 page research statement, sample of recent scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest. 

Email application materials to Ms. La’Twan Roddey at

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Sarah Bridges-Rhoads at

For more information, see

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2020. The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Members of ethnic minority groups, women, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Multicultural Education
Reading Teacher Education
Literacy Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching (PreK - 5 Grade)
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator