Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies

Grand Valley State University

Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies

  • Institution: Grand Valley State University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Grand Rapids, MI US
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Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies

  • Grand Valley State University | Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: November 25, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Professor of Literacy Studies

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Grand Rapids, MI US

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Contact Name Lynnea Santoyo

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Job Description

Job no: 494414
Position type: FAC – Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education and Community Innovation


Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies, Full-time, Tenure-track (early/elementary literacy)

Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies, Full-time, Tenure-track (elementary/secondary literacy)



Earned doctorate by August 2023 in Literacy Education or similar area, ABD candidates considered
At least three years of successful literacy teaching with reading specialist certification preferred
Knowledge of theory and research in literacy education, teacher education, and social/critical theory, learning theory
Effective oral, written and collaborative skills
Demonstrated competence in or a potential for university teaching
Evidence of accomplishment or strong potential of success in research and scholarly writing
Eligible for Michigan teacher certification
Willingness to teach using multi-media modes of instruction and online courses

Teach three undergraduate or graduate courses or their equivalent each semester in the Literacy Studies program. Possible courses include reading assessment, elementary or secondary reading methods, language & literacy interventions, language arts curriculum, and literacy coaching/professional development.
Supervise graduate student practicum and thesis/ projects
Advise undergraduate/graduate students
Carry out scholarly activities such as research, publication, grant writing, presentations
Provide service to the unit, university, profession and community
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  College of Education & Community Innovation


SALARY:  Competitive with comprehensive benefits package




HOW TO APPLY: HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, *two recommendation letters, a copy of transcripts, and a statement of commitment to inclusive pedagogy that includes a summary of ongoing and anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching and scholarship. The online application system will allow candidates to electronically attach these documents.  If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215. Additional information about GVSU is available on our website at


Closing date:  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

*Attach in “Other” section
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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