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Requisition # 3487

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Friday, April 30th, 2021
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
College:College of Education
Department:Iowa Reading Research Center


Salary:$56,712.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

The University of Iowa College of Education

Iowa Reading Research Center

Postdoctoral Scholar in Special Education or Related Field


The Iowa Reading Research Center has an open Postdoctoral Scholar position in the areas of literacy development, reading or writing disabilities, dyslexia, and literacy instruction. This scholar will conduct research and will support on-going projects in preK-12 schools. In addition to personal and center-related data collection and dissemination, the postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for teaching one course in the Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program each semester.


Twelve-month appointment starting in summer 2021 or beginning of the academic year, August 2021. Position may be renewed for a second year.


Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Education Requirement:

Candidate must have a PhD in Education, Literacy, Special Education, Communications Sciences and Disorders, or related field.

Required Qualifications:

•    Three years of certified teaching experience

•    Relevant experience in scholarship and research in literacy, literacy instruction, reading and writing development, reading and writing interventions for students with literacy difficulties, or a related field. Candidate must also be able to demonstrate a firm understanding of quantitative methodology and data analysis.

•    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

•    Willingness to take on leadership roles

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Must submit a writing sample (journal publications or thesis with methods chapter/section) as part of the application submission

Desirable Qualifications:

•    Experience writing and obtaining external funding

•    Prior teaching in literacy development or reading and writing disability courses

•    Familiarity with or interest in the area of dyslexia

•    Management of research projects

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
Writing sample - see qualifications
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Deborah Reed -
Cedu-Teaching & Learning
Blank Honors Center
221 North Clinton
345 BHC
Iowa City, IA 52245
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