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The University of Wyoming seeks a Fisher Family Executive Director & Associate/Full Professor, Literacy Research Center & Clinic
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Location: Laramie, Wyoming

The Position:
The University of Wyoming’s College of Education seeks a distinguished literacy scholar to serve as the Fisher Family Executive Director & Associate/Full Professor, Literacy Research Center & Clinic. This named executive director/professor will join a vibrant, growing faculty and program that is moving toward national prominence in literacy education. The Center seeks an individual who has solid leadership skills, a strong record of scholarship, extensive professional accomplishments, and a history of successful extramural funding.

In addition to a salary commensurate with the status of a high-profile, established scholar, this 12-month, full-time, tenure-track position provides access to an annual budget and discretionary funds to support research and teaching endeavors.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Center, the Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership and work collaboratively with literacy faculty to continue the development of the Center. The ED is charged with delivering an annual report along with regular status updates to the Dean, donors, the Outreach Advisory Board, and other key stakeholders. The ED also develops and oversees fiscal year budget allocations and supervises the LRCC Office Associate and graduate assistants funded by the Center. The ED will travel extensively within the state to provide professional opportunities for Wyoming schools while establishing and maintaining key partnerships with professionals in public schools and non-governmental organizations.

The Executive Director will join with other named positions in the College of Education (including a named Deanship, two endowed chairs in literacy education, as well as endowed chairs in science education, mathematics education, and early childhood education) to strengthen and expand the impact of literacy education in the College of Education, at the University, within the state, and throughout the nation. The Executive Director will play a leadership role in continuing to develop the LRCC; improving the College’s already excellent undergraduate and master’s programs; further developing a growing doctoral program; expanding opportunities for collaboration among faculty and students; increasing extramural funding and scholarly productivity; expanding outreach to the state and the nation; and continuing to develop a collaborative infrastructure amongst national and international scholars on focused lines of literacy research.

This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate to be available to work on campus.

To Apply:
The University of Wyoming, in consultation with Summit Search Solutions, Inc., will begin a confidential review of application materials immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by November 2, 2023 will be given first consideration. Please submit a CV/resume and a letter of interest upon application. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.

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Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The University’s policy has been and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, pregnancy, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University regulations. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all matters relating to its education programs and activities including recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, and all other terms and conditions of employment. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application, the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at the time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

The University of Wyoming conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Institution: University of Wyoming
This is a full time position

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