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The individual will support the IRRC in its legislated role (per SF 2356) to develop and oversee a dyslexia specialist endorsement for experienced Iowa educators and provide stakeholders current information on dyslexia via the IRRC’s website, eLearning platform, and social media. In addition, the individual will support the IRRC’s overall mission (per IAC 281.61) to research and inform effective practices for the assessment and intervention of preK-12 students with reading difficulties.

 

  • This is a 12- month, specified term position with possibility for annual renewal.
  • This full-time position is located on site in Iowa City, Iowa in the College of Education Iowa Reading Research Center.
 
Key areas of responsibilities include Operational Management, Initiation and Planning, Communication and Outreach and Metrics and Reporting.

Specific Job Tasks:

• Assisting the IRRC Director with the development and oversight of the dyslexia endorsement program
• Staying abreast of current research and policies on dyslexia
• Contributing to IRRC research projects related to dyslexia
• Providing assistive technology consultations and assessment services for families of preK-12 children with characteristics of dyslexia
• Developing dyslexia content for the IRRC’s website, eLearning platform, and social media
• Creating dyslexia tools and other resources for supporting stakeholders
• May serve as an adjunct instructor for courses in the dyslexia program.
 
For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.
 
The Iowa Reading Research Center strives to improve the literacy skills of all students through research with students, professional learning for educators, and technical assistance for school districts. The purpose of the Iowa Reading Research Center is to improve the literacy proficiency of pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students. The Iowa Reading Research Center is part of the University of Iowa College of Education. It operates in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education.
Education Requirement:
• Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, or communication sciences and disorders or a combination of equivalent relevant work experience and education
 

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years’ experience as a certified classroom teacher
• Experience assessing and teaching students with characteristics of dyslexia
• Experience developing literacy lessons aligned to systematic, explicit instruction
• Strong writing ability as evidenced by application materials required and     2 writing submissions included as part of the application process and may include the following: scholarly report of information about reading instruction, reading development, or dyslexia; narrative; report of dyslexia assessment results; practitioner-oriented report of how to implement effective literacy instruction; or technical information on literacy presented in lay-friendly language and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission 


Desirable Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in education, special education, or communication sciences and disorders
• Experience as an instructor in a teacher preparation program
• Experience delivering professional development to in-service educators
• Training in dyslexia instructional programs such as Wilson, IMSE, Barton, or other Orton-Gillingham-based curricula
• Experience working on research projects
 

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter, and 2 writing submissions must be included as part of the application process and may include the following: scholarly report of information about reading instruction, reading development, or dyslexia; narrative; report of dyslexia assessment results; practitioner-oriented report of how to implement effective literacy instruction; or technical information on literacy presented in lay-friendly language and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
 
Benefits Highlights:
•    Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa
•    Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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