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Thank you for your interest in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. Below you will find current employment opportunities in the College.

Staff Positions

None at this time.

Faculty Positions

Department of Literacy Leadership and Development
Tenure Track Position in Literacy Education


Start Date: Fall 2018
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

About Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Program: The Literacy Education Program (in the Department of Literacy, Leadership and Development, Goodwin College of Education) offers an M.A. in Literacy Education with Reading Specialist licensure as well as a Reading Teacher Endorsement with state entitlement. Classes are taught primarily in evenings. All programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Responsibilities: This position requires effective teaching of graduate courses in Literacy Education, as well as undergraduate courses as needed. Other responsibilities are advising graduate students; engaging in program administration, student recruitment, curriculum development and data collection/reporting for accreditation; collaborating closely with higher education colleagues and other literacy professionals; participating in service initiatives at the program, department; college, and university level; conducting and disseminating scholarly research, and engaging in grant work, including grant writing.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Literacy Education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution (ABD with completion by 9/1/2018 considered)
  • Evidence of a demonstrated potential for teaching courses in PK-12 literacy instruction, particularly disciplinary literacy/secondary grades; children's and young adult literature; and literacy assessment/diagnosis and intervention, including clinical practicum supervision
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth, collaboration/collegiality, and flexibility to meet program and students' needs
  • Experience with multiple technologies in support of teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated commitment to just, equitable and inclusive education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Classroom teaching experience (elementary or secondary)
  • Evidence of successful teaching in higher education
  • Evidence of or demonstrated potential for scholarly and creative activity, a focused research agenda for advancing knowledge in the field of literacy education
  • Evidence of professional service and/or community engagement activities related to literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students using innovative instructional approaches and methods
  • Evidence of or demonstrated potential for teaching and developing hybrid or online courses
  • Experience in urban education
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining external funds to support research and program development

Deadline: Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application: Please email letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and the names of three references (including telephone numbers and email addresses) to:

Dr. Christina Madda
Chair, Literacy Education Search and Screen Committee
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625


Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.


In order to be considered for employment, you must submit the following by the application deadline:

Please see the individual position listings for other required materials and the application deadline.
Employment Applications and Statement of Annuitant Status forms are also available at:

Northeastern Illinois University
Office of Human Resources
Bernard Office Building
5555 North Bernard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60625

The Office of Human Resources is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Questions? Call (773) 442-5200.

Employment Services reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of:

  • incomplete information/documents
  • delay in submission
  • not meeting minimal qualifications

Be assured, your application will be reviewed on the basis of the position(s) in which you qualify and we will inform you of our decision.

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Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.


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