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Lecturer - Reading and Study Skills

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Lecturer
Business Title: Lecturer - Reading and Study Skills
Employment Class: Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $44,000 - $49,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: 9-month, academic year, fixed-term terminal
Position Summary:

Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


A. Instruction of Academic Literacy Courses ---75%

A.1. Teach five to six sections of academic literacy and study strategy courses each semester. These courses include, but are not limited to, Developmental Reading Skills (2 cr.), College Reading Strategies (1 cr.), Comprehensive Study Skills (1 cr.) and Academic Recovery (2 cr.). Ability to teach in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) is preferred. 

A.2. Participate in curriculum development, using knowledge of educational theory, student development, and high-impact practices.

A.3. Engage in the assessment of student learning outcomes.

B. Non-Credit Individual and Group Instruction—15%

B.1. Provide individual, reading strategy and/or study skills coaching to students, upon request. Follow appropriate intake procedures and maintain accurate records. Develop instructional materials, as needed. Other topics for individual instruction may include preparation for taking entrance exams such as Foundations of Reading Test (FoRT) and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

B2. Develop and present reading and learning strategy workshops in support of students’ academic goals. Topics include, but are not limited to: reading strategies, either of a general nature, or for a specific course or discipline; and preparation for the GRE, FORT, TEAS, or other high-stakes entrance exams.

C. Department and University Service---10%

C.1. Contribute to the development of learning assistance programming that supports academic success and retention. Collaborate with faculty and the campus community, as needed, to achieve meaningful outcomes.

C.2. Participate in strategic planning and program assessment.

C.3. Participate in the marketing of department programs.

  • Teaching experience at the college or secondary level
  • Master’s degree in reading education, adult literacy, English, education or closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students in both individual and group settings
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and characteristics of a diverse population of students
  • Written and oral communication skills that are clear, effective, and professional
  • Evidence of initiative, leadership, and collaboration in a professional setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience teaching college-level reading is highly preferred
  • A master’s degree in reading or literacy
  • Experience with curricular development and assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of student-centered teaching methods (or demonstrated knowledge and practice of evidence-based teaching methods)
  • Proficiency with standard instructional technologies
  • Experience teaching online or hybrid courses, in addition to face-to-face
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:  Cover letter, resume, philosophy of teaching statement, contact information for 3 professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by May 8, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or