The Morgridge Chair in Reading supports a distinguished scholar in the field of reading research who, through excellence in research, teaching, and service will provide leadership to the university, the field, and the public. The Chair holder will be an internationally recognized researcher and will secure external funding to support research. The scholar who takes this position will engage in graduate programs by working with masters and doctoral students and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and the teaching of reading.
The Morgridge Chair in Reading is housed in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Depending on expertise and research focus, the successful candidate will join the faculty in one of four departments: the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Policy Studies, the Department of Educational Psychology, or the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
These departments are highly ranked nationally and host undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs, research-oriented graduate programs, and community, state, national, and international educational initiatives. The School of Education is comprised of 10 academic departments and three major research units, including the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER). WCER serves as a research home for approximately 140 grant-funded projects, providing support for all stages of the research funding process.
The successful candidate will join our faculty in providing intellectual leadership professionally and publicly and will be working collaboratively with colleagues to build and sustain local, national, and international initiatives of excellence. The Chair is renewable every 5 years.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
University Of Wisconsin Madison