The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a comprehensive, land-grant university located two hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Boston. It has a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity classification, and is consistently ranked in the top 20 public universities in the country.
The University of Connecticut is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor.
The Neag School of Education ( http://education.uconn.edu) is ranked No. 27 among all graduate schools of education and No. 17 among public graduate schools of education in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. The Neag School offers programs and courses on the main campus in Storrs and at the Hartford, Avery Point, and Waterbury campuses.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs of study for both pre-service and in-service educators. The primary focus of faculty is the preparation of leaders to serve all levels of education. EDCI is the primary department involved in the Neag School’s nationally recognized and ranked pre-service teacher education program. According to U.S.News & World Report’s 2018 rankings, two of our specialty programs rank among the top 20 in the U.S. – special education and secondary teacher education. The quality and success of our teacher education programs were critical factors in the decision by Carnegie Corporation of New York to select UConn as one of the 11 partner institutions for the national Teachers for a New Era Project (TNE). The Department of Curriculum and Instruction has 30 full-time faculty.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy education ; provide instruction and supervision for students seeking specialized reading certifications; conduct research and scholarly activities in areas of expertise; seek extramural funding to support scholarly activities (as appropriate); apply understanding of issues of diversity, equity and social justice to scholarship and teaching; advise students at all levels; work in collaboration with public school partners; and provide service to university and professional communities. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learners and intellectual interests.
- An earned doctorate in education, or a related area, at time of appointment with an emphasis in reading/literacy;
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: emergent literacy; school-university reading clinics; literacy coaching; literacy and technology, or children’s literature; and
- Relevant school-based experience
- Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly productivity;
- Expertise in development reading, assessment and remediation procedures in reading and language arts, and literacy instruction for diverse learners;
- Direct experiences in and/or commitment to supporting student learning in culturally and linguistically complex settings, especially with second language learners;
- Ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience of all students;
- Demonstrated competence in college teaching and in writing and implementing grant proposals; and
- Commitment to literacy instruction that promotes social justice.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please submit your application, with the following, on Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10054 : curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the qualifications, including commitment to diversity (e.g., including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learners, etc.), and all academic transcripts. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference that include e-mail and U.S. mail addresses and phone numbers. Please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct the three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Questions may be addressed to the search committee co-chair, Dr. Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the Department of Curriculum and Instruction please visit the department website at http://edci.education.uconn.edu.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018145)
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.