Overview

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Reading/Literacy Education at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in reading education; conducting and publishing scholarly research and seeking external funding; advising students; serving on and co-chairing master’s committees; and providing service to the department, school, university, and professional community.

Required qualifications: (1) an earned doctorate in reading/literacy education; (2) demonstrated teaching effectiveness; (3) demonstrated potential for publishing scholarly research; (4) experience in U.S. public schools; (5) experience with students from culturally diverse backgrounds; (6) certified or eligible to be certified as a reading specialist; and (7) a willingness to participate in innovative educator preparation initiatives and partnerships with PK-12 schools and districts.

Preferred qualifications: (1) expertise in elementary and/or middle grades reading/literacy instruction; (2) expertise in dyslexia and reading assessment; (3) successful college-level teaching experience; (4) experience or the desire to teach via alternative delivery modes – e.g., online, competency-based, etc.; and (5) interest in and experience with grant submissions and development.

Applications should be sent to Cheryl Blakely, College of Education, UTPB, 4901 East University Blvd., Odessa, Texas 79762, or electronically to blakely_c@utpb.edu. Applicants must include: (1) a letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications; (2) a current vita; (3) a sample of scholarly research; (4) transcripts of graduate credits (could be unofficial); and (5) names and current contact information of three references. For additional information, please call (432) 522-2122.

The College of Education at The University of Texas Permian Basin offers a comprehensive program of education that includes degrees at the undergraduate and masters levels, with a doctoral program under development. Its specialty areas include reading, counseling, special education, science education, bilingual education, teacher education, advanced professional education, and educational leadership. With a dynamic curriculum, supportive technology, dedicated faculty, and active collaboration with the surrounding school districts, the College of Education is CAEP accredited and is an integral part of the university’s ten-year plan for growth, leadership and service.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a comprehensive institution located in Odessa/Midland, a metropolitan area with a population of 350,000. With a student body of over 6,000, it offers a dynamic curriculum at the undergraduate and masters levels, and serves an economically robust regional economy with abundant sunshine and vast academic and geographic vistas. This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, requiring a background check. Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, UTPB is an AA/EEO employer encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.