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.

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 Tricia Garza, College of Education, UTPB, 4901 East University Blvd., Odessa, Texas 79762, or electronically to garza_p@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.