We are seeking candidates with a robust academic record, who will be active educators in their fields, serve as a mentor to students, work with colleagues to assist and improve curricula, conduct research and/or creative works in respective area of specialization, and demonstrate institutional citizenship through active engagement at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate & graduate courses related to elementary literacy. Course load might also include undergraduate or graduate courses in an additional area of expertise. Additional duties include advising students in the College of Education, supervising student teachers; engaging in scholarly activities and other professional activities as deemed necessary by the department, college or university.
Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities. Qualifications include a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.Dl) in curriculum & instruction, elementary education, reading/literacy education, or a related field (ABD will be considered provided the degree requirements are completed by August 15, 2019.) Candidates must have at least three years K-12 classroom experience as a certified teacher. Experience teaching pre-service teachers at the undergraduate level is desirable. Candidates should have or show potential to engage in scholarly inquiry (publications, externally funded project,etc.) and actively participate in premiere professional organizations (i.e.. AERA, ILA). Preference will be given to candidates who have 1) taught elementary literacy courses at the undergraduate level for prospective teachers; 2) have an active research agenda related elementary literacy or have potential for developing a robust research agenda related to elementary literacy; 3) led, contributed, or willing to contribute to NCATE/CAEP or SPA accreditation reports.