Assistant/Associate Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learning in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
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The Department of Teaching and Learning in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education at the University of Montana announces a search for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Literacy Education. We seek applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor to teach literacy/language arts education courses in a dynamic, field-based teacher education program and K-12 literacy endorsement program. This position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising candidates in partner schools, and advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate: 1) evidence of successful work in teacher education, 2) commitment to fostering school and community partnerships, and 3) expertise in the foundations of language/literacy development and one or more of the following areas: writing pedagogy; adolescent literacy; children’s/young adult literature; rural education; indigenous education; and/or digital literacies. This position begins Autumn of 2024.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.Position Details
Tenure Track Faculty: Literacy Education
Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Position Type: Academic
Schedule: Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2024
Entry Rate: $68,000 -$75,000; range depending on experience
Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement Contribution/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness
- Earned doctorate (ABD with expectation of completion by hire date) in literacy studies or a closely related field.
- Experience teaching students within the K-12 grade spectrum.
- Established record of scholarship or demonstration of high scholarly potential.
- Expertise in multiple areas of literacy education.
- Experience in preservice teacher education.
- Experience and demonstrated commitment to school and community partnerships.
- Substantial experience teaching diverse student groups.
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Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: Thursday, December 13, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.
Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through Indeed.com*.
- Cover letter addressing the qualifications, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and the interest in this position
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Unofficial graduate transcripts – Official transcripts will be due upon hire.
- Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research
- Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
*Applying through Indeed.com or easy apply through Indeed.com may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.
**Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.Position Type