The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Elementary Literacy Education. Major responsibilities of this position include: 1) teaching pre-service elementary education literacy courses to undergraduates and graduates; 2) maintaining an active research and publication agenda; 3) providing service to the community, department, university, and profession and 4) mentoring a diverse population of students. The applicant should demonstrate commitment to and experience in fostering justice through equity-focused research and/or teaching. The successful candidate should also exhibit the ability to serve in a leadership role in a diverse, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Applicants who are interested in collaborating with both undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students on interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged to apply, as collaborative research is a hallmark of UMBC’s learning community.
The successful candidate will work alongside our nationally and internationally recognized and award-winning faculty. We are deeply committed to supporting new faculty and there are a number of support programs including: start-up funds, summer fellowships, and the Eminent Scholar Mentoring program, which links tenure-track faculty at the Assistant rank with external mentors of their choice.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
Doctoral Degree in Elementary Education; Language, Literacy & Culture; Curriculum & Instruction; Teacher Education, or a related field
An established research agenda with a strong record of published scholarship in peer reviewed journals
Demonstrated commitment to and experience in fostering justice through equity-focused research and pedagogy
Familiarity with culturally relevant, responsive, and/or sustaining pedagogy
At least three years of demonstrated successful teaching of US learners in grades 1-6 within ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse school settings
Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
National or international recognition of work evident through awards, invited/keynote presentations or national and international level organizational committee membership
Expertise in collaborating, writing, and acquiring multidisciplinary grants
Leadership in the candidate’s field of expertise including mentorship of diverse students and junior colleagues.
A history of research and publications that apply a critical lens to literacy education
A strong record of seeking and obtaining external grant funding
Demonstrated success in leadership and collaboration including mentorship
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
UMBC is committed to equity, justice, and inclusive excellence and is especially proud of the diversity of its 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Education Department is committed to attracting a diverse group of applicants for this position. We have a strong commitment to promoting inclusive excellence, equity, and justice. Candidates should demonstrate a focus on fostering equity and justice in research, leadership, teaching, mentorship, and service. We encourage applications from people of color, veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and other minoritized groups.
Information on faculty diversity initiatives is available at http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu. Resources to promote work-life balance for our faculty are available at http://hr.umbc.edu/work-life-balance/.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names of three references who may be contacted for a letter of reference, two scholarly writing samples, and an unofficial transcript. The cover letter should a) discuss how the applicant’s qualifications align with the position, b) include a teaching philosophy statement, and c) include a description of the applicant’s current and future research path. We are particularly interested in hearing how potential candidates’ research, leadership, teaching, mentorship, and/or service demonstrates a commitment to fostering equity and justice.
Please address any inquiries about the application process to Tiffany Shorter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Patricia A. Young (email@example.com).
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration please submit your application material by December 6, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Internal Number: 493048
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.