The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for an appointment to a 9-month tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Literacy Studies beginning Fall 2021.
Provide support to the online master's degree program with advanced certification in literacy teaching and learning, as well as all undergraduate initial teacher certification programs in elementary, elementary bilingual and ESL, middle level, secondary, and special education. In addition, the ability to develop innovative ways to connect literacy to out of school settings.
Earned doctorate by August 2021 in Literacy, Reading, or Curriculum and Instruction with at least 18 graduate hours in literacy; demonstrated ability for engaging in high-quality research with an appropriate publication record for an Assistant Professor; teaching certification and a minimum of three years K-12 teaching experience; strong oral and written communication skills; and potential for leadership.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in university teaching in traditional and online environments, an understanding of the structures of schools and systems, and a commitment to developing collaborative relationships.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 13425
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.