Assistant Professor positions at University of North Carolina Wilmington




(1)   LITERACY EDUCATION (Assistant Professor)

(2)   ELEMENTARY SCIENCE EDUCATION (Assistant Professor)

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is located in the coastal seaport of Wilmington, which is ideally situated between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean.  Wilmington is a community of about 100,000, with an historic downtown that includes a dynamic arts community, unique shopping and fine dining, and numerous parks, recreational facilities, and easy access to several beautiful beaches.  UNCW enrolls 13,733 undergraduate and graduate students on its 640 acre campus and several extension sites.  It is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top universities of its kind in the South and by both Kiplinger’s and Forbes magazines as one of the best values in the nation.

The Watson College of Education (WCE) ( is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership.  It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. We are searching for two outstanding teachers and scholars to fill tenure-track (Assistant Professor) faculty positions in Literacy Education and Elementary Science Education.


 Vacancy 14F044                 Literacy Education               Position 3032

·         Teach undergraduate and graduate reading and literacy-related courses in varying formats such as face-to-face, technology-enhanced and online.

·         Maintain an active literacy-related research agenda.

·         Assist in ongoing program revision and assessment.

·         Provide leadership and service to the public schools, university, profession, and community.

This position will begin in August 2014. Doctorate in appropriate field is required or must be obtained within the first academic year of employment.  Preference will be given to those candidates who have a demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity, evidence of successful college level teaching in face-to-face and/or distance formats, and at least 3 years of experience working in the field.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2013 (extended from original date of December 1), but applications will be accepted until the position is filled


     Vacancy 14F052                Elementary Science Education               Position 6983

·         Primary teaching responsibility will be to teach field-based  undergraduate and graduate elementary science methodology courses  in multiple formats – including face to face, online, and/or web-enhanced

·         Maintain an active elementary education and/or STEM-related research agenda.

·         Provide leadership and service to the public schools, university, region, state and to the profession through active participation in national/international associations.

·         Lead teacher professional development

This position will begin August 2014. Requirements include: Doctorate in appropriate field or to be obtained within first academic year of employment; evidence of at least 3 years of successful K-6 public school teaching experience; eligible for North Carolina licensure in the appropriate area; demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity; and a strong commitment to and academic experience with diverse populations. Preferences include: Evidence of successful college teaching experience and qualifications to teach elementary math methods courses. Priority considerations will be given to applications received by January 6, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


For both positions, applicants must complete the online application at Required are: (a) a letter of application (addressed to appropriate Search Committee), (b) curriculum vitae, (c) copy of doctoral transcript, and (d) contact information for three professional references. Attachments should be formatted in MS Word or Adobe PDF. For more information, see

Please direct questions to:  Literacy Education (Dr. Jeanne Swafford, and Elementary Science Education (Dr. Amy Taylor,

UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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