Faculty Position Open in Language and Literacy Studies at UT Austin

POSITION TITLE:
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), with specialization in Literacy Education
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction of the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a faculty position in Language and Literacy Studies to begin August 2014.
UT-Austin is an urban research university with approximately 50,000 students, 3500 of whom are enrolled in the College of Education. The Department offers both masters and doctoral-level programs, and it plays a principal role in a large undergraduate teacher education program.
QUALIFICATIONS:
•     A doctorate in Reading or Literacy Education
•     A commitment to field-based teacher preparation
•     Experience and ability in scholarly research and writing
•     Skill in using instructional technology
Candidates with experience in culturally and linguistically diverse settings will receive special consideration.
We will be especially attentive to applicants whose literacy research has a focus on young children, digital literacies, and/or the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students, though our search is not strictly limited to those areas. Responsibilities include undergraduate elementary literacy methods and graduate teaching, scholarly research and writing, graduate student advisement, and service to the department, college, University, profession, and the public. Salary will be competitive based on education, experience, and the University’s salary schedule.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:
Only electronic applications will be accepted, and they should be sent to Ms. Ann Ford at
annford@austin.utexas.edu. Please send a letter of application, a current vita, and a writing sample. Also please ask three people to send letters of recommendation directly from the author to annford@austin.utexas.edu. Application review will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
The College of Education at UT-Austin has been ranked number one among public graduate colleges of education by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a row. Current faculty in this program include Randy Bomer, Jim Hoffman, Beth Maloch, Ramón Martínez, Nancy Roser, Allison Skerrett, Melissa Mosley Wetzel and Jo Worthy. Austin is the 11 th largest city in the USA, is top on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Cities for the third year in a row, and it is well known for its sunny climate, great outdoors, excellent live music, cultural richness, technological sophistication, and great restaurants.
If you have questions, please write to Melissa Mosley Wetzel, who is chairing this search committee, at mmwetzel@utexas.edu, or contact any of the other faculty in the Language and Literacy Studies Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

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