Assistant Professor of Reading / Literacy Education at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor of Reading/Literacy Education to begin August 2014. Continuous application review will start December 6, 2013.

Curriculum Studies is a graduate department, with M.Ed. concentrations in Reading K-12 and Language Arts/Literacy, a Graduate Certificate in Reading K-12, and a PhD specialization in Curriculum & Instruction. A Graduate Literacy Specialist Certificate is planned, and there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to contribute to pre-service programs in the College.


  1. Teach in the Master of Education in Curriculum Studies program,
  2. Contribute to the preservice teacher education programs in the Institute for Teacher Education through teaching literacy education courses and/or assisting in field supervision,
  3. Advise and mentor graduate students,
  4. Maintain an active program of research and publication including seeking grants,
  5. Teach and/or develop courses delivered on- and off-campus employing on-line or other distance delivery technologies,
  6. Actively participate in accreditation and program review activities and ongoing improvement of programs, and
  7. Provide service to the Department, College, University and broader communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate prior to start date in education from an accredited institution with a specialization in reading, literacy, or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years K-12 teaching experience, which included literacy
  • Experience or expertise in literacy assessment
  • Experience working with diverse/multicultural populations
  • Research agenda in literacy education

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Successful experience teaching post-secondary literacy education courses
  • Experience or expertise in literacy coaching/reading specialists
  • Experience teaching courses on-line or with other delivery technologies
  • Experience working with K-12 pre-service and in-service teachers in field-based teacher preparation programs
  • Experience with accreditation and program review activities leading to program improvement
  • Successful experience writing and administering grants

Minimum Annual Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit digitally and in hard copy:

  1. A cover letter specifying the position and how they satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Names and contact information (including address, telephone number and e-mail) of at least 5 professional references;
  4. Transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring), and
  5. Reprints of selected scholarly publications (if available).

Department of Curriculum Studies
College of Education, Attn: Brandy Ader
1776 University Avenue, 224 Everly Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Andrea Bartlett; 808-956-4403;

Closing Date: Continuous—application review begins December 6, 2013

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For more information about the department, visit: For more information about this specific posting, visit:

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