The University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Elementary Literacy Education. This is a full-time position with a nine-month academic appointment in the College of Education. The position will begin August 2019. Candidates of diverse and minority backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria: a focused program of research and scholarship appropriate to rank; literacy teaching experience in educational settings, especially with linguistically and culturally diverse students; demonstrated success in teaching literacy courses at the college level (online and face-to-face); expertise in literacy instruction for culturally, economically and linguistically diverse students at the elementary level; ability to teach with and about 21st-century literacies. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience as a literacy specialist/coach in public schools and/or those who have worked in literacy clinics. Candidates who can enhance the College of Education’s commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice through teaching, research, and service are encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Literacy Education (by the start date) with a strong emphasis in Elementary Literacy, particularly with linguistically and culturally diverse students. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities: maintain a strong publication record; teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students; write grants and participate in and/or direct externally funded projects; contribute leadership and programmatic oversight in Elementary Literacy; collaborate with area agencies and/or schools; provide leadership to field-based and literacy clinic experiences; provide service to the university, the community and professional organizations.
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