Regular Faculty - Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Division/College: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Idaho is seeking an innovative scholar for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track appointment in literacy studies and education beginning August 2021. The Assistant Professor of Literacy will team with faculty, staff, and community partners in ongoing program development and instruction using a deep knowledge of the subject area of literacy and will demonstrate a commitment to the values set forth in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences C.A.R.E. Framework. The successful candidate will join with faculty in the College who share a strong commitment to increasing equitable learning opportunities in schools and society and building partnerships with Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities in addressing issues of linguicism, anti-Black racism, anti-Indigeneity, queer justice and ableism. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, expertise in elementary literacy instruction; experience working with multilingual communities and families; and experience partnering with and mentoring elementary educators.
This position is based at the UI Moscow campus.
We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute a strong commitment in scholarship and teaching in diversity and equity initiatives through their teaching, research and service experiences.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate by August 2021 in Education. Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly activity. At least three years of contracted P-8 literacy teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching and advising students preparing to teach literacy in P-8 school settings. Design and deliver Curriculum and instruction informed by cultural proficiency and inclusive pedagogies. Qualified to teach graduate research methodology courses. Experience facilitating literacy for English learners. Experience working with diverse communities, including building partnerships with historically underserved populations. Demonstrated scholarship in literacy education. Experience working the Indigenous literacies, ways of knowing, or Indigenous language revitalization Experience with external funding processes. Experience teaching via distance learning technologies Experience with technology and its role in education at all levels. Experience with internal and external collaborative partnerships.
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Posting Number: F000895P
Posting Date: 02/19/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: The priority application deadline is March 24, 2021.
Applicants, please Include a current curriculum vitae, letter of application, statement of scholarly focus and teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, statement on diversity and inclusion (Under Other Document 1), and names and contact information for three references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.