Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Curriculum and Instruction
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL

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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction invites applications for one Assistant Professor position and one Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor position specialized in Literacy, Language, and Culture; one Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor position specialized in English Language Learners (e.g., dual language, bilingual education, ESL); and one Associate Professor position in Science Education ( suitable for a candidate who has recently moved to the rank of Associate or is qualified for it) . All positions are tenure-track and require an earned doctorate prior to appointment. All c andidates should have a demonstrated commitment to preparing teachers to teach in urban schools, particularly those serving African American and Latino communities.

Duties:
Literacy, Language, and Culture
Candidates should have at least three years of teaching experience in K-12 culturally diverse, urban settings and experience in university literacy education courses. Priority will be given to those with expertise in reading instruction within diverse social/cultural contexts; writing instruction; disciplinary or content-area literacy; literacy assessment/evaluation; digital literacies; literacy in out-of-school settings. Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a strong background in research methodology, and candidates for the Advanced Assistant/ Associate Professor should have a record of scholarly publications, a well-developed research agenda, and success securing external grants for research. Search chairs: Aria Razfar and Alfred Tatum.

Qualifications:
Duties: Successful applicants will (1) conduct research; (2) seek external funding; (3) teach undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses; (4) advise master’s and doctoral students; (5) supervise doctoral dissertations; (6) engage in local and national service; and (7) serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Application Process: Candidates should submit application materials electronically at https://jobs.uic.edu, no later than December 15, 2012 to receive full consideration. Materials should include: a letter of interest that clearly describes the candidate’s primary research and teaching interests and the specific contributions that she/he would make to the College and Department; two scholarly publications or manuscripts; and a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references.The positions begin August 16, 2013, pending budget approval.

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