Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Curriculum and Instruction
University of Illinois at Chicago 211 reviews - 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.

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.

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, 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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