Assistant/Associate Professor in Literacy
University of Delaware - Newark, DE

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University of Delaware

School of Education

College of Education and Human Development

Assistant or Associate Professor in Literacy with a focus on English Language Learners

The University of Delaware’s School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Literacy with a focus on English Language Learners. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education or a related field with a focus on literacy and ELL students, and should be well informed about evidence-based instructional practices for these students, including practices that minimize the risks for literacy-related problems.

Qualifications

The incumbent will develop and conduct an externally-funded research program in collaboration with other faculty in the College and School on topics of national importance for ELL students, including those at risk for literacy problems. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education in literacy or a related field with a focus on the education of ELL students. Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse ELL students using evidence-based literacy practices in K-12 settings is highly desirable.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will provide programmatic leadership for our MA program in TESL and for infusing our Elementary Teacher Education program with competencies for teaching ELL students. The incumbent’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; engaging in a nationally visible program of research; participating in service activities designed to advance the mission of the University, College, and School; and supervising graduate students in our MA and PhD programs.

Background

Founded as a small private academy in 1743, the University of Delaware received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution and is also classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded to less than three percent of U.S. colleges and universities.

UD is a publicly-supported, privately-governed institution. The College of Education and Human Development is one of seven colleges at the University. It consists of two departments (School of Education and Human Development and Family Studies) and offers degree programs at the bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels. The College also has four centers and numerous institutes (

http://www.cehd.udel.edu/programs-centers/centers/

) that afford opportunities for professional collaboration.

Under the leadership of Dr. Lynn Okagaki, the College has prepared a new

strategic plan

. The College is in the fortunate position of having a growing faculty pool; the College is searching for four positions this year.

All teacher education programs are nationally recognized by the appropriate specialty program association. In addition, the teacher education unit is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The University and the College are committed to creating an educational community that is intellectually, ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse enriched by the contributions and full participation of persons from many different backgrounds.

To apply

Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing qualifications, experience, and research interests online at

www.udel.edu/udjobs

.

In addition, three references from individuals who can specifically comment upon your research expertise, teaching ability, and relevant experiences should be sent to:

Dr. Charles MacArthur, Search Committee Chair

Professor, School of Education (macarthu@udel.edu)

University of Delaware, Newark, DE 1916

(302) 831-4572

Deadline to Apply:
The Search Committee will begin review of applications on December 15, 2012.

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