Clinical Assistant Professor P-8 Literacies
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: The Department of Language and Literacy Education at University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor with expertise in literacy instruction and assessment for preschool, elementary and middle grades students (P-8). This is a full-time position that begins in August 2017. Although this position is not tenure track, it is renewable and has a well-structured promotion system. Clinical positions play a critical role in the mission of the department, college, and university. In recognition of the importance of clinical faculty, starting salaries are on par with tenure-track faculty salaries. Both are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Responsibilities will include all of the following: * Teach online and on-campus undergraduate and/or graduate level reading education courses focused on the literacy learning of diverse youth at the preK-8 grade levels; * Provide instructional leadership and mentoring to graduate teaching assistants who teach the same courses; * Advise graduate students; * Coordinate the online M.Ed. Reading Education degree program; * Participate in on-going program development within the Department of Language and Literacy Education and the College of Education; and * Engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see www.visitathensga.com and www.georgia.gov). The University's proximity to a range of K-12 school districts (rural, urban, suburban) makes it possible to collaborate in diverse educational settings. The Literacies and Children's Literature (LCL) program area in the Department of Language and Literacy Education contributes to early childhood and middle grades education degree programs and offers the following degrees: M.A. in Education, M.Ed. in Reading Education with multiple emphases including children's literature and language arts and new and digital literacies, as well as an EdS and PhD in Language and Literacy Education. LCL is committed to further serving our diverse program and student needs through the addition of a colleague who adds to our epistemological, methodological, racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, socioeconomic, and/or dis/ability diversity. More information about the Department of Language and Literacy Education can be found at http://coe.uga.edu/directory/departments/language-literacy-education. Review of complete applications will close on February 20, 2017. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mary Guay (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications including all of the following: * An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in literacy education or a closely related field by August 2017; * A minimum of five years of in-field literacy teaching experience as a fully certified teacher in public school settings; * Educational experiences with culturally and linguistically diverse schools and communities; * A record of successful online and on-campus teaching of college/university literacy courses for grades preK-8, or demonstrable potential for such instruction; and * A record of collaborative, professional interactions or service supporting students, the institution, and/or the discipline, or demonstrable potential for such engagement. Appointment will be for the 9-month academic year, beginning August 2017. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.
Faculty Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area