Open Rank Professor in Elementary Education

Columbia, SC
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Open Rank Professor in Elementary Education

Internal Title


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011040

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 9 months

Department Instruction and Teacher Education

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date 8/16/2017

Job Posting Date 10-12-2016

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 10-18-2016

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Faculty

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The Department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time (9-month) open rank tenure-track position in elementary language and literacy education to begin August 16, 2017. We seek a dynamic scholar with interest and experience in elementary language and literacy education. Exceptional candidates at the rank of Professor may be eligible for the Hungerpiller Chair of Education. The goal of this Professorship is to recognize an individual's teaching, research, and public service accomplishments; and to provide significant resources for planned future pursuits that are fully aligned with the vision and core values of the College.

The successful applicant will join a team of collaborative faculty serving the nationally recognized Elementary Education program and will be expected to (1) teach courses in elementary literacy education; (2) hold a strong record of research and publication; (3) demonstrate experience securing external funding for research and service projects; (4) develop and teach courses online, on campus, and in the field to MAT and Ph.D. candidates; (5) advise students enrolled in the Language and Literacy and Teaching and Learning Ph.D. programs; and (6) provide service to the department, institution, schools, and profession. The successful applicant will have opportunities to conduct research at a UofSC Professional Development School or partnership sites.

The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have: (1) an earned doctorate in reading, language and literacy education, or in a related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization; (2) expertise in literacy instruction and assessment; (3) at least two years of teaching experience in elementary school settings or the equivalent; (4) evidence of effective college teaching, preferably with pre and/or in-service teachers; and (5) an established record of scholarly productivity, including published articles, presentations, and/or success in securing external funding.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who possess (1) experience teaching diverse populations of students; (2) a commitment to field-based pedagogy in teacher education; and/or (3) expertise in teaching with technology and/or distributed learning formats

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Other Document (See Special Instructions)
Writing Sample
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials accepted online include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and a list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers. In addition to the other required documents associated with this job posting, please note the following:

1) Please upload a copy of unofficial academic transcript for all terminal degree(s) earned under the "Other Documents" tab in this job posting. Please note the official copies will be required of finalists.

2) Please upload two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work under the "Writing Sample" tab in this job posting.

Review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to Gwen Lorinovich, Administrative Coordinator,

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