Assistant Professor of Reading



Posting Details

Posting Number: 0601046

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Reading

FLSA: Exempt

Position Type: Faculty

Duration of Position: Full Time

Work Location: San Antonio, TX

Department: Department of Educator & Leadership Preparation

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Summary/Basic Function: The College of Education and Human Development, Department of Educator and Leadership Preparation, seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning spring, 2018. The appointment is for an Assistant Professor of Reading/Literacy. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate/graduate level courses in the science of teaching reading while working collaboratively with faculty to build a comprehensive education program supporting diverse populations. The supervision of field based students and/or student teachers are also possible. Mentorship and advisement of students are essential in addition to the involvement in campus activities and other responsibilities, as deemed necessary. An active service and research agenda with publications and conference presentations in literacy is necessary. Quality performance will be expected in teaching, student mentorship, service, and research.

Work Hours: Dependent on course and institutional schedules. Teaching may include; day, night, or weekend courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.

Applications for the position are online at https://employment.tamusahr.com Please apply online with the required documents - cover letter and curriculum vitae. For review of applications, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts to the Search Committee Chair. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, three original letters of recommendation less than one year old and bearing the writer's actual signature, as well as official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be received directly by the College of Education & Human Development. Please send materials to:

Search Committee Chair-Reading
c/o Ana Hernandez
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Department of Educator & Leadership Preparation
One University Way San Antonio, TX 78224
E-mail: ana.hernandez@tamusa.edu
(E-scripts and E-recommendations will be considered IF emailed directly to ana.hernandez@tamusa.edu)

This posting requires a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Reading/Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Reading/Literacy or other education-related fields with 18 graduate hours in Reading/Literacy.

ABD's will be considered if applicant can show that they are on schedule to complete their degree by the time of appointment to the position. All ABD finalists will need to submit a letter or email to the address above from the doctoral advisor prior to interviewing for the position verifying that all requirements have been met, the date of the dissertation defense if that is all that remains, and when the applicant will graduate.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017.

A&M San Antonio is committed to diversity among faculty and inclusive excellence. This commitment is based on the belief that a diverse faculty enhances the breadth, depth and quality or our students' educational experiences by providing a variety of role models and mentors for our diverse student population, which helps us to attract, retain and graduate such students more successfully. In this context, we solicit a statement, consisting of a maximum of 1,000 words from applicants, placed in the cover letter, which addresses how their life experiences, work history, professional engagement, and relevant community engagements will contribute to the success of our diverse students, promote diversity in our campus community and the applicants' plan for serving our diverse population.

  • Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.
  • The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
  • If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
  • Texas A&M-San Antonio is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


Posting Date: 06-29-2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51932



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Qualifications

Education

Necessary Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Reading/Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Reading/Literacy or other education-related fields with 18 graduate hours in Reading/Literacy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience

Necessary Qualifications: Experience working with culturally diverse populations. Evidence of scholarly potential/productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Other Qualifications for Posting: Necessary
Valid Teaching Licensure

Knowledge related to the science of reading and evidence-based reading instruction.

Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide excellent customer service to students, employees and the community. Ability to multitask.



Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.

Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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