Assistant Professor in Language and Literacy Studies

Austin, TX
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Curriculum & Instruction - College of Education - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Sep 19, 2017

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction of the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for an assistant professor faculty position in the Language and Literacy Studies Program to begin August 2018. UT-Austin is an urban research university with approximately 50,000 students, 3500 of whom are enrolled in the College of Education. The Department offers both masters and doctoral-level programs, and it plays a central role in a large undergraduate teacher education program.

The College of Education at UT-Austin has ranked highly among graduate colleges of education by U.S. News & World Report. We are also proud of our current faculty in Language and Literacy Studies who include Tracey Flores, Jim Hoffman, Grace MyHyun Kim, Beth Maloch, Allison Skerrett, Melissa Mosley Wetzel, and Jo Worthy.

Our community, Austin, is the 11th largest city in the USA, appearing frequently on Forbes' annual list of America's Fastest Growing Cities. Austin's reputation is based on its sunny climate, great outdoors, excellent live music, cultural richness, technological sophistication, and great restaurants.

Qualifications for this position includes: an earned doctorate in reading or literacy education, at least three years of EC-6 teaching experience, a commitment to field-based teacher preparation, experience and ability in scholarly research and writing, and skill in using instructional technology. Scholars of underrepresented groups in academia and candidates with experience in culturally and linguistically diverse settings are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate elementary preservice literacy methods courses and graduate courses, conducting scholarly research and writing, advising graduate students, and rendering service to the department, college, university, profession, and the public. Salary will be competitive.

Application Instructions
Only electronic applications will be accepted via Interfolio. Please upload a letter of application, a current vita, and a professional writing sample. In addition, please use Interfolio to request three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin on November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have additional questions about the positions, please write to Melissa Wetzel and/or Jim Hoffman who are co-chairing this search committee (

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.