Open Rank Tenure Track/Tenured Reading Faculty

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Open Rank Tenure Track/Tenured Reading Faculty

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-28-2017

Posting Summary:
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia seeks highly qualified applicants for an Open Rank Tenure Track/Tenured faculty member in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education in the area of Reading Education. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Incumbent is expected to design and conduct rigorous and programmatic research, to work with interdisciplinary faculty across the school and the University, and to be successful in obtaining extramural research funding. The faculty member collaborates with program and department faculty developing and implementing reading programs and designing and delivering doctoral preparation. Other duties include mentoring doctoral students' research and dissertation activities; advising undergraduate and graduate students on courses of study; and supervising graduate students' practica and related learning activities.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Reading or a related field is required. Ability and interest in working collaboratively with colleagues and organizations are essential. A record of outstanding teaching at the post-secondary level is essential including experience working with in-service teachers. At least three years of classroom experience teaching at the K-12 level is preferred. Knowledge of literacy development and comprehensive reading instruction K-12 is required. Knowledge of reading in the content areas (e.g. STEM, Social Studies) is preferred. Knowledge of children's texts, children's literature (fiction and non-fiction), text-reader matching issues, readability, phonics and word study, response to intervention, and formative assessment is also preferred. Experience working with schools and school districts developing and implementing reading curricula is preferred. Eligibility for licensure as a teacher in Virginia or another state is also preferred. Evidence of an explicit commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups is also essential.

For a tenure track appointment, some scholarship activity and a potential to obtain extramural funding are required. To be considered for appointment as Associate or Full Professor without term the applicant must have an established national reputation, a documented line of research and a track record of existing and sustained extramural funding.

To apply visit and search on Posting Number 0622236. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and contact information for three references. Applicant review begins December 29, 2017. The position remains open to applicants until filled.

For information about the position, please contact Marcia Invernizzi, Henderson Professor of Education at For information about the application process, please contact Adam Pearson at

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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