Assistant Professor in Literacy Studies/Secondary English Education

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Full-Time Close All Job SummaryThe School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Literacy Studies/Secondary English Education beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.
We seek to hire faculty who are committed to addressing educational challenges in Colorado, the United States, and the world through thoughtfully selected and enacted methodological and theoretical perspectives. These colleagues will join our internationally recognized faculty whose deep commitment to equity and justice is reflected through our contributions to research, policy, and practice. Qualified applicants will have an active and innovative research agenda and corresponding publication record that reveals a thoughtful and compelling progression of scholarship. Our new hires will also demonstrate evidence of strong teaching and mentoring and will be expected to contribute to our teacher education, master’s, and doctoral programs; advise undergraduate students; mentor graduate students; and provide outreach and leadership to the local, school, campus, and larger communities.
Who We AreThe mission of the CU Boulder School of Education is grounded in a lived commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice. We teach and conduct research to make a positive difference with and in schools and communities. The work of our faculty, researchers, staff, and students leads to evidence-based policy and practice. We aim for our graduates to be engaged and informed educators, researchers, policymakers, and community leaders.
We offer cutting-edge, engaging teacher preparation, innovative undergraduate programs, and Colorado's top-ranked graduate education in: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice, Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity, Learning Sciences & Human Development, and Research, Evaluation & Methodology.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeThe applicant chosen to fill this position will teach secondary language arts/literacy methods courses, work collaboratively with colleagues in our exceptional and innovative Secondary Humanities teacher education program, and be an active mentor and instructor in our MA and PhD programs in Literacy Studies and PhD program in Teacher Learning, Research, and Practice (TLRP).

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be StatementsBe Authentic. Be Inclusive. Be Boulder.What We RequireWe seek applicants whose
  • work addresses race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, gender, and/or sexuality in studies of literacy learning and teaching in in-school and/or out-of-school contexts and
  • who have earned a doctorate in Secondary English Education, Secondary Literacy Studies, or a related field, (or will earn one by August 2020) and experience teaching and conducting research with students and/or teachers in secondary school or community settings.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Preference will be given to individuals with teaching and research experience at the middle or high school level(s), especially applicants with experience with racially, ethnically, culturally, linguistically, and/or socioeconomically diverse student populations.
  • Applicants whose research is informed by sociocultural, critical, and/or post-structural theoretical perspectives are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Desired research areas include, but are not limited to,
    • writing and the teaching of writing, literature study and pedagogy, teacher education with a focus on literacy, disciplinary literacies, digital and media literacies, and policy studies related to literacy education.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. One Published Writing Sample
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 (preference will be given to applicants who submit by this deadline) and will continue until each position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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